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The new HPE PPM 9.2

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Integration of Micro Focus PPM with Agile Manager means more value out of our investments

Support of Agile ‘Scrum’ projects in the new PPM will significantly improve our customer’s project execution time and we will get more value out of PPM for them.

Chief Technology Officer, Small Business Professional Services Company

Simplified user experience of Micro Focus PPM 9.2 will improve user adoption

The new user experience of Micro Focus PPM 9.2 should greatly improve performance for our users, which in turn will increase user adoption and willingness to use the tool. One huge benefit for our organization in this area is the asynchronous portlet load feature.

Application Manager, Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Integration of PPM 9.2 with Agile Manager supports roadmap to leverage Agile approach

The new user interface [introduced in Micro Focus PPM 9.2] provides better navigation throughout the tool, allowing specific users to jump to useful information quickly. The Agile Manager aligns with the roadmap of some engagement teams to use the Agile approach to project delivery.

The improved integration with ALMC also allows for more helpful real-time reports.

Jed De Leon, Senior IT Manager, Smart Communications

Majority of PPM 9.2 beta testers plan to upgrade sooner

68% of surveyed IT organizations will upgrade to production for Micro Focus PPM 9.20 over one year from now or less.

Micro Focus PPM helps address different attributes associated with project and portfolio management

Which of the following challenges are addressed by Micro Focus PPM in your organization?

Demand Management/Demand Prioritization
76%
Portfolio management
67%
Resource management/utilization
90%
Project/Program Management
95%
Time Management
90%
Application Portfolio Management
29%
Project/Program/Application Financial Management
67%

Micro Focus PPM customers have a wide range of users

How many users of Micro Focus PPM do you currently have in your organization?

100-500
44%
500-1000
6%
1000-5000
22%
5000-10000
11%
10,000 +
17%

Most valuable feature of PPM 9.2

Based on your knowledge from the beta test of Micro Focus PPM 9.20 and your organization which of the following functionalities would be of most value to you based on your environment?

Improved User Interface: Clean and intuitive design for ease of use
86%
Integration with Micro Focus Agile Manager as we have agile projects
36%
Integration with Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Manager or Micro Focus Quality Center
14%
Mobile PPM Enterprise mini-application: Access to PPM Time sheets/time management approval mini-app designed specifically for mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones
50%

PPM 9.2 – Top benefits

If you were able to beta test the PPM 9.2 can you describe the top benefits you could achieve from the newly added features?

Improved user adoption due to improved intuitive user experience
76%
Comprehensive view and one-stop management of all projects, IT or non-IT and Agile or traditional
33%
Flexible controls over the release processes and solid compliance objectives, without losing sight of the big picture
10%
Both executives as well as PMOs can manage and prioritize IT investments
33%
Improved collaboration in engineering across the complete application lifecycle.
14%
Unified, real-time and actionable information for all projects
33%
Improved agility - The integrations enable planning of project milestones and resources and enforcement and automation of processes and workflows across the application lifecycle and across all agile and traditional projects
33%
Reduced risk - Users are able to track project status, progress and trends and get the visibility into strategic business priorities, then also at the initiative level and across projects
29%
Reduced costs.- The integrations enable prioritizing user tasks and work items, efficient management of resources and automation of key administration tasks across PPM and ALM.
24%
Consolidated view Ability to integrate more easily with Application Lifecycle Manager (ALM) giving access to new dashboards /content relating to quality and requirement metrics in addition to time, resource, issues and risks
24%
Empowered connectivity- Time sheets approvers (project managers) can connect to corporate Time management system mini-app on the go
33%
Support for Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend for IT staff
38%

Case Study: Smart Communications

Introduction

This case study of Smart Communications is based on a January 2013 survey of Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The new user interface provides better navigation through the different information in PPMC, allowing specific users to jump to useful information quickly. The Agile Manager aligns with the roadmap of some engagement teams to use the Agile approach to project delivery.

The improved integration with ALMC also allows for more helpful real-time reports."

Challenges

  • Addresses the following challenges with Micro Focus PPM:
    • Demand Management/Demand Prioritization
    • Portfolio management
    • Resource management/utilization
    • Project/Program Management
    • Time Management
    • Application Portfolio Management
    • Project/Program/Application Financial Management

Use Case

  • Currently has 1000-5000 users of Micro Focus PPM in their organization.
  • Will upgrade to production for Micro Focus PPM 9.20 within next 3-4 months.

Results

  • Chose the following as the most valuable Micro Focus PPM 9.20 functionalities based on their environment:
    • Improved user interface: clean and intuitive design for ease of use
    • Integration with Micro Focus Agile Manager as they have agile projects
    • Integration with Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Manager or Micro Focus Quality Center
    • Mobile PPM Enterprise mini-application: Access to PPM Time sheets/time management approval mini-app designed specifically for mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones
  • Could achieve the following top benefits with PPM 9.2:
    • Improved user adoption due to improved intuitive user experience
    • Comprehensive view and one-stop management of all projects, IT or non-IT and Agile or traditional
    • Improved collaboration in engineering across the complete application lifecycle.
    • Improved agility – The integrations enable planning of project milestones and resources and enforcement and automation of processes and workflows across the application lifecycle and across all agile and traditional projects
    • Reduced costs.- The integrations enable prioritizing user tasks and work items, efficient management of resources and automation of key administration tasks across PPM and ALM.
    • Consolidated view – Ability to integrate more easily with Application Lifecycle Manager (ALM) giving access to new dashboards /content relating to quality and requirement metrics in addition to time, resource, issues and risks
    • Empowered connectivity- Time sheets approvers (project managers) can connect to corporate Time management system mini-app on the go
  • Will improve user adoption of PPM by 25-50% through the new features in PPM 9.2.
  • Reduced the time to execute projects by 25-50% due to the new improvements in PPM 9.2.


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