In Part 2 of our CA PPM Adoption Quick Guide, we asked if your company was a high or low CA PPM adopter. You might have scored low if your company culture includes spreadsheet obsessions, poor participation, and hatred. On the other hand, high adopters actually enjoy the tool. They’re emotionally invested, constantly using it, and CA PPM processes really drive their decisions.

If you need inspiration to jam your organization’s foot back on the gas pedal, start with these three steps.

3 Basic Steps to Ensure CA PPM Adoption

When it comes to CA PPM, we’ve seen executives, team members, resource managers, and project managers buy-in fast, intellectually. But it’s also common to see organizations struggle with the transition. You know what they say about change. So how can you get users excited? How do you get that critical emotional buy-in?

It’s easier than you think. Low-value perception rockets skyward when an organization takes three basic steps:

  1. Simplify the user interface, so navigation and data entry in CA PPM is easy for the end user. You might modify the menu, change the layout of key objects, create multiple views of data, add links, add actions, or create favorites.
  2. Add automation to your instance of CA PPM, so your end users can trade manual tasks for automatic tasks; as a result, your team will save time and energy and feel grateful for the tool.
  3. Educate, train, and mentor the end user before, during, and after your CA PPM deployment. Communicate the company’s roadmap and get the end-user’s perspective. Talk to the end user about their real day-to-day usage, struggles, and needs.

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With increased data compliance and accuracy, you’ll maximize the value of your time and get the kind of enthusiastic adoption that will drive your company’s decisions and growth.


Make Your CA PPM Adoption Thrilling

Adoption is about excitement; it’s about commitment; it’s about streamlining CA PPM with your company needs. By following these three basic steps toward adoption, you’ll energize your community, collect the complete and accurate data you need, and make sure your instance of CA PPM gives you powerful decision-making data.


What plans do you have to simplify your user interface or create automatic tasks? We’d love to hear your answers in the comments below.

If you liked this post, check out this BrightTALK from Daniel Greer, President of Rego Consulting and stay tuned for our next: “CA PPM 14.1 Offers VersionOne Integration.”

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About the Author: Rego Consulting

As the leading Strategic Portfolio Management (SPM), Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Technology Business Management (TBM), Agile and expert services provider, Rego Consulting has helped hundreds of organizations achieve a higher return on their software investment, including 60% of Fortune 100 and 70% of Fortune 20 companies.

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