Productivity increases feature in version update
London – 18th November 2002: PlanView, the world leader in integrated resource, project and service management software, has updated Version 7.2 of its enterprise web software to include Project Models designed to improve work performance and resource productivity.
The PlanView Project Models define guidelines for project lifecycles, associated content, project collaboration, project budgets, and the project work breakdown structure and associated resource skills.
These guidelines and templates are associated with the project when it is requested and immediately prompt project team members to fulfill their duties on project lifecycle roles, including direct access to documents and forms needing their attention. A PlanView project collaboration portal is initialised and made available to all interested parties — including guests.
This expert guidance for managers and their team members encourages organisational consistency by modeling the project lifecycle and automatically notifying team members when they need to take an action. The project team is also made more productive by providing them the tools to carry out their tasks in real-time. Document templates are embedded in the lifecycle to show each team member exactly what is expected of them, including check in/check out, version control and a full access audit trail.
“Many project managers grow into their jobs with little or no formal project management training," stated PlanView founder and CEO, Patrick Durbin. "Over the years organisations have implemented project processes defining how they select work, budget and manage it, but it is hard for each manager to be an expert in all that makes up project processes. PlanView Project Models provide those processes, enabling managers to deliver the best possible results."
Mr Durbin listed investment analysis, budgeting, scheduling, resource assignments, risk management, and change management as just a few of the process areas in which PlanView's Project Models offer on-line mentoring.
PlanView is currently shipping with eleven standard Project Models for Information Technology projects, Product Development projects and one built to support the Microsoft Project scheduler. Organisations can use the standard PlanView Project Models, customize them or add their own Project Models.
PlanView Project Models leverage the functionalities introduced early in 2002 with the general availability of Version 7.2 including the innovative Portfolio Management feature, which provides new analytics and opportunity analysis features fully integrated with PlanView’s performance measurement to support investment decision-making.
PlanView Web Software is unique in that it allows an organisation to manage its work based on the availability and skills of its people, both present and projected, including contractors and other outsourced staff. Founded in 1989, PlanView Inc. is the world leader in integrated project, service and resource management software and services to Global 3000 organisations. Allianz, Allied Irish Bank, Baltimore Life, BancTec, Discover Financials, Katun Corp., National City Insurance, Pfizer, Reuters, Wausau Benefits, Zurich North America, and others make up the over 325 clients who have licensed more than 200,000 copies of PlanView software. The company has headquarters in Austin, Texas, with field offices across the US, in Germany, the UK, Italy, Benelux and France. PlanView is privately held, financially conservative, and has enjoyed nine straight years of profitability and increasing revenue.
PlanView (UK) Ltd has its headquarters in Reading, Berkshire and operates throughout the UK and Ireland. Visit http://www.planview.com for more information or PlanView’s portal site at http://www.myplanview.com
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