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Best Practices for PPM Tool Selection

Published: 28 October 2015

ID: G00275819

Analyst(s): Teresa Jones


Many PPM tools contain an array of functionality, much of which is rarely used in practice, making tool selection complicated and time-consuming. This note helps PPM leaders establish a selection process to identify the PPM tool best suited to deliver value to their organizations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use a Business-Outcome-Driven Process to Identify the Key Capabilities You Need From a Tool
  • Carry Out Stakeholder Analysis and Identify Critical Requirements, to Ensure a Focused Selection Process
  • Focus Vendor Demos on Day-in-the-Life Scenarios Primarily, and on Product Highlights Secondarily
  • Buy Functionality for Current Needs, but Choose a Provider Whose Vision and Roadmap Align With Your Likely Future Direction

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