What is project management software? For starters, project management software is a program to create an organized ways to deal with a certain project. It breaks down the entire project into small pieces or into a step by step process. It includes the cost of the project, schedules of all people involved or scheduled date for the project, skills needed, resources, and some included integrated functions where charts or graphs are used and then all these will be put altogether to get a better view and understanding of the entire project.
Why is this considered as the best way to collaborate with people?
Here are some of the reasons.
If you’re doing tasks which are repetitive by nature then project management is best for this kind of activities. It gives you a systematized procedures and it allows you to control your costs and time effectively. For example, every month you’re in charged in the production of your company’s monthly income report. Or you are in charge of producing your company’s magazine, doing some bulk e-mails and newsletters, then project management software can certainly be useful in this situation. It simply allows you to think with accuracy or exactness. Eventually, you’ll be surprised that you can break down steps for even such a small tasks. Project management software is also best in showing your client or employer of what are the things you’ve done for them lately.
Project management software allows you to focus and be on track all the time. This is why it is perfect in collaborating with people. It’s easy to understand everything; one can use graphs, charts, and calculations which makes it easy to present. This is a way of tracking the project effectively using computer software.
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Here are some of the charts for project management.
- Gantt Chart – this was by Henry Laurence Gantt, this chart has horizontal bars which is perfect for tracking activities over time which can be interrelated or not. This chart allows an activity to be finished first before proceeding onto a different activity.
- PERT Chart – This is also known as the Program Evaluation and Review Technique. This chart was created for the use of the Navy back in 1950’s to keep track of their project in creating a missile. This chart will show you the needed tasks to complete a project. This chart is useful for it can show you how one late task which is not done on time can cause delay to the entire project.
- CPM –This is also known as the Critical Path Method. This method will allow you to see the time frame or how long the project will be completed. Example, if you start to organize a party at around 10am, it will be done by around 12pm.
There are of course other charts and methods for project management; overall these methods are perfect when it comes to collaboration with people. It saves you time, effort and money if ever money is involved.