Enterprise PPM - tying it all together
January 19, 2017

Enterprise PPM - tying it all together

James R. Parker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Portfolio and Resource Management (formerly Planview Enterprise)

Overall Satisfaction with Planview Enterprise

We have implmented PVE across a division within the company. Our objective is to make informed decisions faster and to improve predictability of our NPD projects. We also are attempting to increase consistency in our global processes for executing work within the division.
  • With PVE13 the reporting capabilities will lend themselves to provide easy portfolio assessments.
  • The Power BI interface will allow us to create customized project dashboards to monitor the health of key projects.
  • PVE allows us to enter project expenditures in multiple currencies depending on the site that is doing the work and then converts the various currencies into a common currency that can be used by corporate management when comparing and contrasting project costs.
  • Data entry of scheduling information is cumbersome. PVE13 appears to be making improvements but it's still not as simple as Microsoft Project to enter and edit tasks and timelines.
  • Like many PPM Enterprise solutions, PVE does not offer the ability to plan work using a PERT chart format. Our planners have adopted PERT for early planning efforts so this is a real handicap planning in PVE.
  • Adding a Critical CHAIN planning methodolgy would provide a key feature that none of the Enterprise PPM tools offer. Our organization has used Critical Chain for years and finds it valuable to deal with the variations that are typical in most high risk new product developments.
  • We have not utilized the tool long enough at this time to access ROI impacts.
I have not used any other enterprise based PPM tools either here or at other companies. From our selection assessment, PVE's capabilities are on par or better than other PPM tools. PVE and another PPM solution supplier were very close in our final scoring model. PVE was selected because it appeared to be a better out of the box COTS solution and we liked the start-up concept methodology that Planview promotes (don't do everything at once at the beginning).
Planview Enterprise (PVE) helps us connect our resource management efforts with our approved work efforts. Before PVE, these two areas were managed almost mutually exclusive from one another. The tool helps provide communication and collaboration between project teams and functional work areas.

We anticipate that the tool will ultimately help us decide which projects' concepts to fund and which to defer or decline. Our maturity model is just starting in this area.