The PPM Paradise: Your Customized Solutions for Project, Program, Portfolio and Resource Management

“The PPM Paradise” is the optimal environment for enterprise-wide project, program, portfolio and resource management (PPM) – tailored to individual customer requirements. In a complex multi-project environment, it enables you to make informed decisions quickly. Not only your tool environment is decisive for this but also the right processes and methods. “The PPM Paradise” makes all roles involved feel they always have full control over their project environment: the PMO, decision-makers, team leaders, project managers, project team members and controllers.

The implementation follows tried-and-tested processes: for new PPM solutions we use the TPG 5-Phase Method, and the migration of existing systems adheres to the TPG Migration Method.

"The PPM Paradise" in Detail

“The PPM Paradise” provides a good overview of the multi-project environment with for example:

  • Status across all projects
  • Portfolios with important information on the projects
  • Project pipeline
  • Risk assessment
  • Overview of resource utilization and costs
  • Details on the strategic contribution of the portfolio

The prerequisite for this optimal multi-project solution is a central project list taken from a database-based PPM tool. The latter could be e.g. Microsoft PPM or Planisware PPM, each with a central resource pool. To ensure the availability of resources is always up to date and can be evaluated in the PPM system, it is easiest to implement an ERP system integration.

In this kind of environment, the PMO and the decision-makers have all important information available quickly.

For individual project management, the project managers have all necessary tools at their disposal which help them lead their projects to success in a goal-oriented manner. By means of integration, tools for agile work planning like Jira are connected to the project planning tool in such a way as to enable data exchange in both directions.

In addition, adequate processes and the right tool for team leaders should ensure smooth collaboration between team leaders and project managers. This concerns the coordination regarding the members of the line managers’ teams that are required in the projects.

The collaboration with the accounting department is likewise important. The right integrated solution will allow you to keep your cost and budget information up to date at all times.

Technologies for "The PPM Paradise"

Below is a brief overview of the technologies we at TPG The Project Group can use to implement the PPM Paradise for you. However, this does not mean that tools and technologies not mentioned in the table are unsuitable for implementing a similar PPM environment.

Customer Feedback

“During the preparation phase for the IT project, TPG provided us with advice that was fully customized to our needs and demonstrated which project management approaches work in a scientific environment and which don’t. Working with TPG, we were then able to quickly develop the processes required for a successful IT solution. We’re extremely impressed with their professional approach and with the solution we collaborated on together that meets our requirements.”

Birgit Kellner-Leidl, Project Manager, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)

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