Project Management 101

Written by Robert Flanglin

Project management is a very important business concept because it is in place to ensure that projects are completed in a timely fashion as well as torepparttar best ofrepparttar 145565 company’s ability. Project Management is basicallyrepparttar 145566 discipline of making goals and reaching those goals. Usually,repparttar 145567 entire scope of project management is taken care of by an individual project manager.

Definition of a Project

A project can be several things. Generally projects involve engineering orrepparttar 145568 construction of a product, but they do not always have to. A project isrepparttar 145569 way through which one will achieve a result. Quite simply, a project is a task and atrepparttar 145570 completion ofrepparttar 145571 project isrepparttar 145572 result.

Two Approaches to Projects

There are two approaches to projects and project management. The traditional approach seesrepparttar 145573 project as a process. There is a beginning, an end, and everything in-between. The non-traditional approach, calledrepparttar 145574 agile software development approach whererepparttar 145575 project is viewed as relatively small tasks. One approach is to viewrepparttar 145576 entire project (traditional) andrepparttar 145577 other approach is to view each individual step as a small task (agile software development).

Project Management History

Project management ideas have been around for quite sometime, but it was not isolated until afterrepparttar 145578 Sputnik crisis ofrepparttar 145579 cold war. Project management arose becauserepparttar 145580 United States Department of Defense needed to develop their military faster and more efficiently. In order to do this,repparttar 145581 Department of Defense inventedrepparttar 145582 Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT). Atrepparttar 145583 exact same time,repparttar 145584 DuPont Corporation invented something similar calledrepparttar 145585 critical path method (CPM). These wererepparttar 145586 foundations of modern project management.

Collaboration Software: Index of Collaboration Software Technologies

Written by Joe Miller

Collaboration Software

Collaboration Software, also known as group collaboration software or groupware, is software which allows cooperation on a business document between multiple parties on multiple computers. Collaboration software also allowsrepparttar integration and merging of document changes and versions on a business document.

There are two types of collaboration software: IT centered and low IT involvement. IT-centered collaboration software, like many document and content management platforms, requires new IT infrastructure, training, maintenance and support. Low IT involved collaboration software communicates collaborative information to all parties involved usingrepparttar 145564 existing IT infrastructure and with little or no training and maintenance, making open collaborative software more diverse and less expensive. This type of collaboration software also managesrepparttar 145565 ad hoc processes of business collaboration, assisting businesses even whenrepparttar 145566 workload and deadlines create a hectic and disorganized schedule.

This article presents an index of collaboration software technologies to assist businesses in finding collaboration software that works for them. Any given internet search on “groupware” or “collaboration software” will yield millions of results. Knowing what technologies to look for will help whittle downrepparttar 145567 results to a groupware that worksrepparttar 145568 way businesses work.

Digital Thread Technology literally threads together multiple drafts of a document by placing a tag inrepparttar 145569 metadata ofrepparttar 145570 document. Each timerepparttar 145571 document is edited or changed,repparttar 145572 changes are tracked. When it comes time to merge versions ofrepparttar 145573 document intorepparttar 145574 final draft, each version will be accounted for. In addition, those who work onrepparttar 145575 document will know what changes were made, when they were made, and where and by whomrepparttar 145576 drafts were saved.

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