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Strategy Design Capabilities

Can Shibumi support multiple levels of KPI hierarchy? For Example: Strategic level goals and priorities; Corporate KPIs; Divisional/Office KPIs with possibility to add more levels in the future?

Shibumi can support an unlimited amount of hierarchical levels. Additionally, elements such as KPIs, Goals or Priorities can be configured by simple drag and drop without any programming required.

Can Shibumi be used to conduct strategic analysis with multiple strategic frameworks such as, SAFe, Agile, Porter’s Five Forces, BCG Matrix, Balanced Scorecard or SWOT Analysis?

Shibumi’s unique template driven architecture means that an organization can support any methodology or multiple methodologies using the same platform.

Can Shibumi visualize strategic goals and activities and link them back to corporate strategy?

Shibumi’s strength is helping align execution to strategy. This includes the ability to visualize the links between goals and activities from across the organization.

Does Shibumi provide a digital space where strategy design outputs can be reviewed and analysed?

Shibumi is designed to be a single source of truth for all SPM related activities. Artefacts such as meeting outputs can be kept within Shibumi is a variety of ways such that an organization can always be analyzing the latest information.

 

 

Strategic Planning Capabilities

How does Shibumi help with Strategic Planning and Roadmapping?

Shibumi enables an organization to ensure alignment between the strategic objectives of the organization and the roadmap of underlying programs, projects, and products that aim to deliver on the desired business outcomes. Shibumi enables strategy leaders to see the roadmap towards their desired strategic outcomes, ensuring alignment and consistency, monitoring progress and performance as well as providing transparency and accountability across the organization.

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Can Shibumi perform scenario planning to support the prioritisation of submitted project ideas including scheduling, resources, and budget?

Shibumi’s scenario planning module allows organizations to create any number of scenarios that can be evaluated against the baseline portfolio as well as each other. Shibumi will show the impact of manual scenario changes on any number of key outcomes, metrics and constraints. What makes it truly unique is the ability to automatically optimize a scenario for distinct measures over a user defined time period while taking into account any changes to key constraints (ex budget, resource, dependencies).

Can I configure project-related forms in Shibumi to best suit my organisations specific requirements?

The Shibumi platform is highly configurable and can support almost any requirements. Shibumi’s configurability is a significant differentiator.

Am I able to modify the permissions for different actions based on assigned roles such as Read Only rights, Edit rights, Submitter rights, Approve/reject rights?

Shibumi support role based access with very granular levels of control. Roles and access permissions can be configured out of the box to support your exact requirements.

Can Shibumi create activities including capturing informaton such as Key milestones, Planned budget, Resources required?

Shibumi’s SPM solution captures milestones, budgets and resources required (and much more) out of the box.

Can Shibumi import planning documents?

Shibumi allows files to be imported in a variety of ways including bulk uploading, copy/paste uploading or attachment of files.

Can project ideas be created within the Shibumi SPM tool including capturing information such as Description of the project idea, Objectives/goals of the project idea, Key stakeholders, Planned timeline, Planned budget, Key milestones, Resources required (i.e. proposed project team), Potential risks, Strategic benefits?

Shibumi’s SPM solution can capture these data points (and much more) out of the box.

Can project ideas be submitted through the Shibumi SPM solution as part of the project idea application process?

The Shibumi SPM solution enables demand capture and management in a variety of ways including user friendly intake forms.

Are Reviewers able to review submitted project ideas within Shibumi?

Demand is captured and recorded into Shibumi. Submitted project ideas can be viewed based on a variety of filters and Shibumi can also assist with prioritization based on custom criteria

Can Shibumi prioritise submitted project ideas based on configurable criteria?

Submitted project ideas can be viewed based on a variety of filters and Shibumi can also assist with prioritization based on custom criteria

Can Project ideas be approved or rejected within the Shibumi SPM tool?

Shibumi’s workflow engine enables approval/rejection of project ideas out of the box

Does the Shibumi SPM platform alert the relevant approvers when there are pending approvals of project ideas?

Shibumi’s workflow engine and Business Rules Engine can be configured to trigger alerts such as pending approvals

 

 

Adaptive Program Management Capabilities

How does Shibumi help with Adaptive Program Management?

Becoming an agile, future-fit organization requires the ability to understand the portfolios of investments in programs, projects, and products across your organization. PMO and Business Leaders need a single source of truth to continuously manage the impact of change on the investments to ensure they deliver on the expected business outcomes. Shibumi provides a single platform for organizations to proactively develop Adaptive Program Management into a competitive advantage ensuring your business is always optimized for success.

