Archive for the 'Project Portfolio Management' Category

Markus von der HeidenMarkus von der Heiden HP PPM Best Practices – The Key to Success

03/17/2008 by Markus von der Heiden

For a promising start of HP PPM projects, there are important requirements to be complied with, rules to be observed and system configurations to be carried out, right from the beginning. In the following, the most essential best practices are listed, gathered from a large number of HP PPM projects.

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Peter HelfensteinPeter Helfenstein Application Management Reduces SAP Costs

03/04/2008 by Peter Helfenstein

In the context of large commercial software installations, the opportunity to reduce costs in the long run – all through the life cycle of the systems – is tremendous. Four fields of Application Management, pragmatically introduced and applied, are able to substantially contribute to this potential benefit.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger SAP xRPM and HP PPM – Complementary Solutions?

02/07/2008 by Dieter Steiger

Whether in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for PPM or in evaluations for project portfolio management tools, HP PPM (HP Project and Portfolio Mangement Center) and SAP xRPM (xAPP Resource and Portfolio Management) are always positioned as competitors. But do the specific features of these very specialized solutions justify this positioning?

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi HP PPM and MS Project – Synergy Potential with Challenges

01/18/2008 by Marco Gerussi

The upgrade from Mercury ITG 6.0 to HP PPM 7.0 entailed a much improved project management module. Project Management has been separated from the actual PPM workbench and is now available as a “zero client” over the web. The new Project Management Cockpit centrally integrates all project activities from modules like Portfolio Management and Resource Management. At a glance, the most important milestones, project status, project risks, scope changes, resource availability and issues show up. Project health or project controlling indicators like Schedule Performance Index (SPI) or Cost Performance Index (CPI) can be automatically calculated and graphically represented.

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi beteo Miniguides – P&PM Market Survey

11/29/2007 by Marco Gerussi

Today’s PPM market is changing. The term PPM as a software category is used by Project Portfolio Management (PPM) as well as Project Management (PM) software vendors. For the sake of clarity there should be a comprehensive category including both subcategories: Project & Portfolio Management (P&PM).

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi Project Portfolio Management – Miniguide

11/22/2007 by Marco Gerussi

In the articles “PPM – Gartner Causes Confusion” and “Project Portfolio – Hype and More” we covered the issue of the nonspecific use of the term PPM.

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi PPM – Alibi Without Impact Analysis

11/16/2007 by Marco Gerussi

Project Portfolio and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) are well established terms used in many industries and heavily by software vendors. Accordingly, there are some standards and a number of software solutions that support the planning and controlling of ideas, initiatives and projects. But do these approaches and tools really meet the actual needs of organizations?

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi PPM – Gartner Causes Confusion

11/16/2007 by Marco Gerussi

Stimulated by HP’s limiting use of “Portfolio Management” in the new name of its powerful IT Governance solution HP PPM, we already covered the often misinterpreted and ambiguous use of the term “Project Portfolio” in earlier blogs.

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi Project Portfolio – Hype and More

11/15/2007 by Marco Gerussi

After the acquisition of Mercury HP has changed the product name of Mercury ITG to HP Project Portfolio Management Center, HP PPM. Dieter Steiger criticized this new naming already in his blog “Lifecycle Management – HP BTO makes it happen!”.

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