Software Project Management Tools

Group Members:
Saba Chaudhary (89) Bilawal Sarwar (11) Muhammad Waqas (133)

Agenda
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What are Project Management Tools? Why Use Tools? Project Management Tools Benefits of Tools Project Engine Planning Force References

What are Project Management Tools?
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Project management tool is a term covering many types of software, including scheduling, cost control and budget management, resource allocation, collaboration software, communication, quality management and documentation or administration systems, which are used to deal with the complexity of large projects.

Why Use Tools??? 

Often times, we as project managers need to run more than one project at a time. Often times, projects over-lap Some projects may not run smoothly, or require lots of attention. 
Project management software will help us synchronize various aspects of the project in a matter of few clicks.  The efforts required by the project manager to coordinate various aspects of the project will be reduced considerably when you use effective project management software tools.

Benefits of Tools
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Using project management software tools will help the project managers become more efficient. Most complex projects can be handled easily. Rather than spending hundreds of hours in keeping track of the progress. Project managers can utilize their precious time in more productive work that will contribute towards the faster completion of the project.

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Project Management Tools
Project Engine y Planning Force
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Project Engine
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A free project management tool available. Allows its user to schedule, plan and project times and tasks for projects of any size. Allows project team members world wide to connect to Project Engine and find out what they need to do.

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Features
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Create and manage tasks Project tracking Individual project team members can create both private and public to do lists. Bug and defect tracking system. Project planning and tracking work down to the smallest activity.

Project Engine <Demo>

Planning Force
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Planning Force is a unique project planning software focused on program management, activity modeling, capacity plan, resource optimization and simulations

Features
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Adding realistic risks and coefficients of productivity Multi-project management View capacity curves Live Chat support Easy to use Resource Management

Planning Force <Demo>

Benefits of Project Engine
Messages can be linked to tasks. y Repeated tasks are displayed in the Gantt Chart and Planned Workload report. y Delete message button in the Message dialog. y Corrected problem with removing attachments and links in the web interface. y Delivered to date is not updated when saving a task.
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The sendMessage service has been updated. y New services: setToMessage and deleteMessage. y Recovers any unsaved commands on server start. y Direct Save option. y Setup program does not remove backups.
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Benefits of Planning force
The right tool at the right moment y Companies will achieve three different goals simultaneously:  Limit risks and produce reliable plans  Reduce costs by optimizing the workforce  Concentrate on the most profitable projects
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Controlled implementation effort They can start benefiting from our tool quickly Internal costs through dedicated resources are limited The implementation budget offers no bad surprise Quick and tangible returns An evolutionary and adaptive solution

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It is real management tool Qualify & quantify their project and resource portfolios Imagine & simulate different working scenarios Compare & select the ones that best matches their goals Update & adapt the plan to take account of progress and events Track history & analyze results to learn from the past

References
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http://www.designioustimes.com/news/planning -force-project-management-softwarereview.html http://www.planningforce.com/ http://www.planningforceexpress.com/products/free-planningsoftware.php http://www.softwareprojects.org/reviewsproject-engine.htm

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