|Project Centre: a project management application
Managers of today must operate in a multi-dimensional corporate structure, managing multiple projects simultaneously and yet having full control over what is happening in the company.
Consequently, they require precise information on what is taking place in a given rear over periods of time.
On one hand, they must know who is performing a task, on the other they need to know what resources have been used in what extend and what can still be made use of.
These needs are challenged by the application we provide called Project Centre.
Tightly related with Microsoft Project, the application allows to visualise projects and tasks on Gantt’s charts, resource utilisation charts, calendars, etc. Od współczesnego managera wymaga się umiejętności poruszania się w wielowymiarowej strukturze firmy, zarządzania wieloma projektami na raz oraz pełnej kontroli tego wszystkiego, co się dzieje w firmie.
Osoby takie potrzebują więc precyzyjnych informacji o tym, co się dzieje w danym temacie w przekroju czasu.
The Project Centre application supports project implementation processes run by a company. Projects controlled using this application can be split into phases, each of them consisting of tasks performed by particular team members.
The application allows also to define resources and assign them to particular projects.
Hence the application provides tangible benefits for the company by:
improving and quickening project proceedings, ensuring timeliness per schedule,
allowing document storing in digital form eliminating paper documentation,
providing adequate data protection for all documents,
enabling comfortable project management by visualising data in Microsoft Project.
strategic management control over all projects (synthetic project status assessment, risk and schedule variation reports),
supporting project management for project managers (planning, resource allocation, schedule definition and updating, cost allocation, progress tracking),
managing project documentation (access to detailed project information, change history, knowledge database, enclosing documents /attachments, templates/, structuring, topic searching),
inter-user information exchange system (team work, integration with MS Outlook and calendar, system access management, creating reports),
visualising data in a comfortable and proven application of Microsoft Project (Gantt’s chart and other), or Microsoft Visio,
possible data exchange with rational databases RDBM or ERP,
possible integration with facsimile and Lexmark devices (documents scanned directly to database),
integration with office applications (Microsoft Office, Lotus SmartSuite) using COM technology,
graphical information reporting (Microsoft Excel),
operated via Lotus Notes client or WEB.
This application is integrated with Lotus Notes and / or MS Outlook user mailbox enabling task performance control using mailbox or the application.
Tasks are distributed to mailbox in form of specifically designed documents which upon registration in mailbox, are recorded to user’s calendar and tasks section of the mailbox. The application has its own configuration document allowing to parameterise most of the application functionality.
The application also allows to present data on time charts or Gantt’s charts using external applications such as MS Visio or MS Project.
SYSTEM AND HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS: consistent with requirements of Lotus Notes/Domino R5.02b release or higher, operation enabled using a web browser, cooperation with MS Project.