- Hierarchical - Projects are structured in a tree with arbitrary depth,
and can be used to organise from businesses and business units down to the smallest sub tasks.
These can be analysed at all levels against financial detail, time utilisation and other metrics.
- Visibility - The user home page gives easy access to all pending
projects segregated by level of involment, whether that be management, sponsorship,
membership or just observation.
- Dynamic Scheduling - Projects are arranged according to priority,
status and any time constraints. The diary is maintained dynamically to reflect the current situation,
and alerts generated where constraints are, or will be broken.
- User Interface - The interface is intentionally lightweight to increase
performance on low power devices, and to reduce cost through minimal network overhead.
- Mobile Friendly - The style of user interface and menu system can be
chosen according to browser type, and individual features turned on or off according to device
capability or preference. This allows the system to be tuned for current or future devices.
A set of examples are defined for common mobile platforms.
- Workflow - Status maps allow project flows to be controlled,
and project details such as hierarchy, ownership, priority to be adjusted.
- Permissions - User permissions are role based, and can be arranged
in a hierarchy for ease of maintenance. Levels can be defined that make it possible to allow
access for contractors, suppliers or customers with appropriate levels of visibility.
- Security - Individual entities such as projects, documents, locations
or customer records can be protectively marked. Clearance levels define which markings can be seen,
typically such things as company confidential, senior management or board level.
Combined with project privacy settings which restrict to participant visibility only,
this provides a very fine grained access control.
- Collaboration - Projects can be assigned to groups or individuals,
with team members at different levels of participation, e.g. Manager, Sponsor, Member, Observer.
Project communication combined with built in document management provides an excellent platform
for collaboration of geographically dispersed project teams.
- Skill Based Team Allocation - Team member selection can be based
on skill set requirements, availability, locality, or a combination of factors.
- Staff Communication - Messages can be scheduled for display on
user home screens at system or locality level. Administrators with appropriate permissions
can view which messages have been read and/or dismissed by individual users.
- Locality - Multiple localities and languages can be created,
with appropriate timezone and presentation formats. The language literals can be redefined
throughout so that terminology can be aligned to suit the business.
- Risk Management - For projects where such controls are appropriate,
formal mechanisms are available for both risk management and change management. These features
require either a Professional or Enterprise level subscription.
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