Book review: Microsoft Project 2013: The Missing Manual

August 6, 2014

In Microsoft Project 2013: The Missing Manual, Bonnie Biafore aims to share the basics of project management and how to achieve what you want to do in Microsoft Project 2013. That’s quite an ask for one book. Part 1 is a primer on project management and I was surprised that there was so much about […]

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Hydra: A new way of managing resources

June 28, 2014

I met Manfredi Bargioni, Vice President Marketing at Hydra, at the Gartner PPM and IT Governance Summit in London earlier this month. He and his colleague James gave me an overview of their project management tool which I found very interesting as it takes a different approach to project scheduling. Project management tools are traditionally […]

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Review: Primavera P6 Video Training

March 5, 2014

Project management tools come in many shapes and flavours, and most of what I review is software designed to manage small and medium-sized projects. Primavera, on the other hand, is an enterprise-grade software solution aimed at companies with a mature approach to project management probably with a programme or portfolio management approach in hand too. […]

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Software Review: Less Meeting

November 29, 2013

General information Name: Less Meeting Version: 1.3.2, I tested the iPad app Vendor: Less Meeting Hosting options: Web hosting Cost and plans: Free trial, then between $12 and $499 per month, with discounts for charitable organisations Languages: English Basic features: creating meetings Less Meeting is meeting productivity tool. It allows you to create agendas, share […]

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Software review:

September 30, 2013

General information Name: (beta version) Vendor: Looks like this is managed by an individual Hosting options: Online Costs and plans: Free Languages: English Overview is an online Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies (RAID) log. At the moment the website oversells the product slightly, as you can’t manage dependencies with it, or track lessons […]

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News Round-up for September 2013

September 20, 2013

Wrike Launches “Graphite” Wrike launched “Graphite” this month, the latest release of their product with a new flat design (whatever that means) of the user interface. The press release says it includes innovative task scheduling, time management and project collaboration features. This is the biggest release that Wrike will be doing this year and is […]

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Software review: Podio

September 18, 2013

General information Name: Podio Vendor: Citrix Systems Hosting options: Online Costs and plans: Lite version with up to 5 employees is free. The Teams version is $5 per employee per month. There’s a Business version as well as an enterprise-wide option. Languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Danish and English Currency: Seems to only […]

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My most complex project (and why I didn’t use a Gantt chart to manage it)

September 16, 2013

This is a guest post by Michael Vernik, Co-founder and CEO of DigiSpoke. In previous roles, I was responsible for overseeing the launch and maintenance of a number of massive websites and applications. If asked which I thought was most difficult to orchestrate, several instantly come to mind. One of which I’d like to share […]

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Software review:

September 11, 2013

General information Name: Vendor: Hosting options: Online Costs and plans: The Starter plan for up to 5 users is $25 per user per month. It gets cheaper the more users you have, down to $15 per user for over 10 users. Languages: English Currency: I could use GBP – not sure if others […]

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Build a PPM and ERP compatibility test

September 9, 2013

This contribution to Software September comes from Neil Stolovitsky, who writes about factors to consider when linking your project management software to other enterprise systems. Evaluating the integration between your PPM software and your existing ERP system requires that your organization incorporate the right criteria and questions that will ensure there is a good integration […]

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