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Are dashboards in Shibumi able to show different levels of detail from different perspectives. For Example: Key metrics for strategic goals progress, Key metrics for strategic initiatives progress, Key metrics for individual projects, Dependencies between strategic portfolios/projects and their strategic benefits, Finance metrics, Resource metrics?

Shibumi is uniquely capable of tracking and visualizing metrics of any description and creating views from different perspectives to support multiple stakeholder reporting requirements. This is a key differentiator.

Can I customise dashboard in Shibumi to suit individual stakeholder requirements? Example customizations could be; Portfolio view of various Projects / Initiatives, Key metrics, Standard graphs and charts i.e. pie, line, bar, Links to critical dashboards or reports, Images e.g. company logo, Dashboard Name, Milestones trackers, Resources, Priorities breakdown, Filters e.g. date selection, column filters, Colours for colour coding

Shibumi dashboards can be configured to handle all of these requirements and more.

Does Shibumi update dashboards in real-time?

Any changes made to data within shibumi will automatically update linked elements such as dashboards/reports/presentations and more.

Can I import external datasets for visualization in the dashboards?

Shibumi provides a free-to-use, fully supported, GraphQL-based API. The GraphQL API provides full access to all entities, work items, relationships and metadata. This includes custom attributes and relationships as well as auditing information.

Integration to third-party products such as adaptive project management and reporting systems, document management systems, ERP and financial/HR systems, ITSM systems, Idea Management systems, Agile Methodology and development systems are all possible using the GraphQL API. Current standard integrations include Jira, ServiceNow, PlanView, Power BI, BluePrism, Automation Anywhere, UiPath, Box, Salesforce, Okta, Ping, OneLogin, FortressIQ, Signavio

Shibumi also provides out-of-the-box integration hooks through business rules and event triggers on metadata edit, entity or work item creation or deletion as well as scheduled time-based triggers.

Am I able to modify the permissions for different dashboards based on different assigned roles?

Shibumi support role based access with very granular levels of control. Roles and access permissions can be configured out of the box to support your exact requirements.

Can I generate strategic portfolio progress reports on an ad-hoc basis?

Shibumi has an in-build Dashboarding and Reporting capability to meet this requirement. Furthermore Shibumi is often used as a real-time system for reviewing program/portfolio performance which eliminates the need for generating reports.

Can dashboards in Shibumi be export be exported?

Shibumi enables reports/presentations to be exported into PDF or CSV files. Note: Exporting to PowerPoint is not possible and is not commonly required due to Shibumi’s other reporting capabilities.

Can Shibumi ingest historical or archived data for inclusion in dashboards?

Dashboards can be configured to report on historical data.

Can I track key project items within Shibumi to reflect project progress such as Milestone status, Project timeline, Allocated budget and incurred costs, Active resources, Potential risks and risk status, Change requests raised and change requests status?

Shibumi’s SPM solution can capture these data points (and much more) out of the box.

Can I update and track key items to reflect progress such as Milestone status?

Progress can be tracked and visualized at multiple levels ensuring teams always have real-time visibility to the information they need to make informed decisions or interventions.

Can Shibumi visualize the achievement of financial targets?

Shibumi is uniquely capable of tracking and visualizing metrics of any description. This is a key differentiator.

Can Shibumi categorise projects together into different portfolios?

Shibumi offers organizations the ability to create portfolios of any set of elements that are required to achieve strategic objectives. These portfolios can be organized in as granular a hierarchy or matrix of sub portfolios as is necessary to give the right level of security access, decision making, analysis and KPI score carding.

Can Shibumi alert me to items that need attention such as Milestone deadlines that are estimated to be exceeded or already exceeded, Project budget estimated to be exceeded or already exceeded, Risks estimated to not be addressed by given date?

Shibumi’s workflow engine and Business Rules Engine can be configured to trigger alerts to handle this requirement.

Can I visualize our strategic portfolios in a dashboard that highlights key project management metrics? Metrics such as Budget and cost variation, Schedule variation, Resource utilisation, Risk measure, Project completion rate?

Shibumi is uniquely capable of tracking and visualizing metrics of any description. This is a key differentiator.

 

 

Demand Management Capabilities

Can I view the stage or status of project activity such as To Do, In Progress, Completed, Not Started, On Hold?

Shibumi enables the management of projects through stages/statuses.

Can I dynamically update my strategic portfolio roadmap based on the progress of underlying projects?

Any changes made to data within shibumi will automatically update linked elements such as dashboards/reports/presentations and more.

