Collaborative work, has widely developed in companies. Small organizations often use lighter, sometimes even free, applications. Large companies resort to more complex solutions, deployed for all employees and aimed at improving their day-to-day work. The leading software vendors like Microsoft and Google offer packages that combine multiple solutions to work together. Ready-to-use solutions such as Asana, Atlassian Confluence, IBM Workplace, Slack or Box allow organizations to maximize employee productivity by offering a complete or customized collaboration platform.Collaborative project management:
The software market continues to expand from collaboration tools such as Huddle, to more comprehensive project management software that offer strong collaboration features such as Genius Project’s social collaboration platform, Genius Live! Other solutions that combine project management at a high level with collaboration, include, Wrike, Clarizen and Workfront.
Collaborative project management makes it possible to plan, coordinate, monitor and manage complex projects carried out by teams.
Communication between project participants is essential when a company wants to develop collaborative work. The use of software facilitates communication so that information circulates between collaborators. Conventional tools need to streamline the flow of information between teams, departments and even countries.
Project team members can work on the same document, work remotely and online or on the same system. These enterprise systems offer the option to manipulate documents online so that all employees have access to information. It’s possible to modify documents at anytime and for several collaborators to update a file simultaneously. Some examples of document sharing tools are Box, Sharepoint, OneDrive and Google Drive.
Projects are divided among collaborators but the tasks are interconnected and notifications are sent to the concerned persons. The notification system allows teams to save time by being instantly informed of activity progress. The software generally relies on a platform that allows the entire team to access information.
These tools help to include project team members in the planning and monitoring phases of projects and to link them to each other by providing them with information. Project team members can use the software to create invoices, track budgets and progress, view their tasks, evaluate deadlines, and analyze past time sheets.