Most of the time we make a mistake. It is: Task management is not project management! Project management requires a set for scope, schedule and cost. It requires quality reguirements are tracked ans sustained. It makes sure the data and information on what has been accomplished is kept tracked.
Projects are planned and help all stakeholders see their roles, when and what to be done, when the factors change you need to change your project plans too. That is the power of the project management: To gain insight and to act in accordance.
That is why we highy recommend you to be careful about your project management tools capabilities.
Ask yourself those questions, for example:
- Do you need to know and visit why you need to launch this project?
- What was the initial conditions?
- How are you going to manage your project? I mean the basic rules, approaches, for example, are you going to plan everything beforehand? Or are you going to let your project transform by the facts that are realized and occur? Who is responsible for what? How are you going to escalate the issues? What is “urgent” for your project? All these questions are about your “project management rules and procedures” and you can develop them in A’bra Spectra.
- Do you need to know what are the requirements?
- Do you need to know what shall be done and how it is related with the requirements?
- Are changes needed?
- How do you handle the changes?
- Four years later, shall you need to remember why you do it that way?
- Who are you interacting? Who needs what information and when? How are you going to monitor the progress? Do you need reporting?
- Do your changes need to be approved? How?
- How are the baselines approved?
- Who can reach what detail?
Those questions are just some of that we can raise. Projects are alive, they are not constant. So we need a management tool that allows this. We are going to write in detail on these questions’ answers and how A’bra helps you to manage your projects.