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HP Discover: A View Through Project and Portfolio Management Tinted Glasses

We came, we saw, we conquered. HP Discover was, as always, a spectacular event. The presentations were well intended, the customer interactions incredible, the partner support amazing, the Venetian beautiful , Las Vegas hot and the 80’s music rocking. After months and months of planning, these three days always feel like they go by in the blink of an eye.  Before our heads stop spinning we wanted to put fingers to keys and invite you to take a look at Discover, through our Project and Portfolio Management tinted glasses. 





Paint By Numbers: A PPM Perspective on HP Discover Day One

It is H-O-T in Las Vegas and not just due to the weather. HP Discover is turning up the heat with countless hot Project and Portfolio Management topics from across the globe. #agile #cloud #mobility #bigdata #HPDiscoverHasItAll.


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HP Discover: An HP PPM Navigation Guide

Viva Las Vegas and The Venetian from June 11- June 13! Below we’ve provided your PPM Navigation guide to the 3 days and over 500,000 square feet of HP Discover. In keeping with the theme of the event, look to the future and plan your PPM attack. From brand new product demos, to breakout sessions with experts, to real-life customer stories, we’ve got something that is sure to tickle your fancy.

HP PPM Special Interest Group (SIG) at HP Discover: What’s On Your Mind?

The PPM Customer Forum special interest group, or if you’re into acronyms like we are, SIG,  is open to all HP PPM customers coming to Las Vegas for HP Discover. We want to know what you would like to hear about, directly from customers, partners, and HP product staff on the latest HP PPM developments. Let us know in the comment box below or join the conversation on the HP PPM LinkedIn grouplarge.png

Project Leadership from the Inside Out

We're all human, and humans tend to clump into groups and elect or select leaders, or in some cases have leaders thrust on them by intimidation and force, but ...We have leaders and they need to figure out how to lead, and quickly, when placed in command.


Some leaders crave the power and the privilege it gives them, some balk at the responsibility and frankly wonder if they are even up to the job. This last case I know all too well. (Insert laughter here from those of you who know me.)



The fragility of Agilty? Why controls are still important.

It never cease to amaze me most mornings when I turn on my smartphone, or admittedly, my iPad, that there is either a couple of my apps that need a download. Or have downloaded automatically in the night.Brian.jpg

The greater flexibility that agile development methodologies are providing teams to deliver at a faster pace are changing the way in which we consume our application technology.



Update from Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit- Shining One Liners

Here are some of our favorite forward thinking one liners from the conference so far:

If a project has an engaged executive sponsor, average success rate is 75%. @MarkLangleyPMI


IT PMs struggle with project value because they believe they represent IT not the project owner.@Nimblepm


Gartner_inc: The Changing Landscape of the PMO #GartnerPPM @David_A_Thomas


"By the time something is around long enough to be a best practice, it's already out of date." ~ Coleen Young #GartnerPPM @AMStevens


"IT is the canary in the coal mine" - IT is a leading indicator of trouble ahead. #gartnerppm @ITLeaderDNA


Sittin on the dock of the potomac, watching day one roll away #gartnerppm @gaylordnational @HPPPM


HP PPM Reporting Live from the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit: Win an Elitepad 900 G1 Tablet

Greetings from D.C. and the HP Project and Portfolio Management team! We are on site at the Gartner PPM and IT Governance Summit in National Harbor, MD and will be reporting live throughout the conference. Be sure to follow us at @HPPPM for all the latest news and updates from the summit.

It’s a 9.21! HP Project and Portfolio Manager (PPM) 9.21 is Now Available

HP PPM 9.21 brings a number of new benefits and features we think you’re going to enjoy. We don’t want to give it all away, but we did want to highlight a few new things we’re especially excited about. Read on to fiParis - Q Face.jpgnd out what!




McGraw-Hill's Best Practices with HP Project and Portfolio Management (PPM): Leaders Stick Together

McGraw-Hill valued the "Information Age" before it ever existed.  Established in 1888, the $15 billion company has always understood the value of collecting, packing and selling information to help individuals and companies prosper.




