Project Management is a very competitive domain and in high demand of all industries as companies strive to save more money and optimise efficiency.
Moving forward in 2020 the project management team that can digest information the fastest and make complex problems easier to understand will come out on top. Effective communication between team members is essential and must be conducted without micromanaging team members.
So what can you do as a project manager to stay ahead of the game in 2020
They are many factors to consider like scope, time, quality, and budget but it all boils down to clever resource management and utilising solutions like Blackboard’s WebOffice.
WebOffice allows you to plan, track and manage time-based projects. No more juggling multiple spreadsheets & systems. WebOffice helps teams of any size to streamline time-based projects from start to invoice. Now you can manage your team across projects, schedule resources, track time, manage expenses & invoice customers from one system.
Top features in WebOffice includes:
Assign your employees to specific projects, or phases of projects or even to specific components.
Approval workflow – submit the hours worked, add a comment and the person in charge will approve or reject and ask to modify the hours. The hours can be then locked and billed automatically.
Simple, one-screen planner view for company-wide workload overview with Projects view and People view.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & KANBAN BOARD
You will be able to organize your workload using “Tasks” module based on priority, type, status, assign person. You can use filters to navigate easily through the list. Set a due date, add a description, attachment and so on.
Kanban board will help you to visualize the workflow of the tasks into your company. Use the List view as well to track the tasks Backlog.
Get a global look on the time off available and assigned to each employee. Your employees can use this feature to see when their teammates are away so they know when to plan their vacation.
INVOICING & EXPENSES
Create invoices for the time your company’s employees spent on specific projects with just a few clicks. Keep a detailed list of all the expenses on a project, so that at the end of the month you have a clear view of how lucrative a contract with a specific client is.
See the overall status of your company and highlights of the potential issues through accurate graphics and stats: over-allocated or under-allocated people, accounts receivables, next approved time offs, allocation of hours each day.
Keep the confidentiality of your data, by giving different types of access for your colleagues: administrator, accounting manager, project director, project manager and user. Make project visible only to people who have been allocated on a specific project, restrict project manager access to see project rates and resources costs as well.
WebOffice provides you with a dashboard of custom graphs and exports of all the data that is stored in its database.
When you create clients, projects or people in WebOffice, the corresponding folders are created in the included file management system. Upload files and share them with any other users. The system even supports versioning.
Through reports like Resource Capacity, Forecast, Productivity, and more we give you the full picture of your business so you can make informed and correct decisions.
Improve your Business today!
WebOffice is a robust and scalable resource planning and project management platform with powerful reporting features. The platform is completely customizable and configurable to fit the requirement of any business.