While selecting appropriate software packages is important, it is more critical to successfully implement these packages. This section discusses the differences between project management software, process management software, and time accounting software, and then examines various methods for implementing these packages. It also discusses the benefits and drawbacks of each approach, and outlines a process for successful implementation.
Although there are various software tools on the market today to help project managers manage their projects, having these tools does not a project manager make. Project managers must still perform the nine basic competencies of project management set forth by the Project Management Institute, an international project management professional association. Still, having these packages certainly can make performing these functions less arduous.
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What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.