In this blog post I would like to review some of the Project Management solutions and we will take a quick look at the following:
1.We will rate the top 5 Project management solutions
2.Outline individual features and capabilities
3.Assess adaptability and simplicity of implementation
4.Cost to Own and cost to implement overview
The software development tool used by agile teams
Plan: Create user stories and issues, plan sprints, and distribute tasks across your software team
Track: Prioritize and discuss your team’s work in full context with complete visibility
Release: Ship with confidence and sanity knowing the information you have is always up-to-date
Report: Improve team performance based on real-time, visual data that your team can put to use
Choose a workflow or make it your own
Self-hosted or deployed with cloud provider
Harness the power of the Microsoft Cloud
Incorporate other Microsoft Cloud services for a powerful PPM solution
Enjoy all the benefits of the Microsoft Cloud, a leader in public cloud, through Microsoft PPM
Adhere to broader cloud strategy by adding Microsoft PPM
Leverage a broad set of innovative cloud services to satisfy growing PPM needs
Microsoft PPM will cover all your project management needs…
…in one connected work management platform
Tasks across Microsoft apps and services
The modern work management suite
Connect most processes
PPM Solution based on Microsoft Power Platform:
Supplement Resource Management solution TEAM PLANNER:
Key Performance Indicators
Changes and Issues
Demand and Capacity Management
Portfolios and Programs
What If Simulation
Governance and Auditing
Machine Learning and AI
Power PPM Mobile First
$20 / User
Encourage your teams to collaborate, develop concepts, and turn ideas into demands.
View demands and projects, then plan a portfolio and track its progress—all in a central location.
Create top‑down funding allocation from strategic objectives, portfolios, and business services.
Use risks, issues, decisions, actions, and changes (RIDAC) workflows to automate and simplify work.
Define, plan, track, and monitor project status, exceptions, and KPIs in a single location.
Additional Project Portfolio Management features
- Mobile project status
View projects details with just a click or a swipe—all from a single, native mobile app.
- Project portfolio
Organize development tasks into projects, and projects into programs and portfolios—providing collaboration, reporting, and tracking for your planning and more information for better business decision-making.
- Resource management
Pull together management and forecasting capabilities into a single tool, allowing for effective staff allocation and visibility into the resources that are truly available at any given time.
- Demand management
Centralize all your strategic requests from the business and consolidate the investment decision process for new products and services.
- Innovation management
Capture, vote on, vet, and track ideas all from a single location.
- Agile development
Integrate with ServiceNow®Agile Developmentto enable Scrum, Agile teams, and hybrid development methods.
Pricing upon request
Based on my experience and collection of engagements throughout industries and verticals I came across many of these tools in life environments facing challenges to implement and train these solutions. You can see some of the leaders here in this table and some are falling a little bit behind, however in all honesty I would like to say that the two is only good when it is put in the right place in the right time.
For your specific situation you may need to have the tool that may not yet been presented here in this table. Now clearly I suggest you do your own research and if you need some help navigating through features and capabilities we will be happy to assist you and answer any questions.
Thank you for reading I hope you enjoyed it and it was useful for your research.
Alexander Rodov, PMP, MCTS, CSM
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