Early, high quality, critical information
All project managers know that the three classical dimensions of project management – time, cost and quality – are all subject to risk.
And one of the biggest risks when working in a large complex organization with lots going on all the time, is that individual projects interfere with, delay, or compromise what other projects are doing.
Often those risks don’t become visible until late on in the project lifecycle – at which point they are issues to be addressed. Which can lead a project needing to do extra, unplanned work. Either changing the scope of the project, or redesigning the solution. In both cases, leading to delays and/or extra costs.
Portfolio Manager can’t eliminate all your risks (sorry!) but it will give your EA modelers early awareness of:
- Which other projects are working in the same parts of the business?
- Are their changes likely to impact me?
- Do I need to wait for them to finish before my project can go live?
- Who do I need to talk to to get more information?
EA modelers using Portfolio Manager will be able to provide this information to their project managers as soon as the modeling starts and at any point thereafter.