Take the DPMX Challenge:
Deploy a Robust R&D Portfolio System in just 4 weeks!
DPMX is a unique portfolio analysis system that is agile, open, and intuitive.
Its implementation is bounded in terms of time and money.
Less Time, Less Money, More Value
Do you think implementing a portfolio system means a small army at your site churning up hours in a labor hungry process of endless design and review meetings? At Syncopation, we say that doesn't have to be so. We're happy to meet you on your own terms. If you have a project valuation model that works for you but need the benefits of a portfolio system, we can get you there without the cost, delay and headaches of a major consulting engagement.
It's a simple process that starts with you providing our experts with a proper* project valuation model. We'll templatize the model through a quick, efficient process that incorporates your feedback and our know-how. The resulting template is a real Excel spreadsheet: you can open it in Excel, look at the formulas, enter data, and see how the results change. Feel free to verify our claim by taking a close look at an example DPMX Excel template model:
*a la the Goldilocks principle a model that isn't too simple or too complex is best for the DPMX Challenge. If no such model exists for you, we can start with our standard stage gate-based template.
Tidy & Familiar: "Managed" Spreadsheets
Traditionally, portfolio management has involved a trade off between ad-hoc approaches that are open and flexible but messy and systems that are reliable but closed and difficult to change. The DPMX System steps around this trade off by using Excel for cash flow calculations and project inputs but not for data management.
Users work in a familiar environment (Excel) and the actual project data is stored via DPMX in a secure, centralized database. All data is timestamped, revision-tracked and linked to the user who changed it. For more on our Managed Spreadsheet approach, see our DPMX Product Video:
Let's Talk Money
Just how bounded is the cost of this system? A monthly subscription fee of $5,000/month provides you and your team access to the DPMX System. In addition, there is a one-time template fee of $15,000 due at the completion of the DPMX Challenge four week workflow. The template fee is for a single project template that is based on an existing valuation model of reasonable size (remember Goldilocks) and includes 3 rounds of edits within a 4 week time frame (see the DPMX project workflow).