Project management Refreshed

Projects are a part of our every day operational activities! And even if every single one of them are unique, they all can be manage effectively if you have the right Project management system to guide you.

The purpose of this course is to assist you in identifying that ever important resource!

What does GOOD look like?

What features makes for an effective project management system?

Selecting a Project management system (PMS) that will suit your particular project requirements could be a daunting task! But any project manager will tell you that this is the first step in ensuring the successful and on time completion of your project.

So what does good look like? This answer might vary depending on your industry & project specifications but there are general features that makes for an effective PMS:

1.  Ease of use:

  • Design, aesthetics and simplicity are 3 key components and will either encourage or discourage users in the initial phases

Number of users capable of accommodating

Do not look for unlimited users features, but rather what functionality each hierarchy allows, access, limitations on certain content etc.

Storage capabilities

Project requirement depend but every project manager will tell you – the more the better.  Also look out for PMS that can potentially be hosted on your company server or if you prefer cloud based

Functionality

This list is endless. Look out for components such as: time tracking, layered tasking, available charts & templates, workload planning, intuitive task management calendars, notification functions, file exchange capabilities etc.

Interface with other applications

Facebook or other social media applications with notification settings

Integration capabilities

Such as google, ical etc.

Concepts for the above content extracted from:

https://blog.capterra.com/free-open-source-project-management-software/

When considering a project management system, one of the main features should be:

Selecting a Project management system (PMS) that will suit your particular project requirements could be a daunting task! But any project manager will tell you that this is the first step in ensuring the successful and on time completion of your project.

So what does good look like? This answer might vary depending on your industry & project specifications but there are general features that makes for an effective PMS:

1.  Ease of use:

  • Design, aesthetics and simplicity are 3 key components and will either encourage or discourage users in the initial phases

Number of users capable of accommodating

Do not look for unlimited users features, but rather what functionality each hierarchy allows, access, limitations on certain content etc.

Storage capabilities

Project requirement depend but every project manager will tell you – the more the better.  Also look out for PMS that can potentially be hosted on your company server or if you prefer cloud based

Functionality

This list is endless. Look out for components such as: time tracking, layered tasking, available charts & templates, workload planning, intuitive task management calendars, notification functions, file exchange capabilities etc.

Interface with other applications

Facebook or other social media applications with notification settings

Integration capabilities

Such as google, ical etc.

Concepts for the above content extracted from:

https://blog.capterra.com/free-open-source-project-management-software/

  • Integration capabilities
  • User skill levels
  • Layout
  • Calendars