As it relates to a Project Management Information (PMIS), amazing experiences may mean different things to different people. One core theme we have heard repeatedly, is that to be amazing, a project management solution must provide value to all stakeholders.
There are many types of stakeholders for a PMIS, but we find there are 3 core roles. These have common value points they seek:
Executives are most interested in information that helps them make better decisions. Project transparency that is surfaced via dashboards, reports, and other data analysis tools allows for better project outcomes.
For this level of management, the ability to visualize problems before or as they are happening is critical. Whether it’s schedule, budget, cost, risks, or other dimensions of project management, near real time information anywhere, on any device, is paramount.
Project Managers want to have all the information in one place to manage their project data and resources more effectively.
Managing data in multiple sources such as individual project plans, excel, shared drives/SharePoint, email, etc. by multiple people can be inefficient at best and downright impossible at worst.
A single source of truth for all PM information is vital.
Team Members are the folks are the ones doing the actual project work. They need tools that create the least disruption of this work. Ease of use by the team members is a key factor to sustainable adoption.
Bringing data together into a single, easy to use, purpose built system with relevant information available at a click can create an Amazing Project Management solution for all!