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Measuring the ROI of PPM (Project and Portfolio Management): An IDC Report

View this on- demand webcast featuring IDC as they discuss the results of their research- based white paper sponsored by CA, How Project And Portfolio Management Are Delivering Value to Organizations. When IT projects fail, the costs can be severe, both in terms of budget wasted and time lost. Even projects that are completed often end up costing more than they should, or don't deliver the business impact expected. Using Project and Portfolio Management gives both IT and business users critical information to make fact- based investment decisions that deliver projects with real business impact on time and within budget.

This recently- released white paper is based on in- depth interviews with organizations that are successfully using PPM and sheds light on the true value of PPM. The research results illustrate key benefits of PPM:

  • Effective use of budget: Cost per project reduced 37%
  • Delivery of projects with real business value: Redundant projects dropped 78%
  • Effective use of staff resources: IT staff productivity increased 14%
  • Improved project success: Project failure rate dropped 59%
  • Return on PPM investment: Payback occurred in 7.4 months

In addition to discussing these results, IDC explores why PPM provides such significant ROI and how your organization can apply the tools and techniques to attain similar success.

Everyone who views this webcast will receive a copy of the IDC white paper, as well as complimentary access to the online maturity and benefits calculator built using the IDC results. With the online calculator, you can quickly determine the value of PPM for your organization.

Making the right IT investment decisions is more critical now then ever.


Randy Perry Vice President, Business Value Consulting, IDC Mr. Perry developed and has led IDC's Maximizing Business Value practice for over seven years. As IDC's thought leader in promoting the financial benefits of IT, he has pioneered Return-on-Investment and cost of ownership methodologies and Business Value sales tools development and sales training, completing more than 75 studies over the past 10 years. He is currently building the IDC Business Value database to support IDC vendor and enterprise clients. Mr. Perry has more than nineteen years of experience in strategic planning and consulting. He has spoken at industry seminars and has been published in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Perry was a senior consultant for JSA International, a strategic marketing and management consulting firm where he managed new technologies market consulting and mergers and acquisition projects. Mr. Perry holds a B.S. in engineering from West Point. Jose Mora Sr. Director, Product Marketing, CA Clarity PPM, CA Jose Mora is the Sr. Director for Product Marketing for CA Clarity Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solution, where he is responsible for all PPM and IT governance-related marketing activities including product strategy, positioning, and the development of ROI and business case development models. He has been on the forefront of bringing to the PPM market new products including: service portfolio management, IT financial management, and earned value management.

Mr. Mora has over 15 years experience in enterprise software application management and another 5 years in engineering project management. Prior to joining CA, Mr. Mora was a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at PeopleSoft where he managed the Financials ERP and Enterprise Service Automation product lines. Previously, Mr. Mora ran product marketing at Intraware, an innovative provider of turn-key digital delivery services, where he managed the launch of several products related to application performance and load-testing.

Mr. Mora earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis and a Master in Business Administration from Santa Clara University.
CA Technologies.
Mar 10, 2009

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