I need some advice on Portfolio Management Software for our team. We are currently using Asana to manage individual projects, but we presently don’t have a way to manage dependencies/conflicts between projects.
I’ve been doing research for the past few days now (both internally on the Amazon intranet and externally). There are a LOT of good software options, and I just don’t have the time or the patience to review them all. It seems the main competitors are JIRA, Asana, Monday.com and Amazon Playbook.
• Easy to use tool with low learning curve • Feature rich out of the box • SIM integration • Project graphing tool (GANTT like) • Able to track projects as a whole and be able to drill-down into a projects sub-tasks • Able to assign and track resources between projects • Ability to assign ***times and dependencies*** at a project and a resource level (which resources are spread across multiple projects, etc.) • Plan on a page (Single pane of glass) • Align to our Big Rock Goals as top line business drivers • Screen mockup idea (below)
• Should key project stakeholders be emailed when their project component (task, resource, etc.) has a conflict/pending deadline?
• Price (how much would it cost to adopt new tool) • Time to integrate • Opportunity cost • Resources available • Adoption (ramp up time / learning curve time)
I would prefer JIRA but it seems it is geared more towards individual projects. Is Asana the best tool then at the portfolio level?
I welcome any advice on how to pick the best PPM tool.