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Yes or No: The Two Models for Implementing Project Portfolio Management
Two models exist for implementing project portfolio management (PPM) systems: the engagement profitability model, and the budget alignment model. The former

customer engagement models  by the profitability of customer engagements. Examples of the engagement profitability model include IT services firms and professional services departments within product companies. The budget alignment model corresponds with an operational environment where the value of projects varies (and projects typically do not generate revenue directly), and project costs are expense overhead. Decisions and behavior are driven by the need to squeeze value out of the available budget. Examples of the budget

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Field Service Management (FSM)

Field service management (FSM) software is a set of functionalities for organizations or departments within organizations that have as main focus the intallation, maintanance, reparing, and meter reading for industries relying heaviling on equipment. FSM workers require functionality for customer engagement management, service and asset management as well as workforce management. Since most activities in FSM take place outside of the office, mobility is a big component of the a FSM software solutions. Typically, FSM software is not used as a stand-alone solution, as it needs to integrate with Financials, ERP, CRM and EAM to ensure accurate data exchange. Even if its main purpose is to maintain and repair equipment, it can also be used to gather customer satisfaction and equipment performance feedback. To allocate human resources efficiently, workforce management is an integral part of an FSM system. 

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