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Micro Focus offers Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) software via its acquisition of Hewlett Packard Enterprise applications, including the former HP PPM platform.Complete PPM SolutionIn my organization, Micro Focus PPM is used by Project Managers, Business/Technical Analysts, Test Engineers and Developers. Starting with a proposal from Business unit, Project Managers (if it concerns more people and units) or Business/Technical Analysts (if it concerns a small unit or group) use this tool as a central management platform. All documentations and KPIs are managed over this tool. All resources are attached to projects and kept track of timesheets. All deployments (change management) are managed/directed by this tool.,Easy to manage tasks among project's stakeholders Satifying resource management capabilities Complete dashboard (fully customizable screens and integrations),sometimes it needs some walkthroughs over screens in order to achieve a task Unable to emphasize the important fields of pages (customization may result in messy screens) Old GUI style avoids the advantage of new technologies,7,The price is high per user, so the ROI might take longer Complete solution (easy to integrate with other HP products to achieve other requirements) May need to build new teams for reporting and operational requirements,CA PPM and Microsoft Project,7,JIRA Software, SoapUI Pro, BMC Helix ITSM (Remedy), Pega Platform, Pega Customer Engagement Suite, Pega RPA,1000,10,requirement management roadmap management deployment management capacity management resource management,using PPM as a functional size measurement tool (Cosmic Function Point) - this helps as forecaster as well,using more effectively with Agile tools (i.e. Jira) if GUI gets more stable and future-proof,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability Vendor Reputation,Implemented in-house Third-party professional services,Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled,7,dashboard reports,main project and resource management screen if too many customizations are available,7An excellent toolWe use Micro Focus PPM for Project Management and the Change Management processes. It has been used mainly by our IT Department and request entry is open to all organizations. It addresses Project Management, Portfolio Management, Time Management, and Change Management processes of the IT Department.,Project management. Workplans. Easy personalizations.,Project-Cost Management. Usability. Time Management.,7,Operational excellence. It leads to time reduction. Sox compliance.,9,JIRA Software, TrelloKings of the IT Demand Management SolutionMicro Focus PPM (formerly HP PPM) is being used by the whole organization—across all IT silos, the technical support team, the software development team, and all executives. Micro Focus PPM is solving demand management of our company by using Workflow Management, Resource Management, Portfolio Management, and Program Management modules.,Micro Focus PPM has itself approach to Project and Portfolio Management domain. It is perfectly solving our demand management problem and silos transparency problem of companies. Demand management is supported by its perfect visual and scalable workflow engine. Resource management requirements perfectly solved with PPM in project-based working teams. Portfolio Management and Program Management modules perfectly designed to manage all projects overall and easily.,The workflow engine is perfect, but there is room for improvement. The Workflow engine script language is not capable enough. For example, if you want to call an RPC (Remote Call Procedure) you have to do it in a tricky way. Each rose has a thorn. In the Workflow engine, you can configure each field's visibility and obligation state in a form depend on the status of workflow steps. Even if your approval step has passed you can still see and edit fields in the form and can save your changes.,9,As an IT manager, you can see all the demands. You can also see volume, categorization and cost/benefit of demands in one system. What is the resource utilization depend on demands As a business, you can see all your demands, which one in what status, is it in the program of IT or rejected. If it rejected you can know acceptable reasons. Executives know which projects are really supporting the objectives of the company, and which projects are added greater value than the others.,CA PPM, Microsoft Project Server, Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud, Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas) and SAP PPM,SAP PPM, CA PPMHP PPM - Robust, Flexible and more than a project management toolHP Project and Portfolio (PPM) is being used to track all IT projects for the State of Oklahoma, all pre-construction projects for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, for the workflow of many internal processes for the Office Of Management and Enterprise Services (invoicing, purchasing, position tracking, change management and internal billing). The tool aids the department in defining business processes and automating them.,The dashboards and search capabilities allow for an enhanced end user experience, allowing them to customize their views and access to data. The automated workflow tool allows us to define and automate business processes across the organization. The Project tool allows us to track and monitor IT projects across the state.,The Staffing Profile and Resource Management module could be easier to use and allow for more flexibility in determine resourcing leveling. The financial summary could be made more flexible if you were able to put notes on each financial summary line. Allowing for an easier interface from a financial module to the financial summary would allow for easier updating of the actuals.,10,Positive - allowing for us to be able to automate many of our manual or paper processes.,Microsoft Project Server and Carasoft,Cherwell Service Management,2,2,Workflow of business processes Project Management Tracking of Enhancements Change Management,Automating many of our business processes Tracking Applications,If there was an option to share dashboards on a public website, we could use it to power our Projects.Ok.Gov website.,10,No,Price Product Features Product Usability,Not at all,Professional services company,No,Change management was a small part of the implementation and was well-handled,Decisions around time tracking for the staff,10,No,8,Yes,They are always quick to respond at getting the product back up and going when it is down.,Searching Administration of the tool Dashboards,Staffing Profiles Resource Leveling/Resource Management,Yes,8Not a great Project Management ToolHP Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) is used by the entire organization in IT to manage projects from discovery to delivery. The entire project reports of all phases are generated from PPM. At the same time, time tracking also happens in PPM. This allows for budget tracking within the tool.,Time Tracking Project Status Reports,User Interface needs lot of improvement Too many clicks required to do the job Report creation is horrible,3,More Streamlined Leadership is very informed now,IBM Marketing Operations, IBM Campaign, IBM Interact
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Micro Focus PPM (formerly HP PPM)
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October 11, 2019

