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Maximize Value and Avoid Waste by Managing PPM Tool Proliferation in Your Enterprise

Published: 20 November 2013

ID: G00259178

Analyst(s): Daniel Stang


Many different types of PPM software products are proliferating throughout enterprises at multiple levels. PPM leaders who do not work together to effectively track and manage this software proliferation will see tool redundancy, unnecessary costs and failed implementations in their enterprises.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Don't Panic Over PPM Proliferation — Guide and Monitor It
  • Understand the Growing PPM Product Inventory in the Enterprise to Maximize Value From All of Them
  • The Four Layers of the PPM Product Usage Reference Model Help PMO Leaders See How Everything Fits
    • Project Collaboration Tools (the Base Layer)
    • General-Purpose and Professional Services Administration Tools
    • Mature, Execution-Level PPM Tools
    • Dynamic, Portfolio-Level PPM Tools (the Apex)
  • Here's What You Should Do Now

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