Increase Communication & Collaboration

A hallmark of successful and efficient project management is timely and accurate communication. Project KickStart provides real-time reports and information to keep you and your team informed. Choose reports for each phase of your project: including project planning, project management, and advanced Gantt chart reports to keep you informed of the latest project assignments, status, schedule and more. If your reporting or analysis needs can be better served by another software application that you use, we provide exports to the following: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Microsoft Project, ACT!, MindManager, and WBS Chart.

Dashboard Reports (new)

As a busy professional, you know that staying on top of your projects to make them successful is job one. With Project KickStart's dashboard reports, it's easy to stay up to date and keep all your coworkers on the same page.

  • What's Due Today?—Use this report daily and you'll keep on top like never before. Easily see tasks that are starting or ending today, along with % complete and cost on a line item and total basis.
  • What's Due Next Week?—use Print this out for your team meetings or for yourself every Friday to review what tasks need to get done to keep the project on time and within budget.
  • What's Due Next Month?—You, your manager, or other team members need to also look at the big picture to help keep your project running smoothly. Look no further than this report to help get all your ducks in a row for every project.

Project Planning Reports, Goals & More

  • Phases—describe how your project breaks down into major activities. Phase examples include: Beginning Phase, Scoping Phase, Research Phase, Approval Phase, Design Phase, Training Phase, Maintenance Phase, etc.
  • Goals—will represent what you are trying to accomplish with your project. Goals can vary according to the project, the phase of the project, and many other factors. Some typical goals revolve around time, revenue, quality, staffing, growth, product or service launch, technology, maintenance, or training.
  • People—list the individuals or groups who might provide resources or support to your project. People can be easily imported from Outlook and Act!.
  • Obstacles—obstacles and issues are an inevitable part of projects. If you can foresee the challenges, you can plan for them and, likely, overcome them. Obstacles, like goals, will obviously vary from project to project.

Project Status & Assignments

  • Individual Assignments—Project KickStart makes it easy to manage your ongoing project with individual assignments for clear accountability and efficient use of time.
  • Task Reports—as a project lead, manager, or stakeholder you will want to see the overall tasks at some point during the project. These reports make it easy to get perspective, give input, and keep tabs on project tasks.

Advanced Project Management Reports

Gantt Charts—a powerful chart that displays the entire project, all tasks, timelines, phases, etc. Many people use this chart as a daily touchstone for:

  • Overall project status and timeline
  • To see the tasks that need to be done today or in the coming days
  • To view dependencies between tasks
  • To view milestones

    Gantt Example

     

Gantt Chart Reports to Communicate the Schedule

  • Wall Chart—prints the Gantt chart information spread across many pages, which you can tape together to make a wall chart. Good for a birds' eye view.
  • Fit to Page—reduces the size of the entire Gantt chart so it fits on one page, if possible.
  • Standard—lists the task columns on each page of the report, which is useful for handouts to team members.

Collaborate & Communicate with Colleagues

  • Email—easily collaborate with colleagues by emailing reports to them.
  • Save—save off reports as an ongoing practice to preserve state of project for a certain point in time.
  • Print—convenient for viewing larger projects, printing assignments or to use in a project status meeting.

 

 

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