Can I dynamically update the strategic portfolio roadmap if projects are added or removed from the portfolio?

Any changes made to data within shibumi will automatically update linked elements such as dashboards/reports/presentations and more.

Can Shibumi visualize my strategic portfolio roadmap in multiple views such as Gantt charts or strategic initiatives lists?

Shibumi provides multiple view types including these and many more.

 

 

Resource Management Capabilities

Can I import external resource datasets into the Shibumi or integrate with third party systems using an API?

Shibumi provides a free-to-use, fully supported, GraphQL-based API. The GraphQL API provides full access to all entities, work items, relationships and metadata. This includes custom attributes and relationships as well as auditing information.

Integration to third-party products such as adaptive project management and reporting systems, document management systems, ERP and financial/HR systems, ITSM systems, Idea Management systems, Agile Methodology and development systems are all possible using the GraphQL API. Current standard integrations include Jira, ServiceNow, PlanView, Power BI, BluePrism, Automation Anywhere, UiPath, Box, Salesforce, Okta, Ping, OneLogin, FortressIQ, Signavio

Shibumi also provides out-of-the-box integration hooks through business rules and event triggers on metadata edit, entity or work item creation or deletion as well as scheduled time-based triggers.

Can I capture in Shibumi Resource profile information such as Name, Department/Team, Location, Availability?

Shibumi’s Resource Management module contains these elements (and many more).

Am I able to capture the resources required for a project?

This capability is available out of the box

Can I make changes to the resources assigned to a project in the event of a change request?

Not only is this possible to make changes to resources assigned to a project but Shibumi can also notify if resource constraints are likely to occur.

Can Shibumi help highlight resource gaps in my organization?

Through understand the demand for resources Shibumi will be able to show where gaps exist between demand and supply of specific resources.

Can I visualize key resource metrics on a individual project and portfolio level. Key resource metrics such as Total resource capacity, Resource utilisation, Resource gap?

Shibumi’s Resource Management module enables the visualization of these views (and many more).

 

 

Risks & Issues Management Capabilities

Can the PMO/Risk Officers review risks and add comments accordingly?

Risks/Issues can be visualized at any level to enable risk assessment and mitigation.

Does Shibumi allow me to capture all risks that are encountered during a project?

Shibumi is adept at managing Risks and Issues and bringing them to the attention of the right parties in a timely manner that helps with resolution and risk mitigation.

Can I update the status of risks that are encountered during a project?

Any changes made to data within shibumi will automatically update linked elements such as dashboards/reports/presentations and more.

Can we configure and customise the risk form to best suit my organizations requirements?

The Shibumi platform is highly configurable and can support almost any requirements. Shibumi’s configurability is a significant differentiator.

When a Risk or Issue requires attention can an alert be sent to the right person(s)?

Shibumi’s workflow engine and Business Rules Engine can be configured to trigger alerts.

Am I able to capture the potential risks of a project and their preventive measures and contingency plans?

Shibumi is adept at managing Risks and Issues and bringing them to the attention of the right parties in a timely manner that helps with resolution and risk mitigation

 

 

Financial Management Capabilities

Can Shibumi support tracking pages for Corporate KPIs, Senior Management, Team Charter and each division/officeÕs work plan activities and KPIs with customizable filtering functionalities?

Shibumi can support an unlimited amount of tabs, pages, charters or views for various teams and functions. These can be separated by geography, team, function, role, or any other organizational characteristic. Filtering can be applied to any element in a Shibumi page, and users will have the option to individually filter based on whatÕs important to them and their role, without impacting on other userÕs filters.

Can Shibumi capture planned budgets for a project?

Shibumi is uniquely capable of tracking and visualizing metrics of any description. This is a key differentiator.

Can I document all incurred costs for a project in Shibumi?

Shibumi enables project owners to provide updates such as incurred costs and any other desired metrics.

Am I able to be alerted regarding budget risks that require attention (for example: project budget has been or is expected to be exceeded)?

Shibumi’s workflow engine and Business Rules Engine can be configured to trigger alerts.

Am I able to visualize key project financial metrics on a individual project and portfolio level such as Total budget allocated to project, Incurred costs, Budget gap, Likelihood of exceeding allocated budget?

Shibumi is uniquely capable of tracking and visualizing metrics of any description. This is a key differentiator.

 

 

Change Management Capabilities

Does Shibumi record all Change Requests for a project?

Change Requests can be captured and linked to a project and a view of all Change Requests at any level can be generated.

