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Above and Below the Line, HP PPM Shines

Bruce_R ‎02-04-2013 11:06 AM - edited ‎09-09-2015 02:55 PM

As you may have read in our last blog, HP PPM is in a word, awesome. The Forrester Wave™ for Project/Program Portfolio Management 2012 ranked HP PPM as a Strategic Leader based on a strict repertoire of criteria. 


In the report, Forrester emphasized the increased demand for business agility. A proper agility plan enables organizations to view and trust information while making well-informed corporate decisions, ideally helping them outperform their competition. This need to support Lean and Agile practices makes today’s PPM tool choice all the more difficult. Above-the-line tools support strategic planning based on value, risks and benefits while below-the-line tools focus on managing demand and everyday work. Though some vendors straddle the line, very few—with the exception of HP PPM (not bragging, just saying…ok, maybe bragging a little)—are strong across the board.


In regards to the above-the-line market, Forrester determined that HP PPM provides robust top-down reporting capabilities that support strategic, project, application and service portfolios to various levels. We have made significant investments in bringing greater transparency to business technology planning. We focus on application development organizations and target  ALM and application portfolio management as part of its overall portfolio analysis process, offering a wide range of deployment options while providing global implementation support. Our particular above-the-line strengths lie in our portfolio management and dashboards.


Above the line bottom line:  Customers who have implemented HP PPM have an average of 6.2 percent IT budget return within a year.  Yes…that’s after all costs of implementation, licensing, staff and support are accounted for.




In regards to below-the-line functionalities, Forrester referred to HP as a “project management workhorse,” providing the ability to manage a wide array of projects ranging from traditional to Agile. Our flexible deployment options and ability to support global implementations allow for distributed teams to collaborate effectively. Our particular below-the-line strengths are resource and pipeline management and incorporating our ALM offering into our PPM solution, allowing businesses to deliver a higher level of project transparency.


Below the line bottom line:  HP PPM customers have an average of 45.5 percent more projects completed early.      




Bottom line: HP PPM improves project outcomes while reducing costs. Above and below the line, go us!


Want more?  Let Alcatel-Lucent fill you in on how HP PPM improved their business results.




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Bruce Randall has 18 years of experience in technology product management and product marketing, has authored numerous articles, whitepapers and other content, and has presented in multiple technology forums. More importantly, Bruce has enjoyed working with thousands of customers and technology stakeholders to better understand their problems and to address them with technology solutions and services.

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