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Project Manager : Project Manager Aug Sept 2013
www.aipm.com.au Project Manager 41 TOOLS OF THE TRADE Software Project Manager magazine will profile Tools of the Trade for project managers interested in practical PM applications. This section is the third edition in a continuing series that will profile useful PM tools. TOOLS FEATURED IN THIS SECTION ARE NOT ENDORSED BY AIPM. Connexion Systems Amplify Amplify is a software solution that automatically tracks and manages the bene ts of a project. e program is capable of tracking multiple projects at any one time, and integrates the ideas and requirements of all stakeholders into the process. Being role based, the system intuitively provides di erent information to each person, depending on the requirements of the role they are performing. Amplify is valuable not only as a way to measure the bene ts of a project once it's complete, but also as a tool to ensure bene ts stay on track. is is achieved with alarms and escalation if key actions are not being taken or KPIs are not being met. At any point in a project's lifecycle, project managers can identify whether they are on track to achieve the bene ts that were determined or described in the project's business case. Bene ts can be measured in either monetary or non-monetary terms and can be attributed to individual ow ners. Amplify requires no programming skills. Users can create a 'Bene ts Map' simply by answering a series of questions prompted by the program. e visual map o ers a clear and digestible over view of how assumptions, initiatives and bene ts are connected. Amplify is designed for enterprise bene ts realisation and Connexion is currently developing a follow-up edition that will focus on bene t-led portfolio management. W: http://amplify-now.com 7-YM iiDashe iiDashe gives users access to live project data on a mobile phone or tablet device. e software compiles existing customer information and presents it in a succinct for mat, suitable for reporting on project health and status, issues, risks and dependencies, nancial position and resource management. e health of a project is displayed in a particularly user- friendly for mat, using tra c light reporting. Individual project status icons can also be broken down to reveal detailed nancial information about the program and each delivery project. iiDashe is well suited to teams working remotely as it allows users to annotate project messages, draw images, record voice messages on a particular area of the report, and then email the edited data to their team members. ese features encourage open and ongoing communication, which is important to ensure that no problems are missed, or go unresolved. By having access to real- time data, stakeholders can make infor med on-the-spot decisions to ensure the swift delivery of a project. e reporting application has a base tool set that can be customised to meet individual project and business needs. e application eliminates the need for paper- based reports, which are timely to compile and quickly become outdated. In terms of project managers who are new to the industry, the application is a useful lear ning tool and indicant of what a quality report entails. W: http://7-ym.com.au • • • BY HAVING ACCESS TO REAL-TIME DATA, STAKEHOLDERS CAN MAKE INFORMED ON-THE-SPOT DECISIONS TO ENSURE THE SWIFT DELIVERY OF A PROJECT
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