Deskera is Project Management 2.0

Zoli Erdos, of the highly respected Enterprise Irregulars, echoes our sentiments on Project Management 2.0 at CloudAve.

In the 90’s I worked on a number of fairly large scale SAP Projects in a variety of roles, including Project Manager, and supervisor of several other projects. The standard tool was Microsoft Project. It was used for:

  • Planning a Project (initial Scoping)
  • Selling it
  • Periodic reporting to Steering Committee during the actual projects

What’s missing from the above? Well, how about using it to help the actual daily work of project team members?

Project team members did not even have access to MS Project, it only existed in a few copies on the PM and Team Lead’s computers. Information-flow was one-way: feed the beast to be able to occasionally print charts that look impressive (scary) enough which Steering Committee members won’t question.

Okay, I am admittedly sarcastic, but the point is: PM 1.0 was all about planning, reporting and it served Management but did not help actual Project Execution.

My expectation of PM 2.0 would be that it helps all team members involved who can share information, collaborate on it and actually get clues from the system on where they are, where they should be, what their next step is, instead of just feeding the beast.

And that’s exactly what we are trying to do at Deskera. Oh & if you already use Microsoft Project, Deskera is just for you. Deskera lets you work on Microsoft Project files on the web. Really.

Give it a go by signing up for free.

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Deskera is a market leader in smart cloud-based business management solution, trusted by 80,000 users worldwide. With its big data backbone, Deskera offers a much required industry tool that is designed to fulfil the business requirements of a wide range of industries which include manufacturing, trading, distribution, engineering, building and construction. It offers cloud-based software such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Human Resource Management System (HRMS), Project Management (PM) and Learning Management System (LMS). Deskera is recognized by industry experts including Frost & Sullivan, Deloitte, CIO Advisor, and Red Herring for its comprehensive and integrated business software. Head quartered in Singapore, Deskera has multiple offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, India and United States. Deskera products are fully compliant, fully integrated and quick to deploy which makes us the preferred vendor to organizations of all sizes. Our clientele includes names such as Starbucks, Google, Great Eastern, Baker Tilly, Diamond Aviation, Grant Thorton, Sports Fashion and Sushi Tei among many organizations that we cater to.