How to Get Executive Buy-In for Project Management Software

Samantha Sauer


 

In many organizations, the role of project management software is often misunderstood.

Some executives may see project management tools as an added, unnecessary cost. But, in a world where companies waste $122 million for every $1 billion invested due to poor project performance, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

In fact, a study by PwC found that “use of commercially available PM software drives higher levels of portfolio performance and greater satisfaction with an organization’s PM practices.”

Yet, many teams still find themselves using outdated or inadequate tools. As a result, project managers and their teams waste time and resources on tasks that can be simplified, streamlined, or even eliminated if the right tool was in place.

So, how do you convince your executive team that you need a modern project management solution? How do you overcome common objections around budget, timing, and implementation?

By demonstrating how a new project management tool will help executives meet their goals, make a positive impact on the business, and, ultimately, boost the bottom line.

In this guide, we’ll walk through how to do just that. We’ve also created a bundle of useful tools to help you through the process (click here to download them all now). By the end, you’ll have built a solid business case for gaining executive buy-in for a new project management tool.

 

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