Project Management Software Requirements
To become a leading project management software provider, you need to take the best features from the tools that project managers and project resources use the most and make them exponentially better. You need advanced features and high level reporting capabilities. You need to make it easy for project managers to get started with their projects by giving them the ability to import their projects from other project management tools such as Microsoft Project or online project management applications such as Basecamp.
At TeamWork Live, we believe we have set a new standard for online collaboration with our suite of feature-rich project management tools and functionality. Coupled with our intuitive navigation, floating help guides, and superior customer support, your project is sure to run at maximum efficiency and resource accountability.
Project Management Best Practices
There's a system and methodology behind effective project management that our PM software is built around. The fundamentals of a typical project life cycle are the cornerstone of the software, including:
- Milestones to define and track the major goals of the project
- Tasks to keep track of what needs to be completed to move the project forward
- Document management to make it easy to organize and share project files
- Calendar to make it easy to keep your project members in sync
- Messaging to ensure that all project communication are captured and accessible
- Activity stream to make it easy to see what your project members have accomplished
- Budgeting and time tracking to ensure that you stay within your client's budget
- Google Docs integration to make it easy to share your online documents
- Robust reporting to make it easy to stay on top of all your projects
What's Lacking in Other Project Management Tools?
Most project software and applications like Basecamp suffer from the information silo problem. Instead of keeping related information together so that they're easily accessible, most project management software spread information across different areas of the site. Milestones are usually stored in one area, tasks are stored in another, messages are stored in a third area, and related content is often stored in a fourth area. The result is that project members are forced to jump among the different areas of the site in order to get the information they need to work on a project: the task you are working on is in one area, but the online document that the task is referring to is in another area and the messages that refer to the task is in a third. This is hardly efficient!
TeamWork Live solves this problem by automatically grouping related information together for you. The detail page for a milestone, task, or document brings all related information together in a single page to make it easy to get access to all the information you need to successfully move the project forward. In addition, our integrated messaging system allows you to attach messages directly to the item that you are discussing so that discussions always remain in context and you don't have to wonder what your project member is referring to.
Most project software and applications also lack the ability for project managers to set permissions on individual items, leaving resources with the power to modify task descriptions, due dates, and to potentially post incorrect time data. With TeamWork Live, a project manager using the software has the ability to restrict even the smallest of details. For smaller businesses, control is typically less of an issue. However, for larger businesses or enterprises, not having control with dozens of resources working on a project can leave the door open to inaccurate data.
Finally, very few project management solutions allow for integration with Google Docs, a critical part of the day-to-day collaborative tracking required for most projects. An example of where a Google Spreadsheet may be important is for a search engine optimization project, where a major component of the work involves tracking the websites that are linking to the website being optimized.
Try Our Web-Based PM Software For Free
We're so confident that you'll love how simple managing your projects can be with TeamWork Live that, for a limited time, we offering a 30-day free trial on all our membership plans.
Thanks for giving TeamWork Live the opportunity to make project management simple, fast, and packed with advanced features. If you have questions at any point before, during or after you register, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.