Jakub Marciniak

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.

Quick improvement: Rolling up everything in Project Online

By |October 17th, 2017|

Objective:
Rolling up numbers and cost for the whole portfolio

Prerequisites:

The account needs to have permissions to update all projects and install custom apps. A Service or Administrator account preferred.
During the process, none or little activity in the environment. All projects should be checked-in. It is best to perform during night or managed down-time.

Quick steps:
Create […]

Smart Budget Allocation for Project-Oriented Organizations

By |June 12th, 2017|

Smart Budget Allocation for Project-Oriented Organizations
Consider these 4 elements to choose the right projects to be funded and staffed:

https://www.projectmanagement.com/articles/386522/Smart-Budget-Allocation-for-Project-Oriented-Organizations

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

By |January 25th, 2017|

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 |January 23rd, 2017|

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 so […]

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

By |January 11th, 2017|

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 business drivers […]

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

By |January 4th, 2017|

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 implementing […]

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Time: The most important reason for Project Portfolio Management (PPM)

By |December 5th, 2016|

Good decisions are made with a mind free of dead weight. As individuals we have the luxury of taking actions for ourselves to cleanse our thoughts before deciding on major changes in life. Based on personality, we know what’s at stake and the importance of the factors involved in the decision that lies ahead. In […]

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High-Level Reporting with S-Curves

By |October 19th, 2015|

Conclusion
The S-Curve is a useful starting point to see the current project situation at a glance. It is not sufficient to understand the situation and therefore should be accompanied by drill-downs and other charts/tables in project-specific categories.
Next post: Creating S-Curves in Project 2013
While this post covered the theory of S-Curves, the next post will walk you through on […]

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

By |September 21st, 2015|

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 the […]

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

By |September 14th, 2015|

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 with a new Project […]

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