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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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HPE PPM Improves Project Delivery

A state & local government improved project and program management by delivering projects on time, delivering projects on budget, tracking and managing issues and change requests, and consistently enforcing standards and methodologies with their HPE Project and Portfolio Management solution.

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 helps overcome multiple challenges

What were the business and technology challenges you were facing before implementing HPE Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)?

It was difficult to manage all our different proposals and projects
71%
It took us a long time to update project financials and status
40%
We started many projects, but never knew if we had the right priority
40%
We had no clear idea what all the projects were that we were working on
52%
Our people were not sure what projects they should be working on
31%
We did not have an effective way to manage capacity and often over committed our people
69%
Other
29%

HPE PPM popular use-cases

Please describe how you are employing HPE PPM in production today.

Capture and manage strategic demands
73%
Capture and manage routine maintenance requests (proposals)
43%
Maintain visibility of overall status of all in-flight projects and programs
75%
Manage project tasks and activities
68%
Capture and record time and effort on projects
65%
Track and manage the portfolio of proposals and projects
65%
Strategic planning and management for priority discussions on all proposals, projects, programs and assets
38%
Manage project financials to ensure effective cost controls
40%
Track and manage project risks and issues
55%
Track and manage project change requests
57%
Manage project-related costs and budgets
45%
Manage resource allocation and assignment to ensure effective resource utilization
55%
Manage actual time spent on project-related activities
60%
Manage application lifecycle (proposal – project – asset) to maximize the value of investments
23%
Other
15%

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 HP 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 HPE 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 HPE PPM in their organization.
  • Will upgrade to production for HPE PPM 9.20 within next 3-4 months.

Results

  • 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 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
    • 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.

Case Study: State & Local Government

Introduction

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."

Challenges

  • 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

Results

  • 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%.


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