Project Management Software Reviews, Tips, & Tutorials

PM Tool Needs for Building and Construction Firms

Construction projects are very complex in terms of coordination of people, equipment, and materials – and doing so within a budget, timeline, and quality constraints. The best PM tools for managing construction projects and portfolios of construction projects within a construction company need to emphasize communication and collaboration. The nature of construction is that it is planned in an office and executed in the field – so coordinating across those venues is the challenge.

PM Tool Needs for Professional Services Firms

Professional services firms have a three-pronged operational challenge: keeping time & billing under control, managing projects, and having the supporting accounting. The focus of this article is on how professional services firms achieve this, with project management at the center of the operations and the other two as supporting, administrative functions. This article looks at how PM tools specific to the professional services industry need to support these operational functions.  This is the second part of a series of four articles on “PM Software by Industry”, where we explore the variation in needs and implementations of project management software solutions based on industry.

PM Tool Needs for Digital Marketing and Creative Firms

In the digital marketing and creative field, professionals tend to be very visual, and the work is typically relatively short task-oriented, the workflow involves numerous team members to get something done, and there is a premium on personal focus and productivity. Let’s take a look at how these and other key needs are handled by project management tools or software that supports companies in the digital marketing and creative industry.  This is the first part of a series of four articles on “PM Software by Industry”, where we explore the variation in needs and implementations of project management software solutions based on industry.