Software

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: Risks.io

September 30, 2013

General information Name: Risks.io (beta version) Vendor: Looks like this is managed by an individual Hosting options: Online Costs and plans: Free Languages: English Overview Risks.io 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: ProjectManager.com

September 11, 2013

General information Name: ProjectManager.com Vendor: ProjectManager.com 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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Software review: Squish

September 4, 2013

General information Name: Squish Version: 5.2.1 Vendor: Information Services Management Inc Hosting options: Web hosted only Cost and plans: A bit complicated as it is based on issues rather than users. An entry-level plan with up to 2,500 issues in a 12-month period will cost you $600. There are enterprise plans for companies managing upwards […]

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Gamification in project management

October 24, 2012

Last year, it was all about social media. This year’s hot new trend is gamification. What’s that, I hear you ask? It’s such a new word that my spellchecker flags it up as an error. Gamification has been around for a while. It’s the art of making work seem less like, well, work. It’s about […]

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