Get your PMO off to the right start with lightweight portfolio management software that delivers value from day 1

Most traditional PPM software is simply too complex for many project organizations to successfully utilize.

We understand that PMO Directors and Program Managers are under pressure to demonstrate value to leadership. We know how important it is to get a new PMO established quickly with just enough structure. Acuity PPM helps with both by providing the right structure to manage the project portfolio and communicate value. New and developing PMO’s are wise to avoid complex PPM software, which add unnecessary complexity and higher risk of failure.

New and developing PMO’s need a better and safer option. Acuity PPM delivers excellent “software with services”:

  • Our clean and intuitive user interface supports high user adoption so leadership gets the information they need to make better strategic decisions
  • Modules that let you add functionality when your PMO needs it – only pay for what you need, don’t pay for what you don’t need
  • A low-risk but high-value solution to help organizations quickly manage their project portfolio
  • Expert consultants who have established PPM processes (work intake, prioritization, governance, phase-gate, capacity planning, etc.) and PMO’s at Fortune 500 companies who can navigate cultural challenges and lead people through the change process.
  • These factors make Acuity PPM an excellent choice for level 1 and level 2 maturity PMO’s
Our Story

Not long ago, Senior IT leaders from a Fortune 500 company purchased complex portfolio management software with the hopes of understanding resource capacity and utilization to improve project success. They thought the software would answer their questions.

Once the software was implemented, senior leadership did not realize how much work it took to get good data and questioned the data that did exist. There was inadequate internal support to make the implementation successful, and the vendor was unable to provide good direction on how best to manage resources. Furthermore, user adoption was poor because end users hated the software since it was hard to navigate and required a lot of effort to use. After burning a million dollars, they gave up on the software and eventually disbanded their PMO.

This is not an isolated incident. We’ve seen this story play out numerous times. In most cases, it’s all avoidable. We hate to see companies waste their time and money, lower morale, and fail to accomplish strategic goals. That’s why we exist, to help you build an enduring project organization that delivers real value.

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Tim Washington

Founder of Acuity PPM


Tim is one of the original Portfolio Management Professionals (PfMP’s) from PMI. He has been helping Fortune 500 companies with portfolio management for 12 years, ranging from PMO set ups, Stage-Gate processes, project prioritization, work intake, portfolio governance, portfolio analytics, and resource capacity planning. Six of those years has been through Point B Consulting.

Tim has an MBA (leadership specialization) from Seattle University and continues to work with universities, delivering a PPM simulation that has gotten great reviews. Tim also loves presenting PPM strategies and best practices at Project World, Camp IT, and his local PMI chapter.

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