Businesses love to use project management software tools to drive change in their environments through managing projects. A featured project management tool allows you to create centralized databases, provide people-centric collaboration for remote users, edit data in real time, manage sub-projects and portfolios, get full control over project lifecycle, use best practices of task prioritization, report on performance, and more. Besides, it is simple in use and lets users improve their software experience.
Project Management Tool for Remote Collaboration
When team members and stakeholders are spread across the globe, it becomes difficult to manage collaborative projects. This is where a remote project management tool shows its value. It allows you to create and host a centralized database on your corporate server. Teams can access the database over the Internet.
For example, CentriQS is built on a desktop enterprise collaborative platform that lets users collaborate with each other within a single database.
You just install CentriQS server application on your server, create a database, and then your team members use their CentriQS client applications to access the database, both remotely and locally. It is as simple as affordable. No special hardware or software requirements, no hidden fees, no heavy maintenance costs. You get a featured project management software solution for remote collaboration.
Real-Time Data Edits
Information drives success. As quickly you get updated on your project data as more time you have available for right analysis and decision making. You can’t operate late information as otherwise it can break your project. A project management tool at your desktop enables you to track the latest updates in your project and notify team members of their new assignments in real time.
Projects as well as other information in CentriQS database can be edited in real time. When something is modified in the database, assigned users get notified almost immediately. A flexible system of subscriptions manages automatic notification dispatch.
Changes can be applied from and circulated to any users who have enough permission. Unauthorized users are denied for database access. Project managers can track the latest updates and team members can view their new assignments in real time.
Project Portfolio Management
One project can’t solve everything in your business. Apparently your company needs to run multiple projects in order to meet its business goals. All of your projects can be combined into a single portfolio or even several portfolios that are strategically easier to manage. Project portfolio management gives you a new look at how your business should function.
CentriQS gives you an ability to create and manage multiple projects running in parallel. You can configure the software so that each project can be managed as a sub-project, and each sub-project consists of multiple tasks and sub-tasks. Priorities, due dates, resource assignment, dependency, schedules, time logs, files, reports, burndown charts, etc. The software provides you a combination of tools for effective project portfolio management. Portfolio data can be displayed on dashboards.
Full Control over Entire Project Lifecycle
Your project has hundreds of components that must be tracked and managed across its lifecycle. And you can’t neglect a detail. Even the tiniest component can break the project. You should be able to control everything in order to make your project successful.
CentriQS features the industry-best project management tool to give you full control over tasks and resources across the entire lifecycle of your project. Each stage of your project is filled up with a series of dependent tasks which can be tracked and measured. Resources are allocated according to your project plan. Events and activities are displayed on the schedule. Actually spent time is logged and available for analysis. Performance data is reported in the analytics view.
Task Prioritization Best Practices
Priority helps turn a project into an ordered sequenced of tasks and sub-tasks where each item comes up according to its importance or/and urgency. Right prioritization tells team members what assignments they must do first and in which order. And project managers use priorities to accommodate their decision making and focus on the most critical issues.
CentriQS features several priority setting tools, including Urgent-Important Matrix, or the ABCD ranking set. You can set A, B, C, or D for a task. The A priority means a task is both important and urgent. The B priority means an important but nor urgent task… The C priority and the D priority refer to as urgent but not important and not important, not urgent accordingly. This prioritization approach enables to manage the top rankings of your project and address task interruptions and distractions.
Report on Project Performance
Project performance reporting lets you analyze how much work has been done to date and whether it meets your expectations. By reporting on performance you can understand what tasks are complete, what issues remain unsolved and what team effort should be applied to ensure on-time and on-budget completion. In CentriQS you can use analytics views to create reports. Pivot tables allow you to report on project performance. You can dig into the details of your project including tasks and team members. Everything can be filtered and sorted. Your report can be printed out as well as exported into popular formats inducing Excel, HTML, PDF.
Intuitive Interface and Optimum User Experience
Most people like to do things tomorrow in a way they did yesterday. In case something gets changed they need to get accommodated to the new circumstances. But changes require time and effort. When you are accustomed to the interface of your project management tool, both your experience and performance get better. For example, CentriQS is as simple and user-friendly as possible. The software features an intuitive main menu to navigate across the entire database in several clicks. Reference fields, links, filters, footers, and floating panels make your user experience optimum.