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

Published: 23 May 2017

ID: G00332535

Analyst(s): Daniel Stang


PPM software products are proliferating throughout enterprises at multiple levels. To optimize and promote the value contribution of the PMO, program and portfolio management leaders must track and manage software proliferation and avoid tool redundancy, unnecessary costs and failed implementations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Don't Ignore PPM Proliferation — Guide and Monitor It
  • Understand the Growing PPM Product Inventory in the Enterprise to Maximize Value From It
  • See How Everything Fits Using the Four Layers of the PPM Product Usage Reference Model
    • Project Collaboration Tools (the Base Layer)
    • Work Management Tools (Layer 2)
    • Mature, Execution-Level PPM Tools (Layer 3)
    • Dynamic, Portfolio-Level PPM Tools (Layer 4, the Apex)
  • Here's What You Should Do Now

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