Tracking and managing deliverables from various technology vendors is a big challenge in project management that almost every organization faces. The core anxiety that project managers face, is the hurdle of tracking the status of deliverables, responding to vendors claims on time, executing and following processes, inadequate alerting systems etc., and Good project management facilitates to integrate with third-party or vendor neutral solutions by applying the some practices. To overcome these challenges project managers ought to implement an efficient and sophisticated solution and here are some tips that provide some ways and means to such these challenges.
The organization needs to opt for software that can provide automated and customized views, reports and filters, instead of procuring a COTS or a customer off the shelf solution. A solution that doesn’t need any coding, scripting or IT involvement will be best suited for all project management processes.
A solution like an application lifecycle management, enables multiple processes to be followed for various entities.
The solution needs to primarily be user friendly and its configurations should allow users to implement business applications effortlessly. For instance, implementing an application with diverse inter-dependent processes that requires custom fields, views, filters and reports via a simple drag and drop browser based interface that doesn’t require a database schema changes or coding.
Adequate solutions can help reduce an enterprise’s overall organizational uncertainty level and increases productivity can prove beneficial for any enterprise. Such solutions ensure that deliverables need not be tracked manually and it encourages a proactive rather than a reactive mode of tracking deliverables.
There should be zero issues falling through the cracks, therefore the solution you finally opt for should take care of all the housekeeping and overhead tasks and improve the predictability of the deliverables.
The solution should provide enterprises with a detailed audit trail of every change in the processes, therefore a transparent and open system where every person knows where and why a particular process is held up and what can be done to move it.
The solution should improve the efficiency and productivity in processing the deliverables considerably, both in terms of cycle time and the manpower effort for the enterprise.
An optimized solution can bring about overall reduction in errors and omissions due to the workflow tasks were at least 10%. It workflow process automation solution should reduce time required to monitor and supervise other users for enterprises.
Project management facilitates the development groups with the freedom of choosing their own project hierarchy. Applications like ALM Solutions, work to provide exceptional benefits to an organization to implement ALM in the most favorable approach.
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