Новый магический квадрат по управлению проектами и портфелями

Posted on июня 9, 2009
Filed Under EPM, Gartner

Собственно говоря, 2-го числа вышел Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management.


Мне было интересно посмотреть на MS и Oracle (в связи с приобретением Primavera).



  • The portfolio management capability within Microsoft’s EPM system is a known strength, providing higher-level visibility into projects managed in a centralized project management system, as well as an optimization capability.
  • Customers cite the workflow support of EPM as a differentiator, allowing them to build their EPM instances to support their project environment and processes. Subsequent releases of SharePoint technology will continue to enhance EPM’s collaboration, workflow and document management features.
  • Continued and planned integrations with development tools such as Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) provide Microsoft with an evolving integration story supporting ITPC and APM scenarios.


  • According to customers, EPM’s OOTB reporting capabilities are lacking. For reporting needs not satisfied by predefined reports, users must rely on SQL Reporting Services, requiring a skilled IT resource to create custom PPM reports for end-user consumption.
  • Customers report that the current integration between Project Server 2007 and Portfolio Server 2007 within Microsoft EPM is not seamless and needs improvement. For example, online analytical processing (OLAP) cube reporting in Project Server is quite good, but cannot include data pulled from Portfolio Server.
  • Another integration issue customers cite is in resource management and Project Server and Portfolio Server. Customers cannot perform named resource management at the portfolio level, nor can a role-based resource plan from a project created in Portfolio Server be passed on and into a project record in Project Server. Portfolio Server 2007, however, does provide the option to export resource estimates captured in the Portfolio Builder (via Project Server Gateway) to the corresponding project’s Resource Plan in Project Server 2007, if customers employ Project Portfolio Server 2007 SP1, released in February 2008.



  • Oracle’s Primavera offerings include, among many other products, a very mature project planning and scheduling system in addition to a strong portfolio management product with an option to integrate these pieces.
  • Customers recognize a steep learning curve that is effectively managed through sufficient training of qualified end users (and not novices of PM tools and processes). With this training, however, end users are able to manage large-scale, very complex IT projects that would be impossible to manage in desktop scheduling tools or with task lists built using spreadsheets.
  • Customers cite Primavera’s robust security provisions as a strength enabling them to set different security rules and policies for different groups within a complex project environment.


  • Customers submit that the performance and usability of Primavera products need to improve. Oracle Primavera added Web 2.0 functionality in its latest release to address these issues.
  • For the Primavera Portfolio Management product, Oracle Primavera does not provide administrative training, including production support. Customers that want to train their own administrators to support ProSight can do so through mini-consulting engagements to get this type of training.
  • Although Oracle provides other products supporting ALM and ITSM (for example, Oracle Enterprise Manager), these products are not integrated with the Oracle Primavera products. Integrations do exist, however, between these ALM and ITSM products and other Oracle PPM systems.


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