Project Management S-Curves Made Easy
In the world of project management, one of the most important tools that your organization has at its disposal is undoubtedly S-curves.
S-curves are a graphical representation not only of the work that has already been completed in the context of a larger project or goal, but the work that still needs to be done.
The Value of Project Management S-curves and Willmer Limited Project Tracker
You can track your organization’s progress towards completion by finding out exactly where you stand on the S-curve and can make decisions accordingly. One of the major benefits of using a Project Tracker software like Willmer Limited’s is that the vast majority of the steps needed to make project management S-curves are completely eliminated, making the process significantly easier.
The Traditional Process of Creating S-curves
Because most project management software solutions do not natively provide the ability for an organization to create S-curves, the standard process of creation is long and drawn out. Typically, you need to export data to a spreadsheet program and use a solution like Microsoft Excel to plot the necessary curves. You must then import those S-curves back into your project management software for analysis, all of which takes time and draws important resources away from your final goal.
One of the major disadvantages of this type of process is that the data contained in the S-curve that you’re working with is now disconnected from the actual plan that you have in place. Willmer Limited Project Tracker software completely invigorates this process by removing many of these requirements.
The Willmer Limited Solution
For starters, Willmer Limited Project Tracker can natively import existing project information from another project management solution that your organization may be using like Primavera P6, Asta Powerproject, Microsoft Project and more. Once that data has been imported, the project manager can also choose to plot a Gantt Chart under the S-curve, which allows that individual to get a better idea of which activities are causing issues and delaying projects and which steps need to be taken in order to fix them.
The benefits don’t stop there. Once project management S-curves and all relevant project information has been imported, the Project Tracker software can allow users to create graphs for a portfolio of projects, allowing you not only to track the progress of individual teams but of your company as a whole. You can also filter those graphs by certain criteria of your choosing, like material curves, the total number of man hours required to complete a job and more.