Project management products is a class of software including a great variety of different programs that can be used for project scoping, planning, scheduling, sharing, controlling and reporting. As far as this area of software development is very popular today (due to universality and popularity of its products), a lot of programmers had tried their luck in project management product development as this industry promises a stable income, but actually not many of them were really successful with the endeavor. PM product’s life cycle and development obey & employ the same rules and methods as any other program, but even experienced programmers can come into troubles when they need to design effective set of functionally which would satisfy the most sophisticated clients (as far “low segment” of products, which offers just basic capabilities is really overcrowded, while in order to raise over the crowd you need to offer something really outstanding). Even through developers aspiring to create project management products are able to collect customer feedbacks, possess great ideas, design a great functionality and create some particular modules, they need great investments of time and money to develop and produce such a tool. Good example of successful SME products is represented below in the following project management product description:
VIP Task Manager is a PM product for SME, and it can be used by project managers for planning and controlling 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;
- plan and schedule your project tasks in terms of their time, costs, etc;
- assign tasks to employees and track their performance;
- analyze results via using Filters, Footers, Custom Fields to know if your project meets the plan;