Who Uses This Software?

Organisations managing portfolios of business change programmes, programmes and/or projects.


Average Ratings

9 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $10.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    From $10 per month per user
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Bestoutcome
  • bestoutcome.com
  • Founded 2000
  • United Kingdom

About PM3

Designed to help manage small projects and large-scale business change programmes. Many tools manage programmes from the 'bottom up' where there is a danger that the programme manager gets lost in the detail. PM3 allows critical risks, issues and milestones to be escalated/promoted up from a project level to higher levels in the programme work breakdown structure. PM3 is UK based, 100 % Cloud and is highly configurable.



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Great intuitive tool.Enables us to drive best practice and consistency across the portfolio.

Aug 13, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Great intuitive tool that enables us to drive best practice and consistency across the portfolio. We use it as the single source for our portfolio of change. It helps our project and programme management teams manage end to end delivery, as well as providing our stakeholders with timely status reporting.

The `out of the box¿ reports have been designed with stakeholders at all levels in mind and the choice is far greater than other project management tool that I have used. The inbuilt governance features are a great fit with our project governance framework and hep provide additional assurance of project control.

The Bestoutome team are great to work with. They not only listen, but bring a considerable amount of practical PPM and technical knowledge, experience and expertise. Their support has been invaluable not only in preparing for the PM3 cloud upgrade and on boarding our users, but also the on-going embedding and service support.

PM3 is a great tool for any organisation, regardless of maturity.

Cons: Plan lock is a common issue when users finish their session. However, Bestoutcome have built in a flag that tells the user that the plan is locked and who to. Despite training and reminders, some users forget to do this correctly. It will be great if we could have a message appear telling the user that they have not logged out of their session, when exiting said session or logging out of the tool.

Overall: PM3 has helped drive consistency and standards across our portfolio. Following our upgrade to PM3 Cloud, we have also been able to drive efficiencies through the removal of duplication (e.g. Excel RAIDD) and manual reporting.

In my opinion, the best cloud-based PMO and change management platform in the market today

Jul 27, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: From initial discussions and product demonstrations, it was clear that PM3 was an industry-strength portfolio, programme and project management software platform that we could set up, configure and start using quickly and effectively.

The product is very configurable and we were able to set it up to our particular specification. The Bestoutcome team were very easy to work with, and because of their expertise working with other clients in health and social care, they were able to help us with our implementation.

PM3 is competitively priced and is fairly straightforward to use. Comprehensive reporting is included in the standard platform, and there are also extra plug-ins that can be used with BI tools, such as PowerBI, which we use.

We were given detailed initial training, and then further specific training with the service improvement change champions and administrators.

Overall, the process from purchase to implementation was simple and hassle-free.

Cons: We have recently completed the initial training, and are now starting to upload our change programmes. To date, we have not found anything negative about the software.

Overall: We are now able to drive the end-to-end delivery of all of our service improvement and change programmes consistently, and through robust governance. We will be able to provide executive delivery assurance, and manage each element of our programmes and projects effectively and efficiently.

Since its introduction, PM3 has greatly improved our company's ability to track project progress

Jul 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Up to date Project information being available all in one place

Improved accountability for tasks, milestones and work packages

Created better communication lines between PMs and Admin in order to track project progress

Introduction of new Resource Tracker has enabled better tracking of availabiity versus demand. Able to assign personnel to the appropriate project depending upon importance and the need to implement any mitigating actions

Cons: Constraints in changing workflow dates

Failed to fully replace the need for Microsoft Office tools such as Excel and Project

Not always kept informed concerning server upgrades/system updates

Can be difficult for PMs to remember certain user functionalities if they have not logged into to the system for a period of time following previous project completions. Can result in re-training.

Have used PM3 before in another organisation. The upgraded package is excellent

Jul 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Monitor-able information all in one place to allow PMO to see where potential problems are with individual projects and how these may impact on others.

Ease of use essential it means that project managers use the system

Reports can be emailed to colleagues to allow for accountability to be taken

We regularly go through the system in meetings to allow us to discuss progress with project managers live

It would be amazing to be able to use this across systems

Cons: Stakeholder management and communications would be a great addition

I don't think we are using the system to it's optimum level yet

Although we understand that this is a commercial product and the cost isn't that high, we need to think carefully about how many licenses we have in order to be able to afford to continue with it

PM3 for Project Management

Aug 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The PM3 software enables effective and efficient project management, the tools are easy to use and can be accessed in the office or when mobile. Once you've entered your project details and timescales, PM3 keeps you on track, there's enough flexibility in the system to allow you to work how you like but also to keep the project management principles at the core. Its transparent and clearly demonstrates progress against timescales, risks and issues. There's also a number of features which are incredibly useful, such as the decision making log.

Cons: No real points for improvement, the system is intuitive and captures project information.

Overall: Prior to PM3, we were using excel spreadsheets, which were taking a long time to complete and didn't transparently demonstrate progress against milestones. It was difficult to understand project progress against programme outcomes as each were reported slightly differently. PM3 has standardised reporting and enabled our performance and delivery to be easily and clearly reported and monitored.

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Aug 21, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Very intuitive and well-designed, it contains all of the features you'd expect from a PPM tool, with greater flexibility in reporting and dashboards.

Cons: While the interface has improved in the latest version, it still needs some upgrading to keep it in line with competitors. Not as much of an issue once you've become familiar with the product.

Overall: PM3 is in use at TCD to manage major capital projects and provide governance, reporting and query facilties for this portfolio. Our experience with the software and its support has been positive and we would definitely recommend it as a cost-effective option for any organisation seeking to manage project portfolios in a consistent and auditable manner.

Easy to use

Aug 22, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: clean and simple to use, the ability to store all project documents allows staff to remote work as its web based.

Cons: only minor point when trying to update past financial information was a little awkward

Overall: Good product with support and training,

Ongoing support is good and all staff can access this plus the help guides.

The support to get the users up and running excellent. The company know the value of embedding

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The system is logically set out and easy to follow. it combines the various facets needed to carry out portfolio management all in one place and the it's not over complicated to use.

on PM3 I like the video tutorials, Definition description page, Action Log, Reporting and the way you can alert stakeholders they have a pending actions for them. The software has many more good features. "I have been looking for a package like this for a long time."

Cons: There are a few niggles like entering task on the Gantt chart, you can get a little lost.

Remembering to save or refresh can catch you out a little.

As a new user I am still getting use to reporting on large projects.

Overall: Portfolio information all in one place. I have recently found if a project /programme manager is changed mid project. it's easy to carry out a handover.

A great tool for Project Management & PMO in day-to-day operations and strategic management

Sep 11, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: No need for clients to allocate limited resources to building MSExcel or spreadsheet-based PMO tools. Very easy to configure to suit a client's local policies and procedures in the public sector (NHS). Also becomes a great trigger point for wider conversations and benefits the organization in their thinking, delivery of change and PPM.

Great for PPM where deploying MSProject would be overkill and inappropriate.

Cons: Some of the default tab and field names are not intuitive at first, however this is not a show stopper as localization is very easy.