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Does PMI recommend a PPM System?
Hey guys,

I'm curious, I've looked but haven't found whether PMI evaluates, compares and recommends Portfolio or Project Management systems in the market? Similar to existing product-comparison websites do?

E.g. https://www.capterra.com.au/directory/3000...gement/software
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Josh -

No - PMI is expected to be an agnostic association when it comes to vendor offerings. I'd suggest Gartner as they do a regular annual PPM tool analysis report...

Kiron
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1 reply by Josh Mason
Jul 17, 2022 9:52 PM
Josh Mason
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Thanks Kiron, much appreciated!
Jul 17, 2022 7:50 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Josh -

No - PMI is expected to be an agnostic association when it comes to vendor offerings. I'd suggest Gartner as they do a regular annual PPM tool analysis report...

Kiron
Thanks Kiron, much appreciated!
Hey guys, is there a paper written by PMI outlining their rational/reasoning behind their agnostic stance toward evaluating and recommending and/or creating and providing their own Project / Portolfio Mgmt Software?

I'd love to understand their reasoning in greater depth like who decided that and when, and why? Has it always been the same stance/viewpoint? Does PMI plan to provide such a system in the future / ever?

Thanks for knowledge sharing!
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1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Jul 19, 2022 8:55 AM
Kiron Bondale
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Josh -

I don't believe there's every been something formally documented about this, but if you look at their stated mission and how they are structured, this would likely stray too far off the path.

I'm a firm believer in sticking to what you can do a good job at, and with the number of established players in the PPM space, I doubt PMI could do better if they tried to build a product in house.

And, when you have multiple reputable industry analyst companies providing reviews of existing offerings, why spend time being a "me too"?

Kiron
Jul 18, 2022 9:05 PM
Replying to Josh Mason
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Hey guys, is there a paper written by PMI outlining their rational/reasoning behind their agnostic stance toward evaluating and recommending and/or creating and providing their own Project / Portolfio Mgmt Software?

I'd love to understand their reasoning in greater depth like who decided that and when, and why? Has it always been the same stance/viewpoint? Does PMI plan to provide such a system in the future / ever?

Thanks for knowledge sharing!
Josh -

I don't believe there's every been something formally documented about this, but if you look at their stated mission and how they are structured, this would likely stray too far off the path.

I'm a firm believer in sticking to what you can do a good job at, and with the number of established players in the PPM space, I doubt PMI could do better if they tried to build a product in house.

And, when you have multiple reputable industry analyst companies providing reviews of existing offerings, why spend time being a "me too"?

Kiron
Josh,

if you look at PMI's strategic plan, you will find areas where PMI is going to 'play' and invest in people and assets, and areas that are not mentioned like software and in which PMI chose not to play.

Historically there were instances when PMI looked into providing software, like OPM3, but overall they were not successful.

PMI at it's core is a B2C organization (offerings to individuals, members, certificate holders etc). Software sales is B2B.

Thomas

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