Many Project Managers are faced with the task of keeping track of their projects for a number of purposes: timescales, budget, customer relations and ultimately reporting back to the management. Usually each aspect is reported in different ways and in different systems – this leads to the project manager having to consolidate information to gain a meaningful overview of their project statuses.
Our experience has highlighted three main business issues that a project manager faces:
1. What is my project progress?
2. Viewing progress in terms of actual costs versus budget
3. Viewing and planning resource availability