Will Changes to the project that are approved in Shibumi automatically reflect in the Project/Portfolio? (For Example: if Change Request for increased project budget is approved)

Approved changes can be updated at the project level and recorder for future review.

When a Change Request is raised, can Shibumi alert the relevant reviewers and approvers?

Shibumi’s workflow engine and Business Rules Engine can be configured to trigger alerts.

Can I raise change requests within Shibumi? Change requests could be for Scope of the project, Resources, Timeline, Budget?

The Shibumi SPM solution enables Change Request capture and management in a variety of ways including user friendly intake forms.

Am I able to review Change Requests within Shibumi?

Change Requests can be captured and recorded into Shibumi. Submitted changes can be viewed based on a variety of filters and Shibumi can also assist with prioritization based on custom criteria

Can Change Requests be approved/rejected within Shibumi?

Shibumi’s workflow engine and Business Rules Engine can be configured to manage approvals as well as trigger alerts such as pending approvals

 

 

Benefits Realization Management Capabilities

Can I assign all relevant strategic goals to a project and/or portfolio?

Goals can be assigned to projects and Portfolios and a set of approved KPI’s established to ensure consistent benefits realization.

Can I define the acceptance criteria for each strategic goal for each project and portfolio?

Acceptance criteria can be defined and recorded to ensure projects and portfolios meet the requirements before benefits are considered realized

Can Shibumi track the progress of strategic benefits realization management after project deployment?

Shibumi is uniquely capable of tracking benefits realization throughout stages of execution and tracking and forecasting benefit realization. This is a key differentiator.

Can Shibumi visualize the dependencies between strategic portfolios/projects and their strategic benefits?

Shibumi Dependency Mapping Module can provide this capability.

 

 

Collaboration Capabilities

Can Users tag and comment within the system on specific cells and/or input fields?

An unlimited amount of tags, attributes, and other fields can be configured in Shibumi.

Can users search, sort, and filter documents within Shibumi?

Shbumi includes global search capabilities, sections/views can be filtered, and documents can be attached. Furthermore, this can be done locally or through integration with CMS.

Can Shibumi send an email/system notification to users who have subscribed to specific documents to alert them whenever documents are revised or updated?

Shibumi’s workflow engine and Business Rules Engine can be configured to trigger alerts

Am I able to link all relevant documentation for PMO activities to the project within Shibumi?

Documentation can be linked to elements within Shibumi ensuring a single source of truth for end to end SPM

Can I configure Shibumi to enable different users to access uploaded documentation?

Based on permission levels Users can access documents that have been uploaded to Shibumi.

Can I grant different levels of authority and access to different types of users for user control?

Shibumi support role based access with very granular levels of control. Roles and access permissions can be configured out of the box to support your exact requirements.

 

 

Workflow Capabilities

Am I able to configure the process flow to govern and enforce processes and standard operating procedures? For Example: to ensure that project ideas have to be reviewed by all reviewing parties before moving on to approval stage.

Shibumi can ensure governance of process including Stage Gating meaning that review/approvals must occur before moving between stages

Can I configure forms and fields in Shibumi so that all required data is captured effectively before being submitted for approval?

Forms can be configured to ensure that mandatory fields are captured before submission

Can my organizations data with Shibumi be exported?

All data within Shibumi can be exported in a variety of ways including Dashboards and CSV files.

Can I modify the permissions for different User types?

Shibumi support role based access with very granular levels of control. Roles and access permissions can be configured out of the box to support your exact requirements.

Can Shibumi provide an audit trail of all changes made to items/artefacts and associated documentation?

All changes in Shibumi are recorded and cannot be deleted providing an immutable audit trail

 

 

Dashboarding & Reporting

Can Shibumi show columns in pages that include: KPI value; description; primary division; supporting division; target; baseline; budget request; data source; activity; start month; end month; progress %; budget execution; monthly tracking column throughout the year?

Shibumi provides full flexibility to the client to configure any column structure in accordance with the requirements of the business. Furthermore, due to the highly agile and configurable nature of the Shibumi platform, Super Users/Admins will have the ability to further adjust these in the future as business requirements evolve.

Can dashboards show the overall progress tracking of key performance indicators on annual and multi-year basis with possibility for users to build their own dashboards and data visuals?

Dashboards can be flexibly configured to support various data fields, tables, charts and supporting visualizations, or KPI/metric in accordance with the specific client requirements.

Does Shibumi provide Scorecard Reporting?

