Jakub Marciniak

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About Jakub Marciniak

Jakub reduces complexity and increases productivity in Projects and Portfolios for Fortune 500 and DAX 30 companies through educational methods and analysis of people, processes and technology. As a Solution Consultant he guides efforts on digital transformation. He further raises awareness in NGOs for Project Management to build sustainable solutions with a focus on strategic partnerships. Jakub is especially passionate about thought leadership in the areas of Demand Management, Portfolio Analytics & Selection, Business Intelligence & Reporting as well as Resource Management.

Mastering Portfolio Management with Project Online 3/5: Create Portfolio Analysis

By | 2017-11-17T11:30:35+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Categories: Business Drivers, Portfolio Management, Project Online, Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Having business drivers in place and prioritizations set is an achievement in a maturing organization. Tactical considerations were implicitly made by determining the amount of prioritizations, as the outcomes of those discussions cover the power game and oftentimes set a clear direction for the portfolio analysis. The definition of portfolio analyses needs an amount of reflection [...]

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DeltaBahn is a Top Microsoft Solution Provider 2016

By | 2017-11-17T11:30:35+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Consulting, Portfolio Management|Tags: , , , , , , |

Take advantage of our Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) experts. We are proud to announce being awarded among 100 Most Promising Microsoft Solution Providers 2016. "DeltaBahn's unique differentiator is its ability to view PPM toolset services from a business perspective rather than taking just a technical approach. We aim to map our customer's business processes [...]

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Mastering Portfolio Management with Project Online 2/5: Create Driver Prioritization

By | 2017-11-17T11:30:36+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Categories: Business Drivers, Portfolio Management, Project Online, Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

When strategic goals are grouped into categories (for example based on a balanced scorecard) and business drivers are derived from the strategy, we need to create driver prioritization. This will allow us to design a desired portfolio constellation that we can work on when analyzing portfolios. Purpose and goal of driver prioritization Prioritizing a set of [...]

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Mastering Portfolio Management with Project Online 1/5: Define Business Drivers

By | 2017-11-17T11:30:36+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Categories: Business Drivers, Portfolio Management, Project Online, Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , |

The market position of a company depends on the way it executes its strategy. Portfolios of projects are highly strategic. Mastering portfolio management results in competitive advantage through efficiency. Organizations that align their portfolio management, program and project management processes and tools with the business strategy and each other are consistently more successful. Companies will thrive when [...]

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High-Level Reporting with S-Curves

By | 2017-11-17T11:30:37+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Categories: Reporting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

High-Level Reporting with S-Curves The S-Curve compares the planned progress versus the actual progress and helps you keep the the project overview in the long-run. The Challenge Throughout the project life cycle reporting becomes more complex. Multiple Performance Indicators (MPIs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) evolve and the project sponsors feel the need for more measures over [...]

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How to manage support work in a set timeframe in Project 2013

By | 2017-11-17T11:30:37+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Categories: Task Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

How to manage support work in a set time frame in Project 2013 It is not always possible to plan for and estimate every task in a portfolio or program of projects. Unplanned activities that add up during execution can be meetings, smaller logistical actions, general maintenance, general support and other miscellaneous activities. Depending on [...]

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Project 2013 – Microsoft Project for Professionals: 4 Simple & Practical Steps to Mastering Reporting Basics in under 20 Minutes

By | 2017-11-17T11:30:37+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Categories: Reporting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Project 2013 - Microsoft Project for Professionals 4 Simple & Practical Steps to Mastering Reporting Basics in under 20 Minutes Create a dashboard Step 1. Open Project 2013 and open the project that we created the in the last part of this series Resource basics from the Commercial Construction project template. NOTE: Alternatively, you can follow along [...]

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Project 2013 – Microsoft Project for Professionals: 3 Simple & Practical Steps to Mastering Resource Basics in under 20 Minutes

By | 2017-11-17T11:30:38+00:00 September 7th, 2015|Categories: Resource Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Project 2013 – Microsoft Project for Professionals 3 Simple & Practical Steps to Mastering Resource Basics in under 20 Minutes Assign Resources An assignment is the match­ing of a resource to a task to do work. From the perspective of a task, you might call the process of assigning a resource a task assignment; from the [...]

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Project 2013 – Microsoft Project for Professionals: 5 Simple & Practical Steps to Mastering Task Context in under 30 Minutes

By | 2017-11-17T11:30:38+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Categories: Task Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Project 2013 – Microsoft Project for Professionals 5 Simple & Practical Steps to Mastering Task Context in under 30 Minutes Structure in summary tasks In a logical order the tasks Prepare and submit the project schedule, Prepare and submit the schedule of values and Resource Allocation belong together. Creating summary tasks is useful to structure [...]

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Project 2013 – Microsoft Project for Professionals: 5 Simple & Practical Steps to Mastering Task Basics in under 30 Minutes

By | 2017-11-17T11:30:39+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Categories: Task Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Project 2013 – Microsoft Project for Professionals 5 Simple & Practical Steps to Mastering Task Basics in under 30 Minutes Insert Task Basic Interface You can also follow these steps if you create a project from scratch. Step 1. Open Project 2013 and double-click on the Commercial Construction project template. Project 2013 - Commercial [...]

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