Gartner Research

Best Practices for PPM Tool Implementation

Published: 09 March 2015

ID: G00274303

Analyst(s): Teresa Jones, Robert Handler , Daniel Stang


Implementing modern PPM tools is not without risk. PPM leaders, portfolio managers and resource managers can minimize these risks by leveraging proven best practices.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use Iterative Evolution — Start Small and Evolve
  • Line Up Effective, Involved Executive Sponsorship
  • Use Good Professional Services
  • Leverage Best Practices in Organization Change Management
  • Have a Clear Understanding of the Desired End State Early
  • Embrace Out-of-the-Box Processes Whenever Possible
  • Include a Lot of Training in Your Plan and Budget — and Train, Train, Train
  • Consider Honorable Mentions

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