BrightWork templates for portfolio management provide senior executives with high-level visibility into the health of multiple projects across the organization, give a clear view in to the allocation of resources, and enables a consistent methodology to ensure approved projects are aligned with strategic objectives.
The Project Office template provides insights into the health and progress of multiple projects.
It includes a set of cross-project dashboards that enables senior executives to see at glance how all projects in the organization are performing and easily identify the ones that are in trouble. The Project Office dashboards roll up data from all the projects located under it in the hierarchy.
The Project Office template includes the optional Projects Tracker, which enables project managers to manage the high-level details of certain projects. Many customers will start to manage a project in the Projects Tracker, and then move the project to a full site where it will continue to be reported on in the Project Office, but with the extra detail in the new site, such as task and risks.
The Project Request Manager template provides a means to request and approve new projects.
A key to project success is a proper project approval process. Projects need to be assessed for things like cost, likelihood of success, strategic fit, and availability of resources.
The Project Request Manager template enables an objective methodology to assist with deciding which projects get approved and which ones get rejected. It facilitates the capture of key data about requested projects and allows this information to be sent for review and approval or rejection. All stakeholders can track the progress of a project request through the process of drafting, reviewing, ranking, and approval. The Project Request Manager can also be used to create new project sites.