Ivanti Neurons for PPM 2021.4

Ivanti Neurons for PPM allows executives, Portfolio, Program, Project, and Demand managers to review the submission of demands, manage staffing and tasking for projects, and track projects to completion.

Platform Version Requirements: Tested on CSM 10.2.1; not compatible on platform versions earlier than CSM 10.2.1.

Content Version Requirements: Tested on 10.2.1 Ivanti ESM .czar. Ivanti Neurons for PPM has not been tested on a 10.2.1 OOTB .czar or older content versions, but be sure to test it on your customized system.

Prerequisites: If you import from Microsoft Project or Microsoft Excel (.csv files), full user names cannot contain commas or special characters. For example, a full user name listed as "Smith, John" will not be allowed in the Resource field of MS Project. MS Excel (.csv) will read the comma as a delimiter and fail to process imports correctly.

Available languages: English.


Ivanti Neurons for PPM is the continuous process of selecting and managing the optimum set of project-oriented initiatives that deliver the maximum in business value or return on investment. It is a dynamic decision-making process, enabling management to reach consensus on the best use of resources to focus on projects that are achievable and strategically aligned with their business goals and objectives. (Source: PMI)

The ideas are evaluated by a Demand manager for acceptance as a demand. Once a Demand is reviewed and accepted, it becomes a Project. The Project will be part of a Portfolio and potentially a Program and can also be linked to Strategic Objectives.

PPM Workflow

Apply Ivanti Neurons for PPM

Follow these steps to download, apply, and configure:

  1. Extract the .zip file to a location that can be accessed by CSM.

    The contents of the .zip file includes the following:

    • Ivanti Neurons for PPM.mApp
    • MS Project Template:
      • MS Project Template example.mpp
      • MS Project Template example.xml
    • MS Excel Template:
      • PPM Excel Template for CSV Project Task Import.csv
  2. In CSM Administrator, use the Apply mApp Wizard to apply the .mApp file. Select the topic that matches your version of CSM.
  3. On the How automatic should the merge process be? screen, choose either Ask me about every decision or Make reasonable decisions, but ask me if unsure.

In certain areas, functionality is not guaranteed unless you use the CSM Desktop Client.

Revision History

Version Platform Version Requirements Content Version Requirements Prerequisites Version/Release Notes
2021.4 10.2.1 10.2.1 Ivanti ESM .czar None