Micro Focus PPM Review

We gained analytics about where the bottlenecks are, increased accurate decision-making, and it provides us with several "versus" visibility


What is most valuable?

Project management, time and resource management, demand management, and workflow automation.

These are the most critical and important modules that can make the PPM usage successful.

These are connected to each other. If want to do PPM, you can not say 'I will not manage demands', nor can you say 'I will not do resource management, etc.'

These modules are the base for a successful PPM usage. If you use these modules properly (with industry best practices), you will get the most out of it.

How has it helped my organization?

We gained analytics about where the bottlenecks are, increased accurate decision making, and it provides us with several "versus" visibility.

What needs improvement?

Portfolio management, hybrid project management, top-down budget and resource planning, application portfolio management.

For how long have I used the solution?

Eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Sometimes, yes. Especially in a Windows environment.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Sometimes, yes. That might depend on the Windows environment.

How are customer service and technical support?

They can take to the result which is expected from them.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward, because we decided to align with best practices.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Power license must be divided. Administration and project management shouldn't be in the same package.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

CA Clarity, IBM, and Microsoft. Did not evaluate Planview that time.

What other advice do I have?

Keep it simple, of course. Apply phased or sprint based approach. Not Big Bang.

Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor.
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