Project Management

Project managers foremost need project progress and coordination information such as dashboards displaying Gantt charts. However, the dashboards must be able to go beyond core project management data to give a holistic view of all factors that can impact on-time, on-budget delivery.
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Self-Service Project Management Dashboards

Visualization dashboards are the most intuitive ways to understand project information. However, not all dashboards are created equal. InetSoft's web app can easily connect to project management data to create self-service dashboards with rich built-in interactivity and customization.

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Mashup All Project Related Data

For successfully delivery of projects, project managers must utilize all project related data, for example, supply chain and issue tracking system data. These systems are normally scattered. Some third party data may even be in Excel files. InetSoft's data mashup makes data processing a light-weight, business user self-serviceable process with great efficiency.

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Online and Offline Reports

Project managers interact, share and collaborate with many parties. Visualization dashboards works excellently in most cases. Offline distributable reports become essential for many occasions where parties must share a large amount of information. InetSoft's pixel perfect, paginated document report engine is specifically desigend for these cases.

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What KPIs and Metrics Do Project Managers Track?

Project managers track a variety of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics to ensure that projects are on track and meeting their objectives. These metrics help project managers assess progress, identify potential issues, allocate resources effectively, and make informed decisions. Here are some common KPIs and metrics that project managers typically track:

  1. Schedule Performance: This includes metrics such as:
    • Schedule Variance (SV): The difference between the planned schedule and the actual schedule.
    • Schedule Performance Index (SPI): A ratio of earned value to planned value, indicating schedule efficiency.
  2. Cost Performance: Cost-related metrics include:
    • Cost Variance (CV): The difference between the planned cost and the actual cost.
    • Cost Performance Index (CPI): A ratio of earned value to actual cost, indicating cost efficiency.
  3. Scope Management: Metrics related to project scope include:
    • Scope Creep: The increase in project scope without corresponding adjustments in time, budget, or resources.
    • Requirements Stability: The percentage of stable requirements throughout the project lifecycle.
  4. Quality Metrics: These metrics assess the quality of deliverables and processes:
    • Defect Density: The number of defects identified per unit of work or deliverable.
    • Customer Satisfaction: Feedback from stakeholders regarding the quality of deliverables and project processes.
  5. Risk Management: Metrics related to risk include:
    • Risk Exposure: The potential impact and likelihood of identified risks.
    • Risk Response Effectiveness: The success of risk mitigation and response strategies.
  6. Resource Utilization: Metrics related to resource management include:
    • Resource Utilization Rate: The percentage of time resources are actively engaged in project work.
    • Resource Allocation: Ensuring that resources are allocated effectively and efficiently across the project.
  7. Stakeholder Engagement: Metrics related to stakeholder management include:
    • Stakeholder Satisfaction: Feedback from stakeholders regarding their level of satisfaction with project communication and engagement.
    • Stakeholder Influence: Assessing the influence and impact of key stakeholders on project outcomes.
  8. Communication Metrics: These metrics assess the effectiveness of project communication:
    • Communication Frequency: The frequency of project communication activities.
    • Communication Openness: The extent to which project team members feel comfortable expressing concerns and ideas.
  9. Schedule Adherence: Metrics related to meeting deadlines and milestones:
    • On-Time Delivery: The percentage of tasks or deliverables completed on or before the scheduled deadline.
    • Milestone Achievement: Ensuring that project milestones are achieved according to the planned timeline.
  10. Change Management: Metrics related to managing changes within the project:
    • Change Request Volume: The number of change requests submitted and processed.
    • Change Request Approval Rate: The percentage of change requests approved versus those rejected.