PPM Modules

PPM is composed of the following core modules. These modules are not used independently.

Demand Management

You use Demand Management to submit different types of requests, and have your requests go through processes (workflows) until they are resolved or approved.

For details, see Getting Started with Demand Management.

Portfolio Management

Portfolio Management provides tools to help you define the strategy, align your proposals, current projects, and established assets with your business strategy and thereby maximize the value of new initiatives.

For details, see Getting Started with Portfolio Management.

Financial Management

You use financial summaries to track forecast and actual costs and benefits and approved budgets for proposals, projects, assets, and programs, and to track approved budgets for organization units. You use financial data tables to track forecast and actual costs and benefits for any type of request.

For details, see Getting Started with Financial Management.

Resource Management Resource Management provides an array of tools to manage personnel related to IT initiatives. You can set up roles and skills for resources, plan and track future resource capacities, and assign resources for current project and request executions.

For details, see Getting Started with Resource Management.

Project Management

Project Management enables you to initiate, execute, and track a project, making sure the project is completed within schedule and budget.

For details, see Getting Started with Project Management.

Program Management

When a business objective cannot be achieved by a single project, you use Program Management to group related projects, proposals, and assets together to collectively monitor them.

For details, see Getting Started with Program Management.

Time Management

When you are working on a work item (request, project, task, package, or other miscellaneous work), you use Time Management time sheet to report how long you work on specific work items.

For details, see Getting Started with Time Management.

Use Example

When you use Project Management module to manage a project, you may also use Demand Management to track issues or risks occurring in the project, use Financial Management to define budget and track costs/benefits, and so on. The following is an example of how these modules work together to complete a project.