Forecasting Project Contributions to KPIs
If your project is aligned to a portfolio strategic theme, KPIs related to the business goals that serve the strategic theme are listed as relative KPIs. During the project execution, you may need to forecast how much impact your project would make to these KPIs.
This section details on how to add and track KPI impacts.
If your project is already aligned to a portfolio strategic theme
PPM picks the KPIs related to the business goals that serve the portfolio strategic theme as the relative KPIs, assuming these KPIs have the strongest correlation with the project.
In case the business goals that serve the portfolio strategic theme do not have KPIs, PPM picks the KPIs related to all the other portfolio's business goals as relative KPIs. You should then decide which irrelevant KPIs can be ignored.
If your project is not yet aligned to a portfolio strategic theme
PPM picks the KPIs related to all the portfolio's business goals as relative KPIs. You should then decide which irrelevant KPIs can be ignored.
Add KPI Impacts
- Open the project overview page > Details tab.
Go to the Strategy section.
It lists all the KPIs that are related to the portfolio where your project belongs.
- Locate the KPI, and click Add Impact.
Enter the impact value and the effective date of that value.
Example: If you add an impact for the KPI "revenue growth", the impact value is 3%, and the effective date of Oct. 31, 2018, it implies that the project will probably produce a 3% increase in revenue by the effective date.
- In the Write down your assumptions text area, enter the assumptions that KPI impact value is based on.
- Save the impact.
Track Impact Status
After the effective date of an impact value is reached, you can use the Status option to track whether the impact value is delivered or not. This option only appears when the current date is the effective date or later.
- Accomplished: the impact value is delivered
- Missed: the impact value is not delivered
- N/A: not applicable
Ignore Irrelevant KPIs
If you find a KPI not relevant to your project, you can ignore the KPI.
To ignore a KPI, click the ignore icon in the KPI. The KPI is moved to the Ignored KPIs list.
To add the KPI back to the relevant KPIs list, click the un-ignore icon in the KPI from the Ignored KPIs list.