Software

Reviews of project management software from a real user, who literally wrote the book on Collaboration Tools for Project Managers. I’ve tried out dozens of tools to save you time and show you the best features.

Software review: Project Portfolio Office

Software review: Project Portfolio Office

General information Name: Project Portfolio Office Vendor: Project Portfolio Office Hosting options: Web hosted only Cost and plans: Up to 10 users for $49 (£32) a month. Free trial. Languages: English Currency: Feature to add your own currency symbol Basic features: building projects I found it practically impossible to get in to the software once…

Process-Driven Project Management:  Minimizing the inherent risks within projects

Process-Driven Project Management: Minimizing the inherent risks within projects

This is a guest post by Neil Stolovitsky, Senior Solution Specialist at Genius Inside. Although the fundamentals of project management are applicable across all types of project environments, the areas of emphasis can vary depending on the nature of the project you are running.  Working for a PPM software vendor (Genius Inside) has its advantages…

The future of project management software: the Microsoft view

In this video, Richard Gordon from Microsoft discusses the role of SharePoint, bemoans the fact companies don’t upgrade to the latest versions or use the full functionality and muses on the future of project management software. This video was filmed at the Project Management in the Collaborative Age round table discussion hosted by Microsoft and…

Software review: TeamworkPM [2011]

Software review: TeamworkPM [2011]

General information Name: TeamworkPM Vendor: Digital Crew Application Developers Hosting options: Web hosted version only Cost and plans: 30 day free trial. From $12pm for a personal plan to $149pm for enterprise plan. Languages: 24 languages including Norwegian and Indonesian. Currency: Has a long list of standard currencies. Basic features: building projects Creating a new…

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Using social media tools for communication: a case study

One of the questions I’m asked frequently is: “How do I use social media tools for communication?” I addressed this during my presentation at the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting in Dublin, and one of the organisations I drew on to illustrate how other people are doing it was the Chartered Management Institute. The CMI makes…

Let’s play make-believe: addressing project management software adoption with user personas

“The role of director of user experience is pretty new,” says Steve Ballard, who has taken on this position at project management software company Workfront. “In consumer software it’s not so new. The product has to sell itself so the focus is on products that are useful.” The difference with software you use at work…