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Paul Naybour Paul Naybour

Published: 16th August 2013

Call for Papers for 1st IPMA Research Conference in Berlin – November 2013
The first research conference co-organised by the German Project Management Association (GPM), the Swiss Project Management Association (SPM) and the International Project Management Association (IPMA) have issued a Call for Papers for the conference, which is being held in Berlin, Germany on 26-28 November 2013.
The theme of the conference is “Theory Meets Practice in Projects” and researchers and graduate students are invited to submit an abstract before 1 October 2013 of up to 1.000 words . More details are available at gpm-ipma.de.
 
Project Collaboration In the Cloud Now Easier Than Ever
Many organisations use cloud-based document sharing facilities such as Google Drive and DropBox to help manage project documentation across project teams, but different teams still typically use their own preferred project management tools so documents can still be duplicated even in the cloud. But the LiquidPlanner PM solution now integrates with Google Drive and DropBox enabling even easier collaboration in the cloud.
Now when LiquidPlanner users want to add a document to their workspace they are presented with the option to either upload a file from their hard drive or load a file from one of the cloud-based file services.
 
The 5 best project management solutions for August 2013
The independent authority on consumer products and services, reviewauthority.com, has declared their ratings of the 5 top project management services in the consumer products and services industry for the month of August 2013. Each month the best project management software companies are put through a thorough evaluation process in order to determine which software companies produce the best services overall. The process involves an in-depth analysis of best performing project management companies in areas including ease of use, overall performance, customer support, GUI interface, and collaboration. The 5 best project management solutions for August 2013 are:

  1. FastTrack Schedule 10
  2. Microsoft Project Professional 2010
  3. Microsoft Project Standard 2010
  4. Primavera P6 Enterprise
  5. Contactizer

 
New Version of Project Master
Schedule overruns and blown budgets are still regular occurrences in projects and the best people and processes are still prone to failure if they are using outdated tools. It is in this context that Business Performance P/L have released a new version of their project management tool Project Master, which strikes a welcome balance between the overly simple task lists pretending to be project management tools and the complex, overblown and expensive behemoths. Based on Microsoft Excel, Project Master combines a familiar interface with a light footprint. Managing Director, Leslie Allan, said, “Many of the smaller and simpler tools fail to manage project risks, issues and proposed changes. These are critical project management tasks that are often forgotten at the peril of less experienced project managers. Project Master gives project managers the tools to manage these key processes in a straightforward way that doesn’t break the budget.”

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