Author: Jose Maria Delos Santos

Microsoft Introduces To-Do Task Management App – Goodbye Wunderlist

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Microsoft Office is a suite of applications for a wide range of users. Individuals, teams, professionals and enterprises are able to choose from a range of products, versions and services that enable them to be more productive and collaborative. In June 2015, Microsoft acquired the makers of Wunderlist, a popular task management application. Task management is an essential process in today’s world. Individuals and groups alike use these applications to help them organize and manage their jobs and to-dos to achieve their goals. On April 19, 2017, Microsoft announced that it is launching To-Do, a task management app.

From Wunderlist to To-Do

Microsoft To-Do is a task management app powered by Office 365 integration. The company announced that it was the output of the same team that created Wunderlist, with a promise to deliver smarter, more personal and intuitive features. Read the Complete Article

Teamwork Projects Adds Automated Triggers to Board View

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Teamwork Projects released Board View for Tasks about two weeks ago. The new feature that enables users to have a more flexible project view was received very well. Users are able to create a visual workflow of their tasks, thereby improving the teams performance. But it was only the first release of Board view. True to the development team’s word, they just announced a new Triggers feature, a first of many updates still to come.

Triggers: What the new feature can do

Triggers are column features in Teamwork Projects boards that automate actions. Anytime a card is created or moved to a particular column, that action ‘triggers’ or sets in motion a preset action or set of activities that allow users to automatically change the properties in cards. It is a very useful functionality that helps automate the workflow process. Read the Complete Article

Clockspot Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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Overview Presentation

Clockspot is an online time clock and employee timesheet software. It is a web-based time tracking tool and service that enables remote employees and mobile workforce to clock in and out via the phone or web. It is the smart and modern alternative to traditional time clocks and piles of spreadsheets. Companies are now able to monitor employee work hours from any computer or mobile device. With a simple and intuitive interface, users are able to complete timesheets and payroll easily.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Time Clock and Tracking – Through Clockspot, business owners and company managers can choose how and where employees are allowed to clock in. It can be through a landline, a mobile phone or a web browser. Clocking in takes only 30 seconds or less.
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IC Project Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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Overview Presentation

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 ManagementIC 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.
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Planzone Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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Overview Presentation

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 ManagementPlanzone 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.
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New in Smartsheet – Updated Mobile Web Forms & Smarter Notifications

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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 Latest Release – Collaboration, Reporting, Budgeting Made Easier

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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

CoConstruct Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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Overview Presentation

CoConstruct is a home builder construction project management software. It is a cloud-based software for custom builders and remodelers. Web-based and mobile apps enable users to bring order in their construction project, creating rewarding experiences not only for the builder but also for their clients and trade partners as well. It is the highest rated software for its category, allowing users to coordinate their projects, communicate with clients and crew, and control their financials with its set of smart features.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Project CoordinationCoConstruct has scheduling features that enable users to manage all activities with drag and drop. Shifting one task automatically updates others, with a baseline view showing all changes over time. It also has alerts, reminders, templates and import features. A to-do list can be accessed across devices, and selections are made simple and easy that keeps everyone on the same page.
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Teamwork Projects Introduces Board View for Tasks

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Teamwork Projects is a powerful project management application that enables teams to collaborate in real-time. It was initially built to organize work and track project details. Over the years, features were added to also allow users to create their own process in managing projects. Consistent with this philosophy of flexibility, the latest feature now introduces the Board View for Tasks.

Board View Benefits – Improve Your Team’s Performance

With Board View, Teamwork Projects users now have an additional project view where they can create a visual workflow for their tasks. All project team members can create, view, change and update tasks in progress intuitively. The team is able to instantly identify the progress of the project. They can see status change and know who is working on what. Also, the overview can reveal the logistics of a project. Read the Complete Article

Project Management for Construction – A Book Review

Project Management for Construction: Fundamental Concepts for Owners, Engineers, Architects, and Builders is a textbook in civil engineering. It does offer a unique perspective – that of the owner (or sponsor). Therefore, throughout the life cycle, the integrated and end-to-end viewpoint and interests of the owner are discussed and given emphasis. This includes consideration of all processes, techniques and costs, with the objective of a timely completion of the project in a cost-effective manner.

Book Details

This facsimile edition measures about 1.2 in. thick, 7.5 in. wide, and 9.8 in. tall. Shipping weight is about 3 pounds. It has 496 pages divided into 14 chapters. It is available in hardcover format. It was published by Prentice-Hall in 1989 in English, and is part of the Prentice-Hall International Series in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. ISBN-10: 0137312660; ISBN-13: 978-0137312665

Price

Starts from $129.10 + shipping for the hardcover version

Target Audience

Project Management for Construction is valuable to owners and their direct representatives. Read the Complete Article