Installing PPM Best Practices
Micro Focus PPM Best Practices provides customers with experience-derived information and advice about configuring and using Portfolio Management and Program Management. Best Practices installation places various workflows and request types on your system to help optimize your use of Program Management and Portfolio Management.
You can install Best Practices if all of the following conditions are met:
PPM database schema name
PPM database username and password
PPM administrator username and password
You have licenses for both the Portfolio Management and Program Management.
Installing Best Practices
Start the PPM Server from the command line.
Set your server to RESTRICTED mode.
Note: Although setting your server to RESTRICTED mode is optional, we recommend that you do so. In RESTRICTED mode, the PPM Server enables only users with Administrator access granted to log on.
You can use the
setServerMode.shscript to set the server to RESTRICTED mode.
kDeploy.shscript, as follows.
sh ./kDeploy.sh -best-practices
To verify that Best Practices is successfully installed, run
sh ./kDeploy.sh -l. This returns a list of the deployed bundles in an instance.
Best Practices Content
The Best Practices content supplied with this version of PPM includes the request types and workflows.
Caution: In order for PPM software to function correctly, Best Practices request types must be installed on your system and correctly associated with the menu items and project types.
Best Practices request types
You can create your own versions of the Best Practices request types by adding the appropriate field group, and then either editing the menu XML files or associating the request type with the project type (for Project Issue, Project Risk, and Project Scope Change).
Best Practices workflows
Language Support for Best Practices
PPM Best Practices content is available for all supported language packs. We recommend that you deploy language packs soon after you install Best Practices so that the its content matches in all languages.
Note: For detailed information about the language packs and how to install them, see the Multilingual User Interface Guide.