Jen Ciolino, Vice President of Global Technology, PMO, explains that ADM's growth through mergers and acquisitions led to a complex landscape of tools and data.
Jen Ciolino, Vice President of Global Technology, PMO, explains that ADM's growth through mergers and acquisitions led to a complex landscape of tools and data. To modernize, they needed to standardize their IT solutions, processes, and information while keeping up with digital innovation, so they turned to Planisware as their PPM solution. The solution's configurability across geographies, PMOs and portfolios was a crucial factor in their decision.
Ciolino elaborates on how Planisware helped standardize project delivery, reporting, and resource deployment. Real-time information improved project management maturity, allowing for better decision-making and faster project completion. Executives at ADM have gained more understanding of successful project execution, which led to improved engagement in decision-making and increased project throughput.
The key lesson learned from this experience, as shared by Ciolino, is that success comes not just from the technology but also from the process and user adoption. A strong partnership with is crucial for strategic advice and problem-solving. She concludes with a mention their implementation of SAP is one of the globe’s largest and it is being managed via Planisware, underscoring the significance of process alignment and technology in order to achieve successful and profitable project portfolio management.