What Is PM3?
PM3 is a different PPM solution. The philosophy of PM3 is to always focus on the project and programme outcomes. Whether running a few projects, large transformation programmes, or managing a complex portfolio, PM3, is an easy-to-use PPM
tool that delivers results. PM3 has over 100 out of the box reports and its own report builder. PM3 is used by thousands of users in both private sector companies and government agencies.
Who Uses PM3?
Organisations managing portfolios of business change programmes, programmes and/or projects.
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Reviews of PM3
PM3 in NHS Northumberland
Comments: PM3 has enabled us to move away from our previous PMO processes which were spreadsheet (MS Excel) based and cumbersome. PM3 provides us with the 'single version of the truth' in terms of the development and delivery of our operational plan and progress towards achieving our strategic objectives. PM3 is now the 'golden thread' which runs through all of our operational delivery of projects, change, and major transformation and the flexibility of reporting means that we can generate numerous reports and monitoring documents for operational and strategic delivery groups and corporate decision-making committees with ease and the touch of a button. The overall experience with PM3 has been excellent and we have quickly built excellent relationships with the team at Bestoutcome who have been very supportive and responsive to our needs. We look forward to further developing our use of PM3 as the CCG transitions into the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System and hope to be able to use the work we have already done as an exemplar to colleagues from other CCGs/ICSs.
Simplicity, ease of use, interface, flexibility of reporting, innovative approach to management of multiple portfolios. Scalability and the ability to turn on/off various modules to suit the maturity and development of our PMO.
There are no features, of those we currently utilise, that we are unhappy with and we have ample opportunity to discuss developments and improvements with colleagues at PM3.
Highly configurable and user friendly
Comments: Very positive. The Bestoutcome team have been very supportive through the initial trial to implementation and training. Looking forward to building on the current configuration and putting the system to the test fully.
Easy to get to grips with. Particularly like how you can select which functions you can switch on/off so you can start small and build on that as maturity and familiarity with the system grows.
Although you can configure some fields and change them to what you want, it would be useful if you could create additional fields to be able to capture more variety of information in the system.
The best solution for PPM
Comments: A good platform that helps a lot in PPM business, it has great customer service that responds quickly, this platform saves a lot of time and effort.
PM3 is an easy and simple PPM solution tool, as PM3 cares a lot about the results of projects, regardless of their number or size, the PM3 platform is easy to use and suitable for many companies, whether governmental or the private sector, and it also provides a free trial.
The cons are simple, only the preparation of reports needs any development in order to facilitate their completion in a short time.
As a business we are still in the very early stages of using the tool. Initial observations are that it is excellent on some things and other areas need much more work to make the tool intuitive to use. This can be resolved via more updates I'm sure.
Support via the help desk and via my account managers has been first class and Best Outcome have shown great flexibility around changes in Licence application during the Covid 19 period when our Programme was put on hold.
Management of updates is clear and very thorough with release notes easy to follow.
The ability to draw a no.of projects together into a Programme and/or Portfolio and to draw in reports form all in selected views. The ability to hold all major project governance in one place e.g risks/issues/ dependencies. Reporting flexibility and range across plans/projects/programmes/portfolio Ease of user control and self configurable access controls
Plans - Gantt Chart usage - This is clunky at best and not intuitive. Convincing users of Microsoft Project to switch to using the tool has been an on going challenge. An easier import function may help resolve this. Using X to exit the plan. Many users forget and has caused frustrations in plans with joint PM use. Inconsistency of areas with auto save functionality and those where it requires manual save.
3 years ago
We are improving the Gantt chart functionality as a priority and these improvements are due in July 2020. Some screens cannot auto save as they have manadatory fields which could result in spurious errors if auto saved was used. We are trying wherever possible to make all screens auto save.
Easy to use and one version of the truth
There is one version of the truth and projects could be shown in more than one portfolio, so that when a project moves through the project lifecycle it can be passed from one team to another without having to duplicate information. From drafting the business case, through to delivering the benefits and lessons learnt.The ability to have different gateways for different types of projects.The ability to have everything in one place including impact assessments.
There are so many standard reports, it can be overwhelming initially, but the team are reducing some of these and making it easy to see the report style without having to run the report.