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Real User
Manager IT Project Portfolio at Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Apr 26 2018

What is most valuable?

* Flexibility * Easy user adoption Those are valuable because the tool should be an enabler and not a barrier to people getting their work done.

How has it helped my organization?

The benefits are that it creates visibility across our whole organization. People that were often left in the dark wondering what was happening with projects. Now have an easy solution to see all the… more»

What needs improvement?

Ultimately, I would like to see them keep moving in the direction that they are, and get everything over into the new UX, to modernized portfolio management; To get all of the project management… more»

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

We were running all manual processes, and using Excel spreadsheets, and investing far too much manual effort to try and run a process. One of the main drivers in our choosing CA was that it was one of… more»

What other advice do I have?

The new UX is great because it has helped remove some of those barriers, so that people who are not classically trained project managers can easily get up to speed in using the tool without having to… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at CA and we also looked at Planview and HPE.
Vendor
Sr Project IT Leader - Project Management at Honeywell Aerospace
May 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The best thing is one single source to capture all our IT project information. We are a very big company all over the world. We have all the data in one spot. The product is easy to access, easy to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are still early on. For the leadership, they see it as, perhaps, a more accurate way of gathering information for their decision making and as a single source. They don't have to go to every site… more»

What needs improvement?

We're pretty new so I don't know all the capability that the tool has. From what I'm hearing here, I see there's a lot more capabilities. We are running with version 14.3, straight out of the box. I… more»

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

We were using a SharePoint site in our Aerospace Group and our SBG, our Strategic Business Group, which is Aerospace. We had another couple of homegrown applications, the ones that were used for the… more»

What other advice do I have?

I think we moved to it fairly quickly once we got going. I think it's easy to move to. It seems to offer a lot of advantages, tools, and functionality. Just try it out. The company has been around and… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There were some other tools we tried. I was not at that startup. I think it we looked into Accolade because I think that's being used by the Aero Engineering Group. We do have JIRA. We've tried moving… more»
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Consultant
Director - Territory Manager at Netready CCA
May 15 2017

What is most valuable?

The platform is quite robust. We were looking for a solution that would help us build a PMO for our operations, which are based in four different countries. They all have different needs, and different business objectives and relationships… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It was a big improvement because we did not previously have a formal tool to manage projects. So, we went from nothing to using the “best of breeds”; so we are very satisfied with how everything turned out.

What needs improvement?

I don't have a deep knowledge of the product, so I am probably not the best person to give you feedback on that. That would be more the function of our PMO head. I know that there is a kind of normal evolution in the PPM roadmap. So there… more»

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

We did not use any other vendors before CA to provide a solution. When we were selecting a vendor, we considered their reliability and presence in our region. This is a key factor for us, and CA has fortunately been stable in Latin America… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is definitely worth taking a good look at it. Don't be scared off by some people saying it's an expensive solution. You cannot compare a tool like this with some other tools that are out there in the market, or even open-source options… more»
Vendor
IT Engineer & Consultant with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 25 2017

What is most valuable?

* Detailed project planning, showing the updated project status and its most useful KPIs * Detailed project financials and cost, defining detailed budget plans and updated management and view of taxes, fees, expenses (transactions) * Cost and financial investment hierarchy, obtaining the real… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The organization can obtain, from only one solution, a consolidated view of its project and portfolio management with the real cost of its projects and services, and the aggregation of all the IT investments.

What needs improvement?

It could be a real improvement to change the UI behavior, to work more in the foreground. This should allow implementing of input data controls, popup messages, etc. At the moment, the UI behavior works totally in the background and it’s a handicap to designing and implementing some UI and data form… more»

What other advice do I have?

It seems obvious, but it’s strongly recommended to stay close to the standards and to use the OOTB functionalities (and to customize them if it’s the case), instead of implementing custom parallel functionalities. You will avoid future compatibility issues or complex product upgrade processes.
Real User
IT Governance & Performance Management Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 18 2017

What is most valuable?

* Project and other objects portfolio management * Financial management * Reporting possibilities

How has it helped my organization?

* Ensures a consistent approach to project management and approvals of the project gates. * Provides an integrated view on the planned and active investments. (Ideas and… more»

What needs improvement?

