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The general features of a project management software include scheduling, costing, budgeting, controlling, management and communication. However an important function is resource management. This covers all types of resources including human, equipment, materials and costs. Nowadays businesses can work efficiently only by managing resources. With materials and costs things are pretty easy: you buy a stock and it is yours. Human resource management is not the same. You can not just own a human resource, but need to retain one. With the help of a resource management software, project managers can make sure that the right human resources are working on the right tasks and following a real-time project timeline. This is achieved based on several factors like employee’s skills, experience, and availability. Resource planning software – must have features In today’s glob... (more)

Project Management Is Not Business Management

One of the most prominent characteristic of a project as a concept is its sharp delimitation in time. It has clear start and end dates and is designed to achieve a unique scope, unlike the ongoing operations specific for business management. Sometimes, the end date of a project is the most important characteristic of the project. It is the starting point when designing the project deployment, any other characteristic being subordinated to this. In fact using a project management software allows a project manager to add a higher level of transparency regarding the interaction bet... (more)

Advantages and Benefits of Project Management Software

Some time ago project management was represented by three things: a pencil, a piece of paper and a methodology. But the time flies and the technology evolves... so why stop here? Why not use the technology? Software industry has evolved so much and can do wonders. With the introduction of project management software a few years back, the tools a project manager has at its disposal has been greatly increased. The new project management tools There are many different versions and variations to what is available on the market, having many cost ranges including programs for small busi... (more)

When and Why Do You Need Project Planning Software

Project planning is a process used to establish how to complete a project within a certain time period, under a certain budget and with a set of resources. To accomplish all these a project plan must be created. It will help you to plan the steps of your project and it will save you money while getting the project done on time. The project plan The project plan reflects the current status of project’s activities and it is useful to monitor and control the project. Many people in the company are using it: the project manager – to establish the resources activities and to communi... (more)

Project Management Tools for Project Managers

A well-done project management is one of the keys to a project's success. I'm pretty sure every one of us manages projects using some kind of tools. But the right project management tool does not replace the knowledge and experience of a project manager. It only helps him in the process of managing a project. The value of project management Why do certain projects succeed while others fail? Clearly, it is not about luck although that might also help, it is not about the tools that are being used to manage the projects and certainly it is not only a matter of budget and dedicatio... (more)