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 businesses and
all the way up to programs capable of keeping a corporation in business.
Managing a business is no easy task, however, and keeping track of everything
is often the hardest part of owning a business. These software solutions can
make it easier for businesses to communicate with emp... (more)
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, proj... (more)
RationalPlan Project Management Software version 4.3 is ready for the public.
Current version offers easier printing capabilities, more reports, better
integrations with Microsoft Project and last but not least automatic email
notifications within the Server system.
RationalPlan is a project management solution that puts the accent on
productivity, ease of use and fast learning. It was created to serve many
types of users starting from novice project managers, users that need an
environment to handle multiple projects and up to companies that need a
distributed solution with... (more)
RationalPlan version 3.24 was just released. Many new features were added
like the possibility to work with custom filters, to attach documents or to
use rich text editors on tasks. More reports are available now in multiple
languages and as a bonus a preview capability is also present. Another thing
that deserves to be mentioned is the compatibility with the latest Java
RationalPlan is a project management software designed to fit multiple types
of users starting from novices, those that need an alternative to Microsoft
Project, users that need an environment to ha... (more)
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
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)