Modern day project management has become virtually unimaginable without the plethora of scheduling softwares and time management tools we use to get things done. Methods, processes and the whole way we go about project management has come a long way since paper-based Gantt charts: nowadays we rely heavily on desktop or mobile applications and have gotten used to the flexibility they offer. But what are the specific features through which these tools and applications make project management easier, and how exactly can we adapt them to the specific needs of large, as well as small organizations? Read more »
From very first days of February Ganttic LLC is operating from new premises. Read more »
Of the three key project success determiners (budget, schedule, and customer satisfaction), the project budget can often be the most difficult one to achieve success on. Sure, it seems like it should be easy, but if something goes awry and you need extra bodies on the project to stay on track, your schedule may stay unscathed while your project budget spirals out of control due to the extra, expensive project resource charges. Read more »
Hundreds of users benefit from Ganttics easy drag&drop task management. Now we have added a feature which makes task entry and later editing even faster. Read more »
It’s estimated that, by 2013, more than 11 million people will use their smartphones and tablets to manage their business assets remotely. Specifically, they’ll use some kind of special mobile resource management app. Here's why you should join them... Read more »
You've worked for months...maybe even a year or two or three...and you've reached that defining moment. Launch time. Or deployment, or implementation, or customer handoff or whatever you are calling it. The bottom line is, you think you're done with the project and you're ready to deliver and move on. Read more »
Nobody likes an emergency situation. Whether you’re dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane, tornado, fire, flood, or some other major disaster, you’ve got to be able to kick your resource management plans into high-gear. But why is resource management so crucial during these emergency periods? Read more »
OK, so you’ve figured out that resource management is important. But why is Ganttic’s software the right solution for your resource management responsibilities? Because when you work with Ganttic, you: Read more »
Managing a successful project means doing a whole lot more than coming up with a good plan and making sure the work gets done on time. Instead, if you really want to be a successful project manager, you’ve got to avoid these 3 pitfalls at all costs... Read more »
A few years ago I was consulting for an engineering firm in
the entertainment industry.
They create mechanical devices for use in movies, theme parks, broadway
shows and many shows on the Las Vegas strip that rotate globes, drop
superheroes from dizzying heights, and provide the audience with a seamless
entertainment experience never realizing the amount have high-tech engineering
and equipment that went in to putting on the spectacle they were viewing. Read more »
The end result of your project is only as good as the planning that goes into it. That’s why any organization can benefit from these 3 resource planning tips: Read more »
Even though you don’t like to think of the worst-case scenario, you have to. After all, the way you respond to emergencies that affect your company can have long-lasting effects! Read more »
In Part 1, I identified what I considered to be 9 common mistakes that project managers and team members often make when estimating work on the projects they are leading or working on. Read more »
Unfortunately, all non-profit organizations lack two very
important things -- money and time. You
don't have the money to hire extra people, to foot the bills when things go
past the scheduled completed date, or to deal with surprises. You also don't have time to waste. After all, the more time you lose, the less
good you can do!
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Estimating isn’t an exact science, that’s for sure. And just like the football quarterback who can read defenses quickly – you either have it or you don’t. You can fake it till you make it often, but it can be painful getting there and you may lose a project or two along the way. Read more »
When you're in the business world, you hear all kinds of
fancy terms getting thrown around. However,
"resource management" isn't just something that entrepreneurial-types
say to make themselves sound smart at cocktail parties. This term actually has a big impact on how
your business functions and whether or not it succeeds.
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A potential project customer comes to your organization with an implementation need. Your account manager works through the process of documenting some requirements, working up an estimate, puts together a generic resource plan, prepares a final proposal and price and then finalizes the contract. And usually this all happens before the project manager even gets involved – unfortunately. Read more »
Resource scheduling can work with any kind of project
-- whether you're building a giant commercial retail complex or planning a small awards banquet. Read more »
The best-laid plans might not actually BE the best plans when you take them into the trenches. As your project moves along, you've got to assess your plans and make sure they don't need any tweaking. Read more »
You're probably aware of the biggest project management problems -- going over budget, missing your deadline, or a finished product that falls short of expectations. But here are three less-obvious problems that can cast just as much doom and gloom on your company projects. Read more »
Some of us are visual by nature and some of us need to hear things in order to really retain information. However, in the world of project management, visual usually wins out. Charts, graphs, reports, percentages, and presentation slides abound everywhere you look and every meeting you attend. And status reporting and meetings…. Well, there are resource usage reports that highlight areas where your resources are overextended. Read more »
Visual planning software is easy to set up
on your entire
network, so all of your employees will know exactly what's going on.
