Bubble PPM is a robust system with personalized assistance that will get your teams organized for Product Development work.
March 19, 2021

Bubble PPM is a robust system with personalized assistance that will get your teams organized for Product Development work.

Matt Quist | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Bubble PPM

Bubble PPM is being used by a proprietary product department, to manage the portfolio of New Product Development projects, as well as product line changes as well as supporting communication, R&D, and supplier/vendor projects. The service from Bubble provides a cloud-based system to manage portfolios of product development projects, as well as personal support for implementation of the processes necessary to make full use of a Product Portfolio Management approach. The system provides for simultaneous management of individual projects, as well as the portfolios of all projects underway by our department. The project management is ideal for product development work, with a phased-gate approach to managing the progress of work, along with a complete scheduling tool, financial modeling, and strategic scoring for project prioritization, and much more. The portfolio level view allows for a complete overview of all projects, the modeled financial contribution of those projects, and the progress to completion. There is a suite of project and portfolio level dashboards and reports that are extremely useful for meetings and progress reports.
  • Bubble PPM allows for a "single source of truth" for the progress and details of all projects. The very flexible system allows for customized forms and fields that provides a home for all the details of a project, from ideation to post-launch review.
  • Bubble PPM is particularly good for managing Product Development projects. The system is built with Product Development in mind, which is a unique offering where other project management tools have been deficient. The project templates are made for the specific demands of managing many ongoing products, with provisions for managing competing priorities.
  • Bubble is more than a software system, there is personal help with implementing a system of governing projects where there may have been gaps before. The company began as a process management consultancy, that saw the need for a system to manage the resulting processes they developed with clients. It is hard to overstate the value of this background of the company when adapting your existing processes to the Bubble PPM system, or creating processes for the first time.
  • If you want your team to be conspicuously well-organized, "doing the right work", with easy reports for progress updates, forecasting, and budgeting, this system will help you.
  • As with all software systems there are features that are occasionally changed to improve the function of the system. Some patience and curiosity is always rewarded with any software, and this is no different.
  • Bubble PPM has has a very positive impact on the productivity and ROI for our product development work.
  • Bubble PPM has given us an unprecedented transparency to the future value of our products in development, as well as the progress of those products. The system overcomes what can be a 'black box' of progress that is hard to see in some product development environments. This has been very valuable to our teams that are doing the product development work, as well as the other workstreams that need updates on the work in progress.
Prior to Bubble PPM we attempted use of many of the well-known project management tools to manage our product development work. Those other project management tools were met with frustration in attempts to implement them because they are more focused with the timing and scheduling of individual projects rather than capturing the full portfolio of possible candidate projects and selecting the most strategic and valuable projects to move forward. Bubble PPM was the first system we found that was purpose-built for managing product development work, and its implementation was very successful from the beginning with the personal help given by the team at Bubble.

Do you think Bubble PPM delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Bubble PPM's feature set?

Yes

Did Bubble PPM live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Bubble PPM go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Bubble PPM again?

Yes

Bubble PPM is well suited for anyone who manages product related projects, especially new product development. As we've matured in our implementation of the system we found that it is great for managing all projects, but the specific strength is product development to launch.

Bubble PPM would not be as appropriate for use as a CRM tool, as the references to people are best suited to users within the organization.