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Nowadays almost any manager uses some kind of project planning software and the reason for this is simple: software can help and ease a lot the work of any person. Many experienced project managers have created over time a knowledge base of tips and tricks that they can use. However novices are not that lucky. They need to gain all these in time. In this article we shall try to present some of the most encountered ones. Keep your project as dynamic as possible Projects tend to move and change in time and for this reason there must be an easy way to update it. If it is created using hard constraints a simple shift in time might actually be a very hard to do operation. Here are some things that you should take into consideration: Use of constraints. Constraints on tasks impose certain restrictions in the scheduling algorithm because it relates to certain dates. Fixed d... (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)

Project Management Software for Traditional vs. Agile Environments

How much does an agile project management software differ from a traditional project management software? On short: pretty much. But on the other side both types of products have many things in common. Many say that agile is not a project management methodology but rather a product development methodology. But in many cases the companies prefer to treat the development as a project and hence the notion of agile project management. Now the agile and traditional approaches are totally different so the first thought would be that the software used to manage each type of projects to... (more)

How to Choose the Right Project Management Software

Project management software is a term that covers many kinds of software, including project planning, project scheduling, cost control and budget management, resource allocation, collaboration software, communication, task and time tracking and the list can go on. All these areas are covered by project managers that are used to deal with small, medium and even complex and large projects. A project management application is a simple tool that helps managers and team members successfully plan, manage and execute the various tasks involved in each project under time and budget cons... (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)