Project KickStart Pro 5 ($299) is an easy-to-use project management program for small to medium-sized projects. The software focuses on both planning a project and creating a project schedule for easier management. And, it seamlessly integrates with all Microsoft® Office Applications: Microsoft® Outlook®, Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® Excel®, Microsoft® PowerPoint® and Microsoft® Project.
Your Project KickStart plan appears in the Tasks view of Outlook. The project's name is listed as a "category," and the tasks, due dates and assignments are under the category. Subtasks from Project KickStart will also be shown in Outlook. Optionally, you can list your tasks in Outlook's Calendar.
Project KickStart also imports contacts from Outlook. You don't have to retype the names of people who will be involved with your project. And when the tasks and contacts go into Outlook, Outlook will recognize the contacts, for emailing reminders to them.
In Outlook you can communicate and track project details:
In Word, you will see your Project KickStart plan in a table, with columns for Task Name, Assignments, Start Date, Finish Date, Duration, Notes and Done. Communicate your project details in a variety of text formats:
In Excel you'll see your Project KickStart plan, with columns for Task Name, Assignments, Start Date, Finish Date, Duration, Notes and Done. Communicate and collaborate project details numerically and graphically:
In PowerPoint, you'll see your Project KickStart plan as formatted slide presentation containing project Phases, Tasks, Goals, Obstacles, Resources and a Gantt chart.
In Microsoft Project, you'll see your Project KickStart plan fills-in the Tasks, Resources, Assignments, Dates and Notes. Exporting to Microsoft Project allows you to take advantage of the advanced tracking and scheduling features that large projects often require.
Schedule and track project details:
The other piece of software that helps me go from idea to action is Project KickStart.
This is a quick project management organizer that walks you through step by step developing a new project, assigning phases, tasks, responsibilities, and even lets you print and maintain GANTT charts. I also love the fact that it integrates tasks and calendars with Outlook 2007.
This means that I can do the step by step thing, print out a professional looking project plan to share with board and colleagues, and connect it to reminders / actions / events in Outlook. AND I can:
I also like to print the Project Kickstart GANTT charts out in poster size (taping pages together) so I have a quick visual reminder on my office wall.
All of these things help me keep more or less on top of the 1,001 things I'm responsible for / working with. I'm not naturally anal or detail-oriented. What this system does is helps me:
You don't necessarily need Microsoft Office to use Project KickStart. Many customers use Project KickStart all by itself to develop well thought-out, detailed, plans and schedules. Download the Project KickStart Free Trial now and see for yourself how easy-to-use it really is.
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