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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Provides Enterprise-Wide Project Management Services

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Provides Enterprise-Wide Project Management Services

I’m excited to share how one of our customers, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), is using Planview Enterprise to support their project and program management processes.

According to a recent article by Nancy Humphrey at VUMC titled, Office Provides Enterprise-wide Project Management Services, the enterprise program management office (EPMO) is tasked with supporting project management best practices, tools, and processes across the entire medical center. They not only juggle new enterprise programs, but also provide project management consultation and training. Or put more simply: they are responsible for taking projects from inception to implementation – so you can imagine the need for software solution to support a complex project portfolio.

Office Provides Enterprise-Wide Project Management Services

The medical center uses Planview Enterprise to capture demand, prioritize portfolios, and optimize organizational capacity for more than 600 active projects. How is it working? VUMC says they can now:

  • Deliver more detail and more support options for those wanting to take a deeper dive into project management
  • Offer customized project plan templates based on varying project manager and department reporting needs
  • Link projects and programs dependent on each other to reduce redundancy and enable an enterprise view of projects across the medical center

That’s impressive. So far, interest in using Planview Enterprise is running high with a myriad of VUMC groups expressing interest, including core groups like Human Resources and Finance.

For the EPMO, they like that Planview’s onboarding process includes a software demonstration, training, project entry workshops, and customized project management guides and reports which has improved adoption.

It’s always fascinating to get an up-close look at how others are using Planview to track and manage projects both big and small. Read the full article at their website. And congratulations to the EPMO office on all their success.

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