Although project management systems have been evolving from mainframe-based, big-iron programs into microcomputer-based, GUI (graphical user interface) programs, they are still in their infancy for enhancing fundamental functions. The fundamental functions and new features that these current project management systems lack include:

■ Historical project databases

■ Knowledge-based methodologies

■ Multimedia-enabling capabilities

■ Flexible navigation mechanisms

The significance of these shortcomings is that, without these features, systems are insufficient to facilitate project management automation from the planning phase to the controlling and executing phase. Consequently, the attitude toward a project stays the same: instead of using project management systems, many project managers continue to employ paper and pencil as the principal tools; therefore, project management remains mainly a manual process.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

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.

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