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108 Customers Surveyed

903 Data Points Collected

53 Published TechFacts

18 Published Charts

22 Published Case Studies

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Case Study: State & Local Government


This case study of a state & local government is based on a January 2011 survey of HP Project and Portfolio Management customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Deploying PPM has helped us to:

  • Monitor and control program and project health real-time.
  • Automate end-to-end processes in the system for effectiveness.
  • Monitor and track project schedule, cost , scope, risks and quality of delivery projects."


  • Addressed the following challenges with their HPE Project and Portfolio Management solution:
    • Managed different proposals and projects more efficiently
    • Updated project financials and status efficiently
    • Made project status transparent
    • Managed time and human resources efficiently
    • Gained clear visibility into project health

Use Case

  • Supports 100-500 users on their HPE Project and Portfolio Management solution.
  • The following business units use their HPE Project and Portfolio Management solution:
    • Information/Technology
    • Delivery
  • Employs their HPE Project and Portfolio Management solution in production to:
    • Maintain visibility of overall status of all in-flight projects and programs
    • Manage project tasks and activities
    • Capture and record time and effort on projects
    • Manage project financials to ensure effective cost controls
    • Track and manage project risks and issues
    • Track and manage project change requests
    • Manage project-related costs and budgets
    • Manage resource allocation and assignment to ensure effective resource utilization
    • Manage actual time spent on project-related activities


  • Described an improvement in demand management in the following areas with their HPE Project and Portfolio Management solution:
    • Increased visibility into future proposals and initiatives
    • Deeper understanding of the trade-offs needed to balance portfolio of projects
    • Improved visibility into the numbers and types of demands coming in
    • Consistent and transparent governance process
  • Improved project and program management in the following ways with their HPE Project and Portfolio Management solution:
    • Delivered projects on time
    • Delivered projects on budget
    • Tracked and managed issues and change requests
    • Consistently enforced standards and methodologies
  • Improved resource management using their HPE Project and Portfolio Management solution by:
    • Better planning for supply and demand
    • Planning further in advance as to when external resources are needed
    • Assigning the best resource
  • Reported a 20% – 30% return on investment.
  • Improved overall project success by 30% – 40%.

Impact of HPE PPM on Resource Management

How would you describe the impact of PPM on resource management?

We are able to actively plan for supply and demand to improve resource utilization
We are able to actively match people with the right skills to the right tasks
Our resource managers are more efficient when determining where to assign their people
We are more effective at determining when we need to get external resources for our projects, allowing us to plan further in advance
Our staff is now much more aware of their assignments and expectations
We now are able to manage availability and are much more efficient in assigning the best resource

Case Study: Smart Communications, Inc


This case study of Smart Communications, Inc is based on a January 2013 survey of HP 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."


  • Addresses the following challenges with HPE 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 HPE PPM in their organization.
  • Will upgrade to production for HPE PPM 9.20 within next 3-4 months.


  • Chose the following as the most valuable HPE PPM 9.20 functionalities based on their environment:
    • Improved user interface: clean and intuitive design for ease of use
    • Integration with HPE Agile Manager as they have agile projects
    • Integration with HPE Application Lifecycle Manager or HPE 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.

Simplified user experience of HPE PPM 9.2 will improve user adoption

The new user experience of HPE 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

HPE PPM is used by multiple business units

Which business areas / units are using HPE PPM?

Corporate Real Estate

HPE PPM optimizes work, improves internal efficiency and reduces costs

HPE PPM enables transparent control of activities and resource allocation optimizing work and reducing costs. Clear information about the requests and pipeline makes working on specific objectives and meeting deadlines possible so everything is delivered on time and there is improved internal efficiency.

IT Manager, Large Enterprise Banking Company

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About HPE Software Project and Portfolio Management

HPE's innovative PPM solution helps executives overcome all challenges by providing critical information in real-time to help PMO makes the right investment decisions by standardizing, managing, and capturing the execution of project and operational activities and resources.

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