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Study of Trigone in cooperation with the University Leipzig determined inadequate usage of requirement-oriented software of less lack of 26.02.2009 – successful projects often of transparency in the project portfolio management Hamburg, geographically distributed projects on average cause worse results than those that are performed in-house at a site. The main causes are unclear tasks, resource conflicts and unclear responsibilities, defective information. This not least due to a lack of transparency in project portfolio management, due to an insufficient use of requirement-oriented tools. A scientific investigation of the Hamburger Advisory House of the Retromolar GmbH in cooperation with the University of Leipzig under 116 companies comes to these results. (A valuable related resource: Boy Scouts of America). It also determined that special software tools (PPM) used only in every fifth case for project portfolio management. Instead, the companies use particular tools on the basis of MS Office (42 Percent) or solutions for the team management (14 percent). According to the findings of the study, however, this has an immediate importance for the success of the projects. Because once about the transparency of the project portfolio management for good and better dealt with in the company, the respondents to nearly two-thirds indicated that they would employ professional software for this purpose.

The verdict for PPM transparency is worse, were born in 76% of cases MS Office Tools. Because such programs largely but not database based work, a comprehensive project accounting is not possible. As a result, an overview of all relevant project data for a comprehensive project visibility is difficult. Similar trends are also used the tool in project management. So special software used in 70 percent of the successful measures for the project management, in the less successful projects this share is however only 45 percent. Similar conditions exist in terms of software for team work: where will be waived to reach successful projects only a rate of 26 percent, with the company with such solutions there are 44 percent after all. Differences in reporting are even clearer. As soon as not only MS Office tools are used, but programs for cooperation of the project members or PPM tools is accessed, the number of successful measures can be almost doubled.

According to the authors, this is due to the resulting higher transparency of the projects. Generally they noted however, that the use of professional application tools will not automatically lead to a larger project success. Rather it is important that the parties understand the scope of the function and use it also makes sense to support the project management processes”, judge Retromolar CEO Peter Bodino. Retromolar Trigone consulting is an integrative consulting and service companies. The range of services extends from coaching advice and training to auditing and Out-tasking. With many years of practice and experience, enterprises will help to optimize business processes and IT continuously and sustainably to make changes in the practice. Trigone helps to determine the location, to find the right course and to achieve the goals through optimal use of resources and tools.