What is the best Project Management Software solution?
No two organizations are exactly the same, they differ based on size, structure, processes and personality. Similarly, there is no "one size fits all" project management software solution. While there are many PPM options, we find that many of our customers choose Microsoft's platform because it offers them the most choices, the shortest learning curve, and the most flexibility.
Our years of experience working with companies of all sizes and disciplines combined with our extensive knowledge of Microsoft project management software and the Microsoft platform means you have the best of both on your side. If an out-of-the-box solution fits your needs, that's great! If it needs some adjustments, we can customize your system to work effectively and efficiently for your unique needs.
When it comes to Microsoft Project and QuantumPM, we work better together.
Top 3 things you need to do to simplify Project Management – It’s not all about the tools.
Are things spinning out of control in your work place? Is there so much going on you don’t know how to focus your team to move a project forward? I’ve found that having the latest and greatest project management tool isn’t the key to making you or your project successful. You need to understand how to simplify project management and you need to have the right soft skills to connect with your team.
Depending on what you need and when you need it, we can help you:
- Implement just the basics - A dashboard that shows your approved projects and resources
- Implement a full life cycle for PMO oversight from initial proposal and prioritization of project work through project execution
- Set up Resource Management
- Set up Team Collaboration and Time Tracking
- Customized reports and more
Why we like Microsoft Project Management Software
Microsoft's Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution is built on the SharePoint platform and is flexible so that you can start with a simple solution and build upon it as your organization requires. The really good news is that when you decide to take advantage of additional capabilities, such as Portfolio Analysis, extended reporting or Workflow, you don't need to add more modules because everything is included in the software product. Turn on what you need when you need it.
Gartner’s Magic Quadrant® places Microsoft Project Server firmly in the leader’s quadrant as well as receiving the highest rating among all PPM vendors for its overall value
Success is More Than Just Project Management Software
It takes the right partner to understand your unique PPM challenges and the right level of experience to customize the solution. To implement/migrate Microsoft PPM, we follow a standard process that is flexible based on the solution and business problems you need to solve.
Typical Implementation Steps:
- Pre-implementation/migration assessment and recommendations
- Technical architecture review
- Installation and validation of software
- Implementation and configuration that matches your business terminology, structure, and processes
- Pilot deployment for a small set of users to validate the configuration
- Training for administrators, project managers, team members, and executives
- Roll-out of the solution to the complete user base.
Sample PPM Configuration Deliverables:
- Security model that provides the right level of access for each role in your team
- Workflows, templates, and reports using out-of-the-box or custom capabilities
- Recommended business best practices
- Role-based workshops to ensure easy adoption by the users
- Generation of a configuration settings report
If you're ready to migrate your current Project Portfolio Management platform or want to start fresh with Project Server, we can show you how this powerful project management software solution can work for you!
At QuantumPM, we are Microsoft Project experts with over 18 years of experience in project management consulting and implementing Microsoft PPM for our clients. Let us help you make the most out of your investment in Microsoft software. We're here to help!