"Active Mentoring" Helps Enhance Application Development Project Management
Princeton Softech today announced general availability of Process Director (TM), software designed to make projects controlled and predictable. Process Director substantially improves the process of application delivery through its active mentoring of all members of the development team, helping staff deliver IT applications on time and within budget. Princeton Softech is a wholly owned subsidiary of Computer Horizons Corp. (NASDAQ: CHRZ).
"Many project management tools are little more than online manuals," says Hedley Apperly, senior product marketing manager, Princeton Softech. "Process Director goes far beyond that: it is an active, dynamic part of every application development project. With its browser interface, XML repository and integration with Microsoft Project, Process Director is an active, living part of every development effort - and it enables the IT manager to identify the very best practices and institutionalise them."
Process Director offers a set of pre-packaged and configurable methodologies that support the most widely used approaches to modern application development. In addition, its 'Active Mentoring' facilities take project management to a new level. As projects are pursued, Process Director's XML-based repository is used to track progress, actively train team members in design and development tasks, document results and even point out ways to improve the underlying methodology. Recommended improvements to the methodology can actually be incorporated into the IT organisation's own standards for application development, thus enabling future development teams to benefit from lessons learned on prior projects.
"'Active Mentoring' is like having an application development expert sitting right beside you, providing guidance when needed," said Apperly. "It enables developers to work confidently on a project, knowing that any help they need is available immediately."
Process Director is also compatible with the ISO's Capability Maturity Model (CMM), a standard that many IT organisations seek to implement. But until now, no project management tools were available to support the evolutionary progress of IT groups, through the different levels of CMM. Process Director provides features that support and deliver practical CMM benefits such as:
· CMM level 2; Pre-packaged methodology documentation and active mentoring
· CMM Level 3; Process documentation, configuration and accelerated project
· CMM Level 4; Metrics Capture in the XML process repository
· CMM, Level 5; Process feedback loop to enable methods improvement
Process Director is available immediately. Pricing starts at £15,000 for a 25-user pack.
For additional information please contact:
Senior Regional VP Northern Europe
Princeton Softech, Inc.
Tel: +44 1242 229 700
Mary Brain/Catherine Eyres
Tel: +44 1494 434434
About Princeton Softech
Princeton Softech (www.princetonsoftech.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Computer Horizons Corp., is a software products and services company that delivers leveraging technologies for enterprise-scale eBusiness solutions. Princeton Softech's component-based development tools enable customers to synchronise IT and business objectives while moving at eSpeed through the application lifecycle. The company's eData distribution and management technologies allow organisations to optimise data availability and deploy application data to the point of best business leverage. Over 2,000 of the world's largest companies in more than 30 countries use Princeton Softech's products and services.
Computer Horizons is a strategic e-Business solutions and professional services company that is powering a new breed of rapid growth Internet developers. For more than 30 years, CHC has been a global leader in systems integration, migration and innovation, enabling companies to stay ahead of the technological curve. By leveraging its core business in IT services, CHC is powering its new breed of Internet companies, including eB Solutions, ChimesSmart and Princeton Softech, to enable its Global 1000 customer base to compete in this new digital business environment. CHC helps companies respond to marketplace demands and realise competitive advantages through enterprise e-Business solutions, application development, customised Web development and Web enablement of strategic application portfolios. Specific offerings include e-Business, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), network services, strategic outsourcing and managed resourcing, as well as a best-of-breed selection of software and relational database products. For more information on Computer Horizons, please visit our Web site at http://www.computerhorizons.com
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