More importantly, they'll be able to see that you're looking out for
them -- both in terms of time and responsibilities... Read more »
Being able to see the big picture (your resources, projects, team, etc) with the touch of a button… It doesn't get any more practical than that for your business... Read more »
Managing your employees means doing a whole lot more than just hiring people and writing them a paycheck every couple of weeks.
If you want to be an effective manager, you have to be able to motivate people. You have to have compassion. You have to understand that your employees aren't robots. They have families, hobbies, and needs that you have to think about. Read more »
… It sounds so fancy. But, honestly, it's a simple concept to understand
-- and it's absolutely vital for your business. Read more »
When everyone can see exactly what's going on in any project, everyone feels like they're an important part of the project management process. And in the end, it makes for a more productive project and a more pleasant place to work! Read more »
Poor resource management takes more time and money away from your projects than you might think... Read more »
You’re cruising along with your own plate full of projects or perhaps one very visible, mission-critical project and you’ve got about as much as you can handle. Sounds familiar, right? Now picture this – your PMO director or someone in your organization’s executive management comes to you and says they need you to take over project ‘x’ next week. Why? What do you do? What did you do to deserve this!? Lots of questions probably go through your mind. Read more »
You wouldn't head out on a family vacation without some idea of where you were going, what you were going to do when you got there, and how long you were going to stay, right?
Then why would you try to run your business without answering any of those questions?! Read more »
One and half years ago, Ganttic exited the beta stage and introduced resource based pricing. Since our approach to planning and scheduling is very unique, we thought our pricing model should also be unique. Purchasing just as many resources as you needed (like buying apples from the market, etc.) seemed like a good idea, and we did get some positive feedback on our resource based pricing. Read more »
Let's make it really short: resource management
is the process of using a organizations resources in the most efficient way possible. Read more »
This is a guest post from Brad Egeland - IT/PM & Business Strategy Consultant & professional PM & Technology author ( www.bradegeland.com )
Simple project scheduling is helping to succeed with PM and your everyday business processes. Read more »
Are you ready to make 2012 your best year yet?...
Working smarter (and more profitably) requires better planning and scheduling of the most valuable elements of your business: Resources Read more »
Just in the last days of 2011 we released a new version of Ganttic. Besides a number of bug fixes some new features were added. Read more »
Have you been trying to replace this old paper wallchart or whiteboard in your organization? It is a hard decision as everybody's used to the old system and its shortcomings. Scheduling on paper or whiteboard is easy, but life always makes its corrections and any plan or timetable needs rescheduling. Read more »
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Why should you care and learn about it? Everyone understands importance of planning. For planning your personal stuff there are wide variety of tools available: Outlook calendar, paper calendars, bunch of web based calendar apps. All work well for personal planning.
This is a guest post from Brad Egeland - IT/PM & Business Strategy Consultant & professional PM & Technology author. Read more about him at www.bradegeland.com Read more »
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|Our main goal in Ganttics development has been the simplicity of application. New features we implement should not clutter the graphical
interface. That is why most of our users do not even know that last
Tuesday we quietly launched a one of the most asked feature - worktime
and resource utilization calculations.|
When we created our pricing system we thought that we'll offer to our customers a perfect scheme where they can by software by parts they need. Recently we did a customer survey to find out how our users are feeling about it. And we found out that lots of them found it to be confusing. So we got it wrong and had to make some changes. Here's what we came up with. Read more »
Most of project management software packages are made to ease our lives. Sometimes they don't. Why? Because you are using them for a wrong job.
Ganttic can be a handy alternative. Read more to find out why.
If you are interested in our software, you might also be interested in pursuing a project management degree at an online university. Read more »
Benefits of web based applications are known for most software buyers: nothing to install and maintain, automatic upgrades, instant access from any computer etc.
Installing a webapp onto your corporate servers adds more. Read more »
Ganttic is good for scheduling many kinds of resources like people, facilities, vehicles, jobs, equipment and projects. We're struggling here to find a good definition what Ganttic really is. One is sure - Ganttic is hell of a good RESOURCE CALENDAR.
Why sould anyone need a resource calendar? Read more »
managing partner mr. Diogo Romão : We have been using Ganttic at Monday for project and resource planning and we are very pleased with it! Nice interface and simple functionality gives us the ability to quickly have an overview of what’s coming, predict constraints and manage production pipeline. By using it, we have been able to make our weekly planning meetings much more effective. We can now focus mainly on double-checking projects and resources, since all the planning is made in advance and continuously. Read more »
One of the most requested feature has been possibility to choose between US and european time formats. Well, now you can. You'll find it under Settings menu. Version 3.11 brings you also improved snap. Read more »
12 of January we launched the revamped Gantt chart area, gave the new look to taskbars and introduced new filtering and navigation options. Just week later, on 19th of January we completed second step of our user interface “total makeover”. This one changed the left sidebar and replaced several ADD buttons with just one. The main goal of those two releases were to unclutter the interface and ease the navigation. We have got just good feedback from our users about these changes.
