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PPM Documentation Done Right

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    So, you just purchased PPM software for your company, congratulations! But wait, why are most of your employees asking, “What is PPM software, and what can it do for me?” What do you do? You need training materials and PPM documentation or a PPM user guide.

    What is PPM?

    To begin, let us explain that PPM is an acronym for Project and Portfolio Management. It is also a form of software that simplifies the lives of the employees in a Project Management Office (PMO). According to Project Management Institute (PMI), project management is “the use of specific knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to deliver something of value to people.” A PMO deals with issues of time, cost, and resource management. A project is a group of tasks that need to be accomplished to achieve a certain outcome. A portfolio is a group of projects and programs that complement each other and are managed together. 

    Moreover, PPM makes project and portfolio management easier for the PMO by showing them strategic and operational demand as well as in-flight projects and programs. PPM can include some or all of the following modules: Portfolio Management, Program Management, Project Management, Financial Management, Resource Management, Time Management, and Demand Management.

    PPM Training Materials and PPM documentation

    If this all sounds complicated, it is! Your PMO could benefit from a training course of PPM. Essential Data Corporation has the tools to put together top-notch training materials and a PPM user guide for you about the software. Once the PMO starts using the software, they will want some personnel in other departments to use it too, i.e., Sales, Human Resources, Finance, etc. Each PMO is going to use PPM in a different way. Therefore, they may want to consult with Essential Data Corporation on a twofold basis. First, they may want to tweak the training manual. Next, the PMO may want to develop PPM software documentation on how they use it for future employees of their office and the other departments. The PMO is too busy to write up these types of documents on their own.

    Whether you need a team of consultants to produce a complete line of documentation or a single technical writer for a brief project, Essential Data’s Engagement Manager will lead the project from start to finish. At Essential Data Corporation, the quality of our work is guaranteed. Contact us today to get started. (800) 221-0093 or sales@edc.us

    Written by Heidi Ripplinger

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