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Project Portfolio Management (PPM)

Uniting Strategy and Execution for Project Achievement


Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is a strategic methodology adopted by organizations to streamline the management of numerous projects. It revolves around prioritizing, selecting, and aligning projects with the company's overarching goals. PPM aids in making informed decisions regarding resource allocation, budgeting, and project execution to maximize ROI. It centralizes project data, offering real-time insights that allow stakeholders to track progress, detect risks, and promptly adapt strategies for successful project completion. Ultimately, PPM empowers organizations to optimize their project portfolios, leading to enhanced business success and outcomes.

Why PPM?

Adopting PPM provides a structured and organized approach to managing projects, leading to better outcomes, increased efficiency, and enhanced competitiveness for your organization. Here are some reasons why you might consider adopting PPM:

Strategic Alignment

PPM helps align projects with the organization's overall strategic goals, ensuring that resources are focused on initiatives that contribute most to the company's success.

Risk Management

PPM provides a systematic approach to identify and manage risks associated with projects, enabling proactive mitigation strategies and reducing the likelihood of project failures.

Portfolio Visibility

PPM centralizes project data, giving stakeholders a comprehensive view of all projects, their status, and progress, facilitating better communication and collaboration across teams.

Resource Optimization

With PPM, you can efficiently allocate resources across projects, preventing overallocation and avoiding bottlenecks, leading to improved productivity and cost savings.

Decision Making

PPM offers real-time data and insights, empowering decision-makers to make informed choices about project selection, prioritization, and adjustments, enhancing overall project success rates.

Financial Control

PPM facilitates budget management and financial control over projects, helping organizations stay within allocated budgets and optimize their investments.

Adaptability & Flexibility

PPM allows organizations to adapt quickly to changing market conditions, customer demands, and emerging opportunities, ensuring better agility and responsiveness.

Performance Tracking

PPM enables monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) and project metrics, facilitating continuous improvement and the ability to make data-driven decisions.

Improved Project Success Rate

By prioritizing and focusing on high-value projects, PPM increases the likelihood of project success and achievement of strategic objectives.

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Why Choose NorthStar for your PPM Needs?

There are many facets to consider when exploring PPM solutions and it can be very confusing to figure out who is going to be the right PPM partner for your company. We understand this and have helped other companies like yours navigate their way through this complex process.


We can help you identify the current state of your PPM architecture, identify your requirements and gaps, and help you choose the correct PPM solution providers to bring in.

Audit Services

We will audit your current PPM architecture and provider(s) to determine if you are using the best and most cost-effective solution(s) for your business.


We can recommend PPM solutions based on current industry trends and best practices, so you can be sure that you are receiving a quality solution.


In addition to securing the correct PPM solution, we can often assist you with implementing new solutions.


We are PPM supplier agnostic and work with numerous providers. We can offer the best options from multiple suppliers.

Cost Management

We want to provide you with a great PPM solution within your budget and will work to make sure you are investing your money well.

NorthStar has reach and depth, tenured engineers and facilitators, and a deep bench of proven experience-based knowledge. We can help you assess your current state and identify PPM solutions that will be the right fit for your organization.

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Is PPM Right for Your Organization?

Determining if PPM is right for your company depends on various factors and the specific needs of your organization. When considering PPM, it is essential to assess your organization's current project management practices, challenges, and long-term goals to determine if PPM aligns with your needs. Implementing PPM may require investment in tools, training, and process adjustments, but it can lead to improved project outcomes and organizational efficiency in the long run. Consider the following points to assess whether PPM would be beneficial:

Project Complexity

If your company handles multiple projects with varying levels of complexity and interdependencies, PPM can help streamline project management and resource allocation.

Strategic Focus

If aligning projects with your company's strategic objectives is crucial for success, PPM provides a framework to prioritize projects that contribute the most to your overall goals.

Resource Management

If your organization faces challenges in optimizing resources, PPM can assist in efficiently allocating personnel, finances, and other assets across projects.


If your projects encounter risks that impact outcomes, PPM offers a systematic approach to identify, assess, and address potential risks.

Decision-making Processes

If you need data-driven insights to make informed decisions regarding project selection, prioritization, and adjustments, PPM can provide valuable real-time information.

Collaboration & Communication

If your teams and stakeholders require better collaboration and communication to enhance project visibility and coordination, PPM centralizes project data for easier access.

Financial Control

If maintaining financial control over projects and budgets is crucial, PPM can help monitor project costs and ensure adherence to allocated funds.


If your company plans to expand its project portfolio, PPM can accommodate increased project volume and complexity more effectively.

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