Avoiding project failure by planning portfolios for success

Managing a portfolio of projects in the housing sector is a skilled juggling act. With so many different targets to hit, competing priorities and limited resources, focus need to be on high impact items. How do you plan and sequence your portfolio to deliver maximum value?

Overwhelmingly, 97% of organisations believe that project management is critical to business performance and organisational success, according to a PwC study. Yet delivering a portfolio of projects successfully is never straight forward and around 70% of projects fail, according to PMI. 

portfoliosNine Feet Tall will be running a free virtual panel event on Thursday 12th May to discuss these challenges and provide insight and expert advice to help you deliver your portfolio successfully.

Join our panellists: Karen Stephens, Director of Strategy and Transformation at Stonewater Housing, Abi Williams Director of IT at LiveWest (pictured) and Nick Paul, Housing Sector Lead at Nine Feet Tall as they discuss how to prioritise portfolios and align to the business strategy.

During the event we will address:
•    The key to setting up your project portfolio for success
•    Effective prioritisation and sequencing to maximise impact
•    Introducing agile practices to deliver results iteratively
•    Applying the right levels of governance and structure
•    Managing the prioritised portfolio and staying on track despite the impact of external factors
•    Maintaining flexibility to accommodate new initiatives

Speaking ahead of the event, Nick Paul said: “We know from experience that getting clarity and visibility of the status of projects can be a major challenge for a lot of organisations. There are so many external and internal factors which can affect portfolio alignment and they can cause a loss of control. I am looking forward to discussing measures to combat these problems with our expert panel.”

This event is for Housing Associations and Housing Providers, places will fill up quickly. To book your place click here.

Nine Feet tall is a leading Change Management Consultancy which works in close partnership with clients to deliver widespread, positive change regardless of the organisation size and despite the cultural challenges faced. At the heart of what we do is a set of values which strongly resonate with clients and inspire and shape how our team delivers projects. We specialise in delivering complex projects combining the power of technology and people to deliver change that sticks, ensuring that our clients get high and measurable returns.

Contact – Rebecca Brown, Marketing Manager rebeccab@ninefeettall.com 07572 008481