McGraw- Hill first implemented HP Project and Portfolio Management many years ago, piece by piece via department-level licenses. That all changed in the late 2000's when they realized it would be more effective to implement the total HP Project and Portfolio Management Solution, rather  than purchasing licenses on a department-by-department basis. Then the forward thinking company took it a step further, forming the Project and Portfolio Management Center of Excellence (PPM CoE) within their IT Department to really maximize their return.


And maximize it they did. Kimberly Hicks, Manager of Quality Assurance, McGraw-Hill says “HP Project and Portfolio Management has helped us establish best practices across our organization, which in turn drives efficiencies in terms of both time and costs."

HP PPM 9.2 Timesheet Submission MiniApp: Making Lives Easier One Timesheet at a Time

We at HP PPM 9.2 have just released the Timesheet Submission MiniApp, designed to make life on-the-go just a little bit easier for PPM Center users. Working offsite? No VPN access? No worries. Users now have the ability to create, edit and submit timesheets directly from their smartphones without logging on to PPM Center.


Join us at the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit and get $300 off registration

 If you are a senior business or IT professional, there is no better place for you from May 20 – 22, 2013 than at the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit in National Harbor, MD and we have a special offer for $300 off registration. With guest keynote speakers like General Colin Powell and a robust agenda customized to your PPM role, this trip might just change everything concerning your view on what’s possible through IT and PPM solutions.



Fit for Purpose: Why Choose Application Rationalisation?

Redundant, familiar, sacred cows – is this an accurate description of some of your current software applications?  How can IT and its end users get past the emotion and overcome the inertia inherent in well-entrenched legacy software? 



Many organizations are choosing application rationalisation because it affords a big picture view of how each asset uniquely contributes value to the business. It helps identify the most cost-efficient way to run a business process, even if it means that some existing applications with unnecessary or overlapping functionality are shown the door. Could such a process be introduced to your application environment before its tangled vines choke off the IT value-add to your business?




Experience the power of Performance Anywhere Analytics

Are you getting advance notice on application performance problems? Would you like to have a real predictive monitoring solution for your business applications?


Now you can gain the advantage of HP Performance Anywhere to proactively address issues before your end users experience them. Continue reading to learn how you can get your hands on a beta version of HP Performance Anywhere.


Written by Alon Inditzky
Performance Anywhere | Product Manager
HP Software

HP Software improves your visibility into application development projects

PPM Center.pngToday, HP announced the latest version of its HP Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solution, which enables enterprises to support and prioritize fast-paced application development projects, while enabling the alignment of IT priorities with business objectives. 


Written by Bruce Randall

Above and Below the Line, HP PPM Shines

As you may have read in our last blog, HP PPM is in a word, awesome.  The Forrester Wave™ for Project/Program Portfolio Management 2012 ranked HP PPM as a Strategic Leader based on a strict repertoire of criteria. Continue reading to find out what Forrester said about PPM above and below the line.

HP PPM and HP Discover

Germany, at Christmas. What could be better? Add in an amazing conference and successful sessions and it was an amazing experience.

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Just for the fun of it

Having fun at HP Discover Frankfurt, while maybe learning a few things as well…

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A true summer story about Portfolio Management

Summer holidays and Portfolio Management don't have anything in common? You might think so. In fact, they have more in common than you would guess, and it requires a good Portfolio Manager to stay on track...

Expert insight: 3 models for integrating resource management all of IT Operations

Celil.jpegCelil Çiynekli, a Process & Quality Consultant based in Istanbul, Turkey and a valued contributor to our IT Experts community, has written a detailed guide to three models for managing integrated workloads of support teams (applications, infrastructure, etc.) and project teams using HP PPM and HP SM.

HP Discover 2012 Strategy and Planning Trifecta

Going to Vegas in June for HP Discover?  Want a hot tip on a trifecta that won’t disappoint?

Why I’m really going to HP Discover 2012

I was thinking the other day about the upcomming HP Discover conference, and I tried to figure out why wanted to attend the conference.   I was sort of surprised when I realized why I really was going.


Ok, so I’m part of our Application Transformation product marketing team and HP Discover is certainly somewhere in the job description.   But, that’s not why I’m really going.

HP SW EMEA Customer Forum - great PPM customer speakers - register now

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Semi-annual HP SW EMEA Customer Forum taking place May 8-10 in London in UK with best-ever list of speakers. This is absolutely a must-attend event - and it's free!.  Read more...

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