Complete PPM Solution

Score 7 out of 10
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In my organization, Micro Focus PPM is used by Project Managers, Business/Technical Analysts, Test Engineers and Developers. Starting with a proposal from Business unit, Project Managers (if it concerns more people and units) or Business/Technical Analysts (if it concerns a small unit or group) use this tool as a central management platform. All documentations and KPIs are managed over this tool. All resources are attached to projects and kept track of timesheets. All deployments (change management) are managed/directed by this tool.
  • Easy to manage tasks among project's stakeholders
  • Satifying resource management capabilities
  • Complete dashboard (fully customizable screens and integrations)
  • sometimes it needs some walkthroughs over screens in order to achieve a task
  • Unable to emphasize the important fields of pages (customization may result in messy screens)
  • Old GUI style avoids the advantage of new technologies
Micro Focus PPM is well suited if Business and/or Technical Units do not require too many customizations (or complex requirements) on provided screens. Customizations result in messy screens and sometimes those screens may not be working properly as intended. Some users may assume that the screens are very flexible likewise in-house developed screens but most of the time this may fake the Customization Team during the implementation of new screens by resulting not-functioning screens
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October 07, 2019

An excellent tool

Score 7 out of 10
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We use Micro Focus PPM for Project Management and the Change Management processes. It has been used mainly by our IT Department and request entry is open to all organizations. It addresses Project Management, Portfolio Management, Time Management, and Change Management processes of the IT Department.
  • Project management.
  • Workplans.
  • Easy personalizations.
  • Project-Cost Management.
  • Usability.
  • Time Management.
For Project Management, Micro Focus PPM includes all most every feature you need. You can manage your projects using work plans, project health, resource assignments, actuals, and costs. Additionally, you can get required approvals with workflows like sponsor approval or CR approvals. However, at project costing we need to make customizations due to lack of several outsource costs on it.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Micro Focus PPM (formerly HP PPM) is being used by the whole organization—across all IT silos, the technical support team, the software development team, and all executives. Micro Focus PPM is solving demand management of our company by using Workflow Management, Resource Management, Portfolio Management, and Program Management modules.
  • Micro Focus PPM has itself approach to Project and Portfolio Management domain. It is perfectly solving our demand management problem and silos transparency problem of companies.
  • Demand management is supported by its perfect visual and scalable workflow engine.
  • Resource management requirements perfectly solved with PPM in project-based working teams.
  • Portfolio Management and Program Management modules perfectly designed to manage all projects overall and easily.
  • The workflow engine is perfect, but there is room for improvement. The Workflow engine script language is not capable enough. For example, if you want to call an RPC (Remote Call Procedure) you have to do it in a tricky way.
  • Each rose has a thorn. In the Workflow engine, you can configure each field's visibility and obligation state in a form depend on the status of workflow steps. Even if your approval step has passed you can still see and edit fields in the form and can save your changes.
Micro Focus PPM (formerly HP PPM) is well suited for those that want to manage demands coming from businesses. Also, it is well suited for those that want to manage projects with programs and/or portfolios, who want to manage their resources (ROl, skills, assign tasks, timesheet) and financials (cost, revenue, profit, item by item) based on demands and projects.
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Score 10 out of 10
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HP Project and Portfolio (PPM) is being used to track all IT projects for the State of Oklahoma, all pre-construction projects for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, for the workflow of many internal processes for the Office Of Management and Enterprise Services (invoicing, purchasing, position tracking, change management and internal billing). The tool aids the department in defining business processes and automating them.
  • The dashboards and search capabilities allow for an enhanced end user experience, allowing them to customize their views and access to data.
  • The automated workflow tool allows us to define and automate business processes across the organization.
  • The Project tool allows us to track and monitor IT projects across the state.
  • The Staffing Profile and Resource Management module could be easier to use and allow for more flexibility in determine resourcing leveling.
  • The financial summary could be made more flexible if you were able to put notes on each financial summary line.
  • Allowing for an easier interface from a financial module to the financial summary would allow for easier updating of the actuals.
  • Useful for high-end project tracking, workflow management and access to data through the dashboards and searching.
  • Less suited for basic project management that many of our business customers need.
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Score 3 out of 10
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HP Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) is used by the entire organization in IT to manage projects from discovery to delivery. The entire project reports of all phases are generated from PPM. At the same time, time tracking also happens in PPM. This allows for budget tracking within the tool.
  • Time Tracking
  • Project Status Reports
  • User Interface needs lot of improvement
  • Too many clicks required to do the job
  • Report creation is horrible
For a big complex enterprise, the tool serves the purpose very well for IT project management. I do not recommend it to be used in a creative agency for their workflow and project management. I think IT organizations are used to clumsy tools and somehow figure a way out so it can work.
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Micro Focus offers Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) software via its acquisition of Hewlett Packard Enterprise applications, including the former HP PPM platform.

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