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IC Project is a cloud-based project management software. It is accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. Team members and project partners are able to communicate and collaborate with built-in tools that promote efficiency and profitability. It includes features that enable users to manage any project work in an organized yet simple manner. Information is centralized and can be retrieved via several views and through different reports that allow users to make sensible decisions.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Task and Project Management – IC Project has a job management tool that enables users to have systematic control of tasks. A list presents jobs in two groups: those assigned to the user, and those assigned by the user. Users can easily manage projects with plans and task groups. They are able to have project overview at a glance, so that they are able to evaluate the state of the project as well as incurred costs in readable layouts.
As a PM, you may be managing a project for a client or working with an off-site team member from Greece. Understanding these cultural differences before your initial engagement will help you create a successful collaboration.
Corporate Etiquette in Greece
While they may be late to a business meeting, your counterparts in Greece will expect you to be punctual. Prepare for informal meetings, possibly with no established agenda, that will most likely be with the owner or his/her most trusted second. Greeks prefer in person contact and value establishing trust.
The workday starts early, ends at lunchtime, but may start up again in the evening. Be sure to get things in writing with appropriate signatures, and be prepared to meet on the same topic more than once, as Greeks value unanimous decisions. Read the Complete Article
What is Function Point? Who uses it?
Function Point is a finance first project management solution. It’s designed to be an all-in-one tool connecting each stage of a team’s workflow—spanning CRM, resource management, invoicing and accounting. It’s primarily used by creative agencies, internal marketing teams and professional service firms.
What makes Function Point different? Why should customers give you a try?
Our financial focus is actually quite unique within the industry. Function Point’s software isn’t just for tracking deadlines and assigning tasks. It actually helps you figure out inefficiencies in your workflows, identify projects that are at risk of being late or over budget, and highlight where you’re making and losing money. The software provides these insights by tying all the stages of your project and all of your workflows together with an accounting system. Read the Complete Article
Planzone is a cloud-based collaborative project management software for business teams. It is a modern work platform that offers a central and secure space accessible to Internet-connected co-workers and partners wherever their location may be. Teams are able to plan and track changes to their projects in real-time, so that everyone is up-to-date. It provides a more efficient communication and collaboration tool than email, keeping work organized and within context.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Task and Project Management – Planzone project management software enables users to create and assign tasks, specify start dates, end dates, number of hours, and define milestones. Users are able to create task lists, attach documents and comments, and organize them by different categories. They can plan and track easily with a drag-and-drop Gantt chart that automatically updates.
Effective Project Management requires an understanding of the roles and responsibilities outside those of the Project Manager themselves, or, in other words, a comprehensive understanding of the structure and dynamics within a working project. This article will outline a typical Project structure, and highlight the roles and direction of influence between the different agents involved.
Many parallels between the organisational structure of the workplace, and that of the Project, can be drawn. Like the workplace, it is crucial that with the Project, responsibility and authority are clearly defined from the outset. That is, there must be a clear understanding from all involved regarding reporting arrangements. Also like the workplace, a group of stakeholders will be defined, and the Project will work towards their needs. The Project require a certain level of management required to achieve a particular task, and will necessarily have a delegation of agents working together to achieve the Project objectives. Read the Complete Article
Smartsheet is a collaborative work management platform that is accessible from any device or browser. It is helping teams, companies and enterprises be more productive by providing the tools to manage their projects, programs and other business operations. Recently, it has announced the availability of new features to help boost productivity even more. Mobile web forms have been updated to work better with iOS and Android apps. Also, notifications are smarter to give alerts to specific changes.
Updated Mobile Web Forms
The latest Smartsheet mobile apps now have updated web forms that are easier to use and manage. Users can expect a more intuitive experience when using web forms. First and foremost, web form links will now open directly and automatically in the Smartsheet native app. Also, there is a new web forms section in the Home screen together with the categories for Favorites, Sights and sheets. Read the Complete Article
Clarizen is a cloud project management software that provides users and their enterprise a collaborative solution. It is designed to create a meaningful engagement experience so that everyone in the organization can move their business forward. Over the years, it has become the leader in collaborative work management, providing teams with a software that features visibility and flexibility. In its latest release, it is once more responding to user feedback by announcing new features that will help them report project status and manage budgets easier.
What Customers Want
The new Clarizen features are influenced by feedback from their customers. As they make decisions and allocate resources to work on their product roadmap, they have compiled and determined what their users want. Namely, users want help on 3 areas: improved collaboration, new efficiencies, and greater time-to-value. Read the Complete Article
No matter how many projects you have worked on so far, there is always plenty of room to improve your planning and managing skills. Businesses are built on successful projects, regardless of their size, scope or budget. Therefore, all of us need to learn how to get the best out of a project in order to achieve the goal we are aiming for.
Here is a list of top quick wins that will allow you to lead a successful project. Developing your managing skills across each of the points below should help you boost your project and improve all its parts and processes.
The foundation for progress in every project lies in communication. Taking this into consideration, everyone needs to extend the communication beyond the original scope that includes detailing the expectation and reporting the progress. Read the Complete Article
Today’s project managers have an array of software as a service (SaaS) alternatives for project management support. Even though these options may look similar, each service has its own unique features, strength and weaknesses.
Here is a brief guide on SaaS project management solutions and the best tools available in order to help you make an informed purchasing decision.
Let’s now take a look at the fine points of SaaS project management.
What is SaaS project management?
SaaS project management is simply the delivery of project management software on demand in a cloud computing ambience. When it comes to delivery of project management software SaaS is pretty exemplary since all types of businesses need to have the potential to manage projects in an effective manner.
SaaS project management solutions provide an exhaustive tool set for managing your projects right from scratch to the end. Read the Complete Article
Projects succeed and projects fail. According to some survey statistics that have been presented in the past couple of years projects fail to some degree and based on some criteria or another between 56% and 74% of the time. Stats like those ensure us of two things:
- That managing projects isn’t easy
- That project success is never a sure thing no matter how good you are as a project manager
Now, if you throw in some other variables, life as a project manager gets even harder. Take, for example, company turmoil or major organizational change. What if your company is experiencing major layoffs? What if fraud was revealed high in the organization (I’ve personally had to deal with that one with a client – it was our CEO who was fraudulent and I got the chance to break that news to my project client before the news was public. Read the Complete Article