It's always interesting to discuss about products, which have all the luck of popularity among users and trust from investors - this clearly says about the quality.
Sure, along with numerous good points Asana has some disadvantages, and some of them are important.
The first problem relates to invisibility of issues' structure and it doesn't allow…Continue
Added by Sam Chera on May 31, 2013 at 1:58pm — No Comments
Construction project management on the other hand refers to managing projects in the area of the construction industry. As a project manager, a person is expected to handle the various processes involved in construction project management. Because the role is quite specific, project managers can perform better if he enrolls in various construction project management courses.
The internet has made it easier to get an online…Continue
Added by Matt J. Solis on March 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Project management software is becoming a must-have product for organizations by providing its employees with the ability to access up to date information at a click of a button. Organizations tend to start out with a basic system for managing their projects with the likes of excel sheets; however as a business grows they may need to look into a more functional and structured tool.
Finding the correct balance when choosing the right…Continue
Added by Marian Woods on November 15, 2012 at 11:38am — No Comments
In the past businesses who ran projects would have to buy, build and maintain their project management software. However with more and more software companies offering software as a service (Saas) models the pressure on these businesses to sustain their software is reduced. This model is having a very positive impact on the small to medium sized businesses by allowing them to have the ability to compete with the bigger players in their industry.
So what are the benefits of Saas models…Continue
A project will be regarded as a failure if it doesn't deliver what was required, in line with constraints set from the off-set. From initiation to completion the project manager must ensure that certain aspects of the project such as time, budget, quality and expectations are monitored and managed tightly. A project can be considered a failure if these aspects don't match the expectations stated prior to the project.
There are many ways in which a project could be deemed a failure.…Continue
Added by Marian Woods on September 26, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments
Business life is becoming increasingly complex with the growth and development of projects, portfolios and programs whilst managing the resources, time scales, communication channels and technology that go along with it. Implementing a solid and structured system such as a program and project management office (PMO) could provide a project manager with the guidance and visibility to bring a project from initiation to completion.
A PMO provides an organization with a standard…Continue
Added by Marian Woods on September 4, 2012 at 12:01pm — No Comments
When you encounter a great project manager, you usually know it. They typically have a sense of calm because they understand deeply what’s going on in their projects, and they have confidence in their ability to address issues, risks, and opportunities as they come up.
Now, let me change just two words:
When you encounter a great cook, you usually know it. They typically have a sense of calm because they understand deeply what’s going…Continue
Picture the scene: you’re a manager for a web agency. You’re sitting in a meeting with your boss, describing two new potential projects. The projects will bring in the same amount in revenue, but you can only take on one with your current team. How do you decide which one? While there may be other considerations, knowing the cost of each project will help you make a better decision.
How do you figure out the cost of a project? In…Continue
Added by Liz Pearce on July 19, 2012 at 5:03pm — No Comments
When an organization has 100s of potential projects and a limited budget it is essential that these projects go through a managed process in which priority is given to the projects that will generate the best rewards for the business. It is important for an organization to prioritise as it will ensure that they are being effective and efficient.
The method by which you prioritise these projects is important to ensure that the right projects are filtered. I have combined a list…Continue
Added by Marian Woods on July 10, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments
We constantly get feedback that a project status meeting can be sometimes overrated in the eyes of the project team members.
The way in which the project status meeting is planned and organized will directly impact the flow and the end result of the meeting. Prior to any project update meeting taking place, agenda, action points and decision points should be circulated so to involve everyone and gain as much as possible from the time allocated.
I have outlined some pointers…Continue
Added by Marian Woods on June 14, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
If you fail to plan you plan to fail!! It is essential that before you start a project, you must put an adequate amount of planning into it before it gets off the ground. It may be tempting to go at the project all guns blazing with a power of motivation behind it from an optimistic project team. However taking this hasty approach could have severe knock on affects on the success of the project. Planning is a fundamental rule to flawless project management.
What is a project plan in…Continue
Added by Marian Woods on June 12, 2012 at 7:05am — No Comments
Time, organization and management resources needs to be invested into the day to day running of any project including the people that are involved in the delivery of the project.
Gathered from a project team’s survey we have combined a list of tips for a project manager and a project management team on how to aid in the smooth transition of a project from the start to finish.
1. Do the skills match the project: Important to have the right people working on the right…
Added by Marian Woods on May 31, 2012 at 7:08am — No Comments
Gone are the days of post-it notes and white boards as a way of managing the components of a project, today a business has the opportunity to invest in a system that will provide them with the necessary control and visibility of their system of work.
Whether your business is small, medium or large, a project management software solution can provide your business with the structure and organization needed to manage numerous tasks, projects, programs, time and resources. A project…
Added by Marian Woods on May 24, 2012 at 4:41am — No Comments
Some organization’s projects have been unduly criticised for being poorly planned and managed and having unrealistic cost and time projections assigned to them. The reason behind these problems or mistakes is said to be down to a lack of communication through the different levels within the project management team. However I believe that communication barriers are in fact only one of many possible mistakes that a project management team could make.
For this blog I have gone back to…Continue
As anyone involved with Project Management knows, Work Breakdown Structure or a WBS is one of the key terms used in project management. The WBS is essential for the correct management of a projects lifecycle. It forms an important component of the planning of a project with a particular focal point being put on time management.
The core principle behind having a work breakdown structure is to divide a project into sections. Having this step by step structure in place will enable…Continue
IT teams can be complex and have several sections based at various locations. Therefore it is vital for an organization to have a central point where all project activity passes through. This centralizing can be done easily through ProjectVision’s project management software.
It has been noted that information technology organizations are having a difficult time operating in the current economic environment, along with the ever…Continue
Added by Marian Woods on April 20, 2012 at 9:53am — No Comments
Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim, February 2012 – CEO of Cora Systems, Philip Martin welcomes Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT as a customer using ProjectVision as their project and portfolio management solution.
Until recently Derbyshire NHS FT used a spread sheet application in which they managed their Transactional and Transformation change programmes. This system worked well functionally however a number of boundaries meant they faced challenges. Challenges…Continue
Added by Marian Woods on April 12, 2012 at 8:48am — No Comments
In these challenging times, many organizations are faced with huge pressure to deliver change and improve business performance in order to survive. These change or transformation programs are managed via a series of projects designed to achieve certain goals be they cost reduction, new product, increased productivity or process improvement. An online project management software tool can benefit most organizations that can be faced with challenges such as project selection, project team…Continue
Added by Marian Woods on March 23, 2012 at 8:50am — No Comments
Added by Liz Pearce on August 5, 2011 at 6:35pm — No Comments
Many people confuse online task management with online project management. They tend to think of these two disciplines interchangeably, and that can be dangerous to the long-term success of your organization, especially when it comes to tool selection and risk management. It’s important to differentiate between the two, so that expectations can be set properly…Continue
Added by Liz Pearce on March 18, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments