As far as different companies need to handle different kinds of projects (according to their industrial and business specificity) they can use absolutely different project management standards that fit their specific needs. In other words it is completely normal that specialists working, for example, in pharmacy use their special standards and measurements that cannot be applied to projects that belong to construction, mining, aerospace, software development, or any other area which is far enough from producing medicaments. There are several internationally-recognized organizations that own and develop certain universal project management standards and guidelines, such as PRINCE2, PM BoK (Body of Knowledge), International Competence Baseline (ICB), Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS), and some others. When a company’s direction decides on what methodology to choose for their needs, they need to conduct a serious project management standards comparison to know all pros and cons of these standards. Actually a standards list can be very long as besides these widely-implemented practices there are lots of other different proprietary or free project management methodologies, and lots of companies elaborate their own project management standards based on the best industrial practices.
VIP Task Manager is a program which can provide assistance according to selected standards as it can be used by project planners and trackers for analyzing progress over the working plans in order to identify their evolution or defections in terms of time, costs, etc.
For effective managing your project – do the following:
- start your project management software;
- organize your project on the Task Tree view to fit the selected PM standards;
- plan and schedule your tasks in terms of their time, costs, etc;
- assign tasks to employees and track their performance;
- analyze results to know if your work meets the plan;