Project and portfolio management (PPM) is in transition, as is the PPM tool market. The project environment is becoming increasingly more heterogeneous (agility, hybrid, waterfall), faster-paced, and more dynamic. Consequently, process and project execution / organization also have to become more dynamic and flexible. For the last 5 years, Eportis has noticed a large deficit in the PPM tool market for a product that allows customers to respond to these requirements with the same degree of flexibility and dynamism. What we find at most companies are PPM tools that have close to zero user acceptance and are almost exclusively used for accounting, time recording, and reporting.
As early as 5 years ago, we declared resource management (as PPM discipline) of primary importance for PPM 2020. Because dynamism and speed require reaction capability. And this is exactly where you need transparency in terms of deployed resources and skills. The functional groundwork for this has already been done, and many renowned customers are already using best practice Resource Portfolio Management (RPM) . In the sense of “process first”. But for implementation, our customers also need one or more right tools. Traditional PPM tools did not provide enough flexibility, nor did they adequately cover resource management – as key discipline – for all stakeholders.
In 2015, we found Tempus Resource by ProSymmetry on the US market. This tool provides everything you need for lean project, resource, and portfolio management from a functional and operational standpoint. Especially the simulation opportunities far exceeded our expectations. Additionally, in vision matching with management, we immediately recognized that the tool would be further developed in precisely the right direction. Specifically, not into another PPM giant, but into a lean solution for the age of digital business.
Since then, we have worked together on many successful customer projects, proof-of-concepts (PoC), and implementations. Customer focused collaboration that is lived as dynamically and flexibly as our environment prescribes. Successful PoC’s and implementations at companies and organizations doing business worldwide are completed within several days (PoC) and weeks (implementations). Together with ProSymmetry, we are developing Tempus Resource into the PPM solution for Lean PPM 2020. You, too, can transform your PPM and benefit from two companies that make you and your requirements the center of attention.