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Do online project management solutions help our practices?. Sandra Glick Stuart Gamm CriticalEdge Group, Inc. Goals for this session. Provide an example of how one VAR organization is solving their project management challenges

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Do online project management solutions help our practices

Do online project management solutions help our practices?

Sandra Glick

Stuart Gamm

CriticalEdge Group, Inc.


Goals for this session

Goals for this session

  • Provide an example of how one VAR organization is solving their project management challenges

  • To enable the attendees to share ideas of tools that have helped to improve their project management in their organizations


Do online project management solutions help our practices

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Do online project management solutions help our practices

Poll

  • What project management tools are you using right now?

  • What is working?

  • What is not working?


Our problem

Our Problem

  • Tools Used:

    • MS Project

    • Excel

    • Excel/SharePoint

  • Issues:

    • Communicating due dates and assignments

      • To Staff

      • To Customers

      • To Partners

    • Updates to the plans


What we needed

What we needed

  • Easy to use

  • Collaboration

  • Automatic assignment of tasks to team members

  • Improved project management

  • Outlook integration


Products available

Products Available

  • Products Researched

    • Wrike

    • Smartsheet

  • Other products available on market

    • Too many to list


Determine what you need and would like

Determine what you need and “would like”


How to find the right program

How to find the right program

  • http://project-management-software.findthebest.com/saved_search/Top-Online-Project-Management

  • Use search engines for online project management

  • Recommendations

    • A business partner recommended WRIKE as easy to use and “fun”


Why we selected wrike

Why we selected WRIKE

  • Highly recommended by similar type organization

  • Looked easy to use

  • Had basic functionality that we needed

  • Was a good first step – maybe not a permanent solution


Features we liked

Features we liked

  • Microsoft type interface (Folders)

  • Collaboration with our customers

  • Activity stream

  • Gant Chart

  • Imports/Exports

  • Outlook email integration – requirement for us

  • Fast implementation


Wrike demo

WRIKE DEMO

  • Dashboard

  • Folders

  • Users

  • Imports

  • Assignment of tasks

  • Updates to tasks and projects

  • Gant Chart

  • Reporting


Thank you for attending

Thank you for attending

  • My contact information:

    Sandra Glick

    CriticalEdge Group, Inc.

    [email protected]


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