The Knowledgebase System for Projects
Before setting out on a long journey, smart travelers would work out how they would reach their objective by breaking down the journey into a series of waypoints. During the voyage the traveler would frequently check his progress against these waypoints. As he reached one waypoint he would then begin the next phase of his journey by charting his course towards the next waypoint, until he reached his final objective.
More and more organisations have
discovered the benefits of managing work as projects using the
accepted disciplines of project management methodologies.
However, most organisations have found, to their concern, that
once they start down this track they quickly generate hundreds of
projects, each one clamouring for top priority, allocation of skilled
but scarce resources, and soaking up ever more of the organisation’s
budget. In addition,
projects “collide” with each other because people are unaware of
the full project dependency chain.
Managing all of this can get time consuming and problematic –
especially when you add to this the management problem of keeping
track of how much money has been spent on which business objective
and/or business unit and/or functional area of the organisation.
In addition, if the organisation is managing projects on behalf
of external clients then another level of reporting and record keeping
Project management software is
available, but it is typically designed to manage projects at the task
level with enterprise-level projects oversight being somewhat of an
afterthought generated through some form of semi-automated (or often
manual) amalgamation of identified projects.
was designed and written from the
enterprise management viewpoint. Rather than work from the bottom up – Waypoint®
provides full top-down analysis and
reporting across all projects in the project database allowing
management to analyse actual and estimated expenditure, resource usage
and workload across a multitude of aspects and over as many levels as
the organisation requires.
provides a “supersystem” for the
management of all projects via a central information repository
accessible to everyone concerned with any project – no matter where
they are. Waypoint®, through its table-based design
allows for extensive user configuration so that organisations can
manage, analyse and report upon their projects in the manner which is
most useful to them. With its unique project relationship functionality Waypoint®
allows organisation to understand
the full project dependency chain of projects within the project
database – thus minimising project “collision”.
allows projects to be linked to
business goals and objectives – thus assisting with one of the most
persistent of management issues – the linking of expenditure and
effort to business goals.
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