We’re tired of seeing companies fail with PPM software

There is a huge disconnect in the project portfolio management (PPM) software market that hurts many companies. Most PPM software is simply too complex for many organizations to successfully utilize.

Gartner has stated that 80% of Project Management Offices (PMO’s) operate at a level 1 or level 2 maturity, but they have also stated that many traditional portfolio management solutions are best suited for organizations operating at a level 3 maturity. This means that most PPM software is too complex for many organizations. This leads to disastrous consequences such as failed deployments and wasted budget in large part due to poor user adoption.

Newer and early-stage PMO’s need a better and safer option. Acuity PPM’s vision of “software with services” offers:

  • An excellent choice for level 1 and level 2 PMO’s
  • Clean and intuitive user interface that supports better user adoption
  • 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.
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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