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.

Agile in Microsoft Project

By | 2017-11-17T11:30:34+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: Project, Project Management|Tags: , , , , , |

Now you can manage projects in Microsoft Project using new built-in agile features. The new features are included in version 1710 (Build 8625.2121). This post will walk you through creating and managing a project for an ATM upgrade with the new agile tools. Creating the Sprint Planning Board Startup project and choose "Scrum Project" [...]

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Quick improvement: Rolling up everything in Project Online

By | 2017-11-17T11:30:34+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Project Online, Reporting|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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Smart Budget Allocation for Project-Oriented Organizations

By | 2017-06-12T12:17:45+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Categories: Consulting, Portfolio Management, Resource Management, Strategy|

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

By | 2017-11-17T11:30:37+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Categories: Portfolio Management|

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 | 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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