Now we are coming out with the last release in UI series. Read more »
No business uses software just because it is cool. We all want to solve something what's bothering us. The idea of Ganttic is to solve certain problems in business management. Here's complete list. Read more »
Tom Taulli, a writer for Forbes.com took an interview from Ganttics CEO Indrek and wrote a positive post on blogs.forbes.com
. Startup, like Ganttic can definitely use publicity like this. Thank you, Tom! Read more »
Keep the project management and planning tools that you are actually going to use and nothing more. Schedule only personnel, facilities or equipment, which bear most of your business expenses.Ganttic introduces the concept of Planning-LITE; project management and scheduling software that utilizes the main functionality that users want, keeping it simple, easy to use, and affordable. Read more »
We really hope, that you have found our new user interface easier to read and this has made your planning experience more effortless. Read more »
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The market for planning tools is huge. Most businesses plan operations and/or projects and schedule their resources in house, yet the choice of tools for this task is fairly limited. Ganttic has created a scheduling software
to ensure that the necessary tools are in place for businesses that want the planning to be easily done, but not overly simplistic.
To draw a parallel with
cutting the forest - while most still do it with an axe and few can afford
modern forest harvesting robots, Ganttic has just invented the chainsaw.
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We've always received or very good or very bad feedback about our planning app. Good from people who got the point how it works and bad from people who didn't.
Only conclusion we could make out of it was that intuitivity has to improve by improving our user interface. Well, we have completed the first stage for now. Results are for you to judge. Read more »
Yesterday we completed first stage of total makeover of our user interface. We've been gathering feedback from our users and most of them are happy with functionality of Ganttic but saying that Ganttic is hard to learn. Mostly because of cluttered interface. Just too many buttons and choices to make. So we worked out a plan to unclutter it. Read more »
Today we released one of the most requested feature - stacking taskbars. Read more »
By John P Reiling
Everyone seemed to be coping up with the great change in our society, which is technology. Everything around us is connected to it - traffic lights, hidden cameras in the mall, buying items on the Net or what we called "online shopping", even iPhones! And because everything is about technology, there should be somebody who needs to take care of everything that is going on in the Internet. Read more »
We're happy to announce that Ganttic got updated and some useful features added. Read more »
It has been said that efficiency is doing the thing right and effectiveness
is doing the right thing. This
strategy is vital in the business world. In an economy that is as unstable as
the current economy is, certainly no one can afford to be ineffective and
inefficient. If you do not have your resources properly in line then you are
not operating your business to its highest potential. This greatly affects a business’s
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Many people who have been
trying to stay organized using either Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Project have
ended up frustrated by the seemingly Herculean proportions of the task. Microsoft Excel has an excellent
database format, but as it is not a tool designed specifically for scheduling,
using it to coordinate projects can prove awkward and unreliable.
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Our site was just in english. Now we've added Spanish, French, Russian and Estonian. German, portugese and more are coming soon Read more »
is a business-oriented Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) directory. We’ve been gathering the best web applications and constantly update our directory, which has been ever-growing since its launch in 2001. Read the original article from here. Read more »
Most of the businesses use resource scheduling in their everyday life, but most common tools for it are still e-mails, paper wallcharts, notebooks and Excel spreadsheets. Specialized tools are expensive, complicated and hard to implement. So we saw the gap in the market and created just a right product to fill this gap. Read more »
We started with pre-alpha version of our resource scheduling software early 2008. It was called Yutiti back then. After 2,5 years of developing, testing and listening to our users, we're finally out of beta. Read more »
Today we've got a review from www.greatstartups.com - a weblog strictly focused on Startups. Read more »
Yutiti has enjoyed quite a success during its beta period from 2008.Now it has had a serious facelift and is rebranded as Ganttic.
Online project management has just got easier! Read more »
Makeuseof.com, the site writing about important stuff happening in the kingdom of Internet, got us reviewed. Read more »
23rd of July we released a new version of Ganttic. Some bug fixes and new features as described below: Read more »
Well, that has been our main question from the very beginning. When you create software you have to think about it. No one will use software what does everything from project planning
to file sharing. Ours has a purpose. Read more »
Hide, show only or grant full rights depending
on process. Allow just project planning
or full administration rights.
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offers convenience of simultaneous users but this has to be controlled carefully to avoid problems.
Resource planning is definitely no fun. It is work and as we all know, all kind of work should be avoided :) . Unless it's a must. Believe me, resource and project planning
is. Read more »