Entries by Kim Essendrup

Why (and How) You Can Master Clarizen Configurations

Hi! I’m Kim Essendrup, one of the founders of Kolme Group and co-host of the Project Management Happy Hour podcast. At Kolme Group, we’re really proud to be a Preferred Implementation Partner for the Clarizen Project and Portfolio management platform. And that partnership is no accident! My partners and I started out on the technical […]

How Much Does A PPM Tool Cost?

If you are a Project Management Leader, you have probably got a mess to clean up. Maybe things keep going off track, maybe you have no easy way to measure what’s going on, or maybe you are just tired of struggling through portfolio reports at midnight when you yell, “There has to be a better […]

Customize Your Financial Planning View In Clarizen

We’ve premiered another quick win Kolme University mini-masterclass, showing you how to embed a Financial Planning view into a custom panel.  Normally, if you want to see the financial panel, you have to go to a dedicated view. BUT, by the end of our mini-masterclass you will have the Financial Planning panel and we can […]

Powerful Timephase Functionality In Clarizen

Clarizen just released some amazing new functionality for their Clarizen One platform which opens the door to some really powerful financial functionality.  We’re going to teach you a solution that uses a custom Invoices Module to track actual costs to your project – and integrates that into your projects’ timephase financials using this new Clarizen feature. Watch our short video to walk […]

Do I Need A PMO?

To PMO Or Not To PMO?  Of the many questions our team gets around portfolio management, PPM tools, and PMOs, probably the most important one of all is, “Do I need a PMO?” The reason it is so important is that if you don’t have a good answer at the ready, then your portfolio, potential […]

5 Components To Competitive Advantage

Dr. Rita McGrath kicked off the PMO Symposium ’17 with a talk on the 5 Components to Competitive Advantage. In her keynote, she noted that the goal of strategy used to be achieving a sustainable competitive advantage. But the pace of innovation today makes any such advantage transitory at best. To illustrate this, she shared […]

Caterpillar Heavy Equipment’s Agile Journey

One of the most talked about sessions at the PMI Symposium ’17 was delivered by Seth Norburg, Program Management Supervisor at Caterpillar. In his session, Seth walked through the Caterpillar Equipment’s Agile Journey and what it was like introducing Agile methodologies to this 100 year old industrial giant. Mr. Norburg’s team was a central PMO […]

What Is Organizational Agility?

Hello from Houston! Another fascinating discussion at PMO Symposium 2017 with the theme: What Is Organizational Agility? Mark A. Langley, CEO of PMI, opened up the morning session by talking through some of the key points of PMI’s Thought Leadership study on the topic, then Bruce Rogers, CIO of Forbes Insights discussed some of the […]