89% of project managers need to include external suppliers but only
37% consider secure access an important issue!
London, March 21 2001 - A straw poll of attendees to ProjectWorld 2001 by
Projectplace has highlighted security as a possible area of concern for
today's project managers. Of those surveyed 89% revealed they need to
liaise with external suppliers, but only 37% felt secure access was
important. The survey also revealed that despite today's digitally aware
businesses more the 66% of those asked admitted they still rely on
face-to-face meetings to stay abreast of project activities.
"With nearly 90% of respondents needing to involve external organisations
a project, there is a clear need for project members to be confident that
access is controlled and limited to authorised people," said Dak
Liyanearachchi, managing director. "Project managers must look at project
management tools that offer the appropriate levels of security, or place
their projects at risk."
He continued, "I am also surprised at the high number of face-to-face
meetings that seem to occur. However, our recent take-up figures indicate
that project managers are beginning to turn to online project
services such as Projectplace to save time and increase efficiency."
Other results revealed that 82% already use a project management tool and
that e-mail is currently the most popular way of keeping in touch with
developments with a massive 87% using it - although many cited e-mail
overload as a problem. 47% of projects involve more than 16 team members.
For other results see below.
Projectplace is a fast-growing ASP founded in Sweden in 1998. The business
idea is to develop and operate specialised web services that enable people
involved in projects to collaborate and communicate efficiently and
effectively. A Projectplace is a secure area on the Internet with numerous
services and features for project collaboration and document management
gathered in one place. It only takes a minute to set up a functional
projectplace, and this is available 24/7 to project members. Projectplace
has more than 55,000 users in 25 countries.
For more information visit: http://www.projectplace.co.uk
Dak Liyanearachchi, Projectplace Ltd
+44 (0) 207 726 7016
Chris Netto/Nicola Alvey,
+44 1628 400900
Do you use a project management tool?
Yes - 82.1%
No - 17.9%
Are project members geographically dispersed?
Yes - 72.1%
No - 26.4%
No answer - 1.4%
Do you have a need to include external suppliers or third parties in your
Yes - 89.3%
No - 10.7%
Which of the following features are most helpful/important for a project
Version control - 37.1%
Secure access - 37.1%
Discussion forum - 20%
Remote Access - 38.6%
Activity update - 20%
Easy-to-use - 72.1%
How many members are involved in your average project?
1-5 - 15%
6-10 - 21.4%
11-15 - 16.4%
16+ - 47.1%
During a typical year how many projects are you involved in?
1-5 - 32.1%
6-10 - 20.7%
11-15 - 10%
16+ - 37.1%
How do keep your project team up to date and informed?
Phone - 49.3%
E-mail - 87.1%
Fax - 17.9%
Regular meetings - 66.4%
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