What to Expect When You’re Expecting . . . a New PPM System
By: Doug Kalkowski
The anticipation mounts! You’ve been planning for months. You’ve done everything possible to prepare yourself and those around you for what’s to come. You know life will change, and you’re nervously excited, waiting for the day to finally arrive. And then it happens: your new PPM system has been delivered! And you ask yourself, “Now what?!?”
As with raising children, endless books and articles claim to know the right way to do it, but just as no two children are the same, no two companies will utilize their PPM systems exactly the same way either. This is why having someone there to guide you makes a world of difference. What new parent wouldn’t love to have an experienced nanny or midwife to show them the ropes? Well, you don’t have to go it alone; Winmill PPM can be your guide!
One of the most common questions we hear when implementing a PPM system for a company is, “What is the best practice?” Of course, we can cite sources like the PMBOK ® Guide or Agile Manifesto, but the truth is, a best practice will only get you so far.
Best practices often overlook critical factors like company culture, communication styles, and environmental influences that can significantly impact your organization’s functions. There’s so much more to “getting it right” when implementing a PPM tool than simply turning it on and plugging in the latest “best practice.”
Just as no two children are alike, and no two companies are alike, neither are your PPM implementers. Many organizations have entered the PPM space with enthusiasm, only to abandon their applications after a few years later. Companies often wonder, “How is it that we purchased the best-in-class products such as Clarity from Broadcom or PPM Pro from Planview, and yet it failed? Shouldn’t it just work as it did for everyone else?”
In reality, these products have evolved to be extremely efficient to set up and run. They’ve adopted the No Code/Low Code approach, and most organizations can be running on their PPM system of choice in a few weeks instead of the years-long implementation timeline that used to come with a new product. You don’t need scores of developers to make your system work; consequently, many organizations discount the value experienced implementers bring to the process and then suffer as a result.
The skills required to ensure a successful PPM implementation have changed. Winmill PPM is the standard-bearer for what new PPM implementations need. Our team prioritizes tailoring your PPM application to suit your organization’s specific needs and requirements. We blend the best practices in the industry with years of real-world experience to tailor business practices, processes, and training that will set your company up for success.
We know it can be scary out there, especially with that new bundle of joy, but Winmill PPM is here to help!
Contact us at email@example.com or call 1-888-711-6455 for more information on how we can help your organization start its PPM journey.