BrightWork is part of the old guard of project management software having first launched its product in 1995. Since then BrightWork, as project management has, grown and matured and now offers a comprehensive project and portfolio solution, built on Microsoft SharePoint.
BrightWork has recognized that project managers are increasingly working on projects in a more collaborative environment, unlike the traditional managerial hierarchies. There is much more emphasis on teamwork and collaboration.
Let’s take a look at how BrightWork solves common project management challenges.
Plan and Manage with Standardized Templates
Many projects fail due to the absence of a standard approach or templates. Far too much time is spent starting projects from scratch which can lead to overlooked items and errors. With BrightWork, you can plan and manage with standardized project management templates. Increase productivity by centralizing all project information into a single, cohesive tool. Pick a template that is suitable for you and your teams’ experience.
Collaborate in a Team-Focussed Site
Competing responsibilities and poor collaboration can make it difficult for teams to succeed. Individuals can be unclear on their goals or who is else is involved and this can lead to them feeling their contributions are unrecognized. By leveraging a team focussed SharePoint site, you can get instant visibility into both project and non-project tasks. Stay connected with the project team and visualize the flow of all project work with Kanban Boards.
Track and Share Progress with Automated reports
Reporting is a major challenge for project managers and can be very time-consuming. Project managers spend too much time on administration, instead of the project itself! With BrightWork you can use automated reports to track and share progress. Quickly create project reports with all project data in one place and in the right format while increasing stakeholder engagement with up-to-date information.
Approve with Scalable Project Request Management
If your organisation does not have a consistent project selection process, you can stretch resources by running too many projects simultaneously. Or, projects that do not align to strategic goals are approved, leading to poor business outcomes. The Project Request Management template in BrightWork gives you a transparent ranking and selection process. Quickly create project reports with all project data in one place and in the right format.
Track with real-time Portfolio dashboards
Cross project reporting can be difficult and inconsistent leaving senior executives with no visibility into the status of projects and portfolios. Often, it’s too late to take action to save a project and minimize the impact on interdependent projects. BrightWork offers real-time portfolio dashboards that give you at-a-glance reports. You can visualize project data with attractive charts and reclaim lost time with fewer meetings.
Allocate with Resource Management
It’s important to know how your resources are spread out across multiple projects to make sure that some people are not over or under-utilised. This can be tricky without a process for resource management. BrightWork allows you to optimize resource allocation to meet project objectives and deliver ROI. Improve your long-term effectiveness by preventing team burnout with more transparency around workloads.
Leverage your existing SharePoint infrastructure
The beauty of BrightWork is that it is built to leverage Microsoft SharePoint and make it work for you. Your IT department won’t need to deploy and manage a new tool. You can also reduce the learning curve and accelerate user adoption with a familiar environment.
Every team, project, and organization is different. Taking a ‘one-size fits all’ approach to project management software is unrealistic. To help you deploy project management in a sustainable way, BrightWork uses the ‘Start-Evolve’ framework. START your journey to project and portfolio management on SharePoint by focusing on your immediate needs. EVOLVE your project management processes on your schedule.