Project Insight’s cloud based project and portfolio management solution distinguishes itself by offering features that are powerful for more experienced project managers, yet easy for the team to adopt. Here are five reasons why Project Insight might be a good fit for your project team.
1 – You have a mixed team in terms of experience levels
Do you have one or a few project managers that know how to use Microsoft Project or are PMP certified, yet the rest of the team doesn’t know what a Gantt chart is? As project management offices (PMOs) are on the rise, most teams have mixed experience levels, making a high end PPM out of the question. At the same time, low end tools may not offer enough functionality and frustrate the project managers. Project Insight touts itself as a mid-range project solution that is a good fit for these types of organizations and cultures.
2 – Your project managers want intelligent scheduling
Project Insight calls intelligent scheduling the ability to shift project schedules with ease. For example, changing the start date will shift the entire project (unless constraints are present, of course). Modifying the duration of a task will also move the items around. Most low end tools have the concept of task management but not true project management with task dependencies. Project Insight’s scheduling is smart like MS Project, but not overly complicated for a new project manager to learn and use.
3 – Your team members just want a solution that’s easy for them to use
While there are many low end tools that are simple and inexpensive, they are found lacking by project managers. Many high end systems require that users be locked in a training room for two weeks. Project Insight marries the project managers’ need for powerful features with the ease of use for the basic team member. Team members may update tasks, issues or to-dos from the mobile app or dashboard with just a couple of clicks.
4 – Your executives want to be spoon fed their portfolio data
One of the major complaints executives and managers have is that they receive the project information too late in the game. Projects that should have been cancelled months ago, linger on because the information is not in their hands when they need it. At the same time, many project teams know that their C-level executives and other mid-level managers are very busy and need portfolio and project information as readily available as possible.
Project Insight provides the upper echelons with customizable dashboards that satisfy the executives’ needs for real-time data in one view. Project Insight’s team will even help you set these dashboards up as part of your implementation if you wish. Again, providing more ‘hand holding’ if required.
You think, right, I’m going to invest in a project management solution and then my team will not use it! Project Insight offers full consultative services to help with your implementation. If you anticipate challenges from your team and you need more help than a simple off the shelf product gives you, then Project Insight’s services team will assist.
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You can request a customized demo to speak directly with a product specialist. Their consultative approach focuses on your specific needs to show you exactly how Project Insight can benefit your team. PI also offers a self-guided product tour to explore their extensive feature list on your own.