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108 Customers Surveyed

903 Data Points Collected

46 Published TechFacts

18 Published Charts

22 Published Case Studies



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Micro Focus PPM Improves Visibility

Deploying PPM has greatly improved our resource management and portfolio visibility.

Executive, Large Enterprise Insurance Company

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%

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise professional services company is based on a February 2013 survey of Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The user experience improvements for visibility and navigation on forms will have a big impact on the user community.”

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Currently has 100-500 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 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
    • Allow both executives as well as PMOs can manage and prioritize IT investments
    • 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
    • Support for Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend for IT staff
  • Will improve user adoption of PPM by 25-50% through the new features in PPM 9.2.
  • Reduced the time to execute projects by 10-25% due to the new improvements in PPM 9.2.

Impact of Micro Focus 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
53%
We are able to actively match people with the right skills to the right tasks
20%
Our resource managers are more efficient when determining where to assign their people
30%
We are more effective at determining when we need to get external resources for our projects, allowing us to plan further in advance
27%
Our staff is now much more aware of their assignments and expectations
53%
We now are able to manage availability and are much more efficient in assigning the best resource
40%

Case Study: Large Enterprise Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise financial services company is based on an October 2014 survey of Micro Focus ADM customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We use Micro Focus ADM in great detail for Resource Management and Project Management. The improvements made to the Staffing Profile and Work Plan functionality will improve the user productivity by reducing processing time when adding and modifying detailed information about the projects. Improvements with the reporting exports will improve user productivity as well.”

Challenges

  • Addressed the following initiatives with Micro Focus ADM:
    • Strategic or investment planning
    • Portfolio optimization
    • Enterprise PPM (beyond IT)
    • Business alignment
    • Agile (or Agile/Waterfall hybrid) project management

Use Case

  • Currently has 10,000 + users of Micro Focus ADM.
  • Upgraded their test instance to Micro Focus ADM 9.30 in more than 4 weeks.

Results

  • Agrees the following functionalities will add additional value in Micro Focus ADM 9.3:
    • Staffing profile right on the project page
    • Inline adding, editing and cloning of positions in a staffing profile
    • Resource recommendation and Resource Management Optimization
    • New quick work plan
    • Ability to integrate with external Agile tools like Rally
    • New cost monitors, prediction and optimization
  • Achieved the following with the Micro Focus ADM 9.3 features:
    • Improved user adoption due to improved intuitive user experience
  • Will improve user adoption of Micro Focus ADM by 26-50% with the new features in Micro Focus ADM 9.3.
  • Expects to save 26-50% in project expenses versus current investment requirements using Micro Focus ADM 9.3.


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About Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management

MicroFocus' 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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