Dashboarding and Reporting is a core differentiator for Shibumi. Customers regularly comment on the flexibility of Shibumi to be configured to support their specific, sometimes unique, requirements. Shibumi automates much of the regular stakeholder reporting an organization requires to ensure continuous progress towards its strategic goals and KPI’s. Shibumi is the leading solution in the market for Dashboarding and Reporting.

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Strategic Portfolio Management

Why invest in a Strategic Portfolio Management solution?

Shibumi is commonly used by our customers to deliver on their most strategic transformation programs such as Cost Transformation, Corporate Performance Management, Hoshin Kanri, and Balanced Scorecard programs. According to Industry-leading firms such as McKinsey and Bain & Co, transformation programs fail to deliver the expected business outcomes 70% of the time. In a study of Shibumi clients over the past 12 months, our clients achieved an average of 100.8% of their program targets providing further evidence of the importance of investing in a purpose-built Strategy Execution platform for Strategic Portfolio Management.

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Integrations

Does Shibumi have Single Sign On (SSO/SMAL) capability?

Yes, Shibumi supports full SAML/SAMLv2 integration into any IDP or SSO solution such as Okta.

Does Shibumi have the ability to integrate via APIs with existing and upcoming systems, including project portfolio tracking systems, budget planning and execution system, as well as the HR (SAP SuccessFactors) and personal performance management systems?

Shibumi has an extensive library of APIs that enable organizations like GCF to bi-directionally integrate Shibumi into any third party system. This API is based on the industry leading GraphQL API framework, and any data point in Shibumi can be accessed via the API provided the appropriate authentication & permissions are in place. This API is based on the industry leading GraphQL API framework, and any data point in Shibumi can be accessed via the API provided the appropriate authentication & permissions are in place. The GraphQL API facilitates any ÒCreate, Read, Update, or DeleteÓ (CRUD) request from authorized & authenticated systems.

Does Shibumi have Microsoft Office Suite compatibility?

Shibumi can be bulk import from MS Excel by simply copying and pasting from spreadsheets or via CSV upload. Shibumi can also print or export data and visualisations into a PDF file.

 

 

Platform Functionality

Can I create customer Users and Role Based Permission Types?

Permissions can be applied to any user, user type, role, or function so you can enforce visibility rights or editability rights to any of these fields.

Are there any limitations to the Permissions types or User roles that can be created in Shibumi?

Shibumi has a virtually limitless permissions engine. This engine enables admins to apply view/edit/admin style rights to any field in the solution, and these rights can be flexibly defined based on user, user type, role, stage, function, and so on.

Can I setup Custom home pages based on user or user type? i.e. corporate home page, manager home page, etc.

Yes, Shibumi can be configured so that specific User Types can see the information that is most relevant to them.

Can I restrict Users to their own division to assign/edit/input values?

Shibumi natively respects the hierarchy of your organisation, and this enables permissions to be natively applied depending upon where the staff members sit in that hierarchy. For example, the owner of a ÒBusiness UnitÓ can have full administrative rights to that business unit and all downstream teams/functions. But at the same time that ÒBusiness UnitÓ owner may not have any access rights to other business units or upstream business functions.

Can Shibumi send customizable notifications triggered by certain actions (i.e. approval requested, action assigned to user, etc.) and sent to relevant users/groups?

The Shibumi ÒBusiness RulesÓ engine enables customers to flexibly define any number of notification emails or Òin platformÓ notifications to be sent to any user or group of users. Rules can be configured to trigger notifications based on any event, input, or output, at any scheduled time, or when action/approvals are required, or when SLAÕs are breached for example. The flexibility of the ÒBusiness RulesÓ engine ensures that you can send an email notification based on virtually any scenario.

Does Shibumi have a mobile, responsive application?

The Shibumi platform and User Interface is mobile responsive. The solution can be viewed from desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.

Does Shibumi have an Easy-to-use, intuitive user interface?

Customers often comment on the ease of use of the Shibumi platform. The user interface can be configured to enable personalized home pages, dashboards, intuitive and personalized views for different types of users.

Does Shibumi have search functionality?

Shibumi supports numerous searching and filtering capabilities. Global search enables users to find any element they have access to. Users can also navigate to a specific view, table, or other element within the solution and perform a more filtered search within that data set. Finally, configurable toggles and dropdowns can filter out all data, charts, and views within an entire page so users can Òslice & diceÓ the dashboard to universally filter out what is/is not important to them across a range of views, charts, and tables.

 

 

Scenario Planning & What-If Analysis

Can Shibumi help with predictive analysis based on previous performance data?

Shibumi can support a range of predictive views which enable the business to forecast and perform Òwhat ifÓ analysis on the current or future state.