Up to version 12.x the GUI was still Web 1.0, and although it has been redesigned with release 13.x-14.x it is bit behind other solutions. (Based on the evaluation of 15.1… more»

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

It is not the cheapest option, but definitely worth the price (if properly designed and implemented).

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

We previously used two instances of Clarity in the business division and a different PPM tool in the IT organization for IT PPM. The decision was to deploy one system… more»

What other advice do I have?

Get familiar with the out-of-the-box functionality. Even if you do not plan to roll out fully fledged resource management with time tracking, make sure you understand how… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options have been evaluated as the management decision was to apply EA principle of recycling already owned tool deployed in 2 independent installations.
Vendor
Solution Architect at Excers
Dec 07 2016

What is most valuable?

CA PPM is an amazing product where you can evaluate anything, from concept to cash, all the way. It's not just project management, it's everything: enablement, managing, tracking, and controlling work.

How has it helped my organization?

CA PPM lets you forecast cost, effort, and identify capacity risks. It essentially tells you where your flaws are, and where you need to improve. You can manage your pipeline, your backlog can be groomed using portfolios, and you can use the waterline feature to do your annual planning. It shows me… more»

What needs improvement?

There could be some additional enhancements, especially on closely integrating with CA Agile Central. Our CA Agile Central, formerly called Rally, is as an execution agent where Scrum teams are actually working on the product, which was planned and proposed in CA PPM. We take the idealization… more»

What other advice do I have?

Take baby steps. Go with a crawl, walk, run approach. The organization will never be ready to adopt any change, so user adoption is critical. Get a feel for your change. It should come from senior management. At the end of the day, we should show what's the value to each and every individual. What's… more»
Vendor
PMO - Logistics at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 01 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable for me is the opportunity to have a single tool to manager my entire projects portfolio. It is where I can see more value, because I can rate my projects, compare them. We can use a process based on PMI guides, because the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In the past we had to deal with a lot of spreadsheets and power point presentations with different formats and with no vision if it was real project information. Nowadays, we have all managerial projects information into CA PPM solution… more»

What needs improvement?

Now, I have more knowledge about it, but in the beginning it was a little bit difficult to get used to its navigability, and end-users needs more help to get used to it. I miss the lack of integration between data, for exemple, between… more»

What other advice do I have?

I strongly recommend that you have your project and portfolio management process defined and look for a senior consultant expert in CA PPM.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated four distinct solutions, and in the requirements/commercial negotiation, my company choose CA PPM.
Real User
Application Development Manager at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 20 2016

What is most valuable?

We use the time sheet for reporting against tasks. We have a large user group that we keep track of all the time, and where people are spending it. From using the solution, benefits would include knowing what our people are up to, one, being able to post that to GL, we do use it as a sub-ledger. We also are starting more and more to use it for allocating resources, to make sure we understand what… more»

What needs improvement?

Ease of use, the user experience has been our biggest obstacle to overcome. I've seen some of the things that they're coming out with next year, and I applaud all of those. It's been long overdue to get that type of user experience into place. I'm going to say user experience, not to sound like a broken record, scalability, we have a constantly growing, we probably grow organically 10% to 15% a… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would put it right at a 7 to an 8/10, because I like what it is. It provides all the solution you need, the only takeaway, or coming off that 10 mark, is the user experience and the user interface. Forward looking to what the application is going to become by the time you go live and what you're going to do with it, not necessarily looking back and talking to users of long past, like myself, we… more»

What is Broadcom Clarity PPM?

CA PPM represents a single platform that enables you to manage your entire innovation lifecycle and make more informed strategic investments. CA PPM helps you track and prioritize market and customer requirements and make better decisions on how to invest limited resources, so you can optimize your enterprise, IT, service and product portfolio. Further, it offers the unified, comprehensive project management capabilities you need to deliver quality initiatives on time and on budget. Available via SaaS, on-premise, and hosted delivery models.
Also known as
Clarity PPM, CA Clarity, CA PPM, CA Clarity PPM
Broadcom Clarity PPM customers
Toyota Financial Services, GameStop, Polycom, Sky, Qantas, Cox Enterprises, Banco Mercantil, Borealis
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