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small project in very short term
Hi every one
I am involved in following MANY small improvement project with accuracy
Is there any tool flexible enough to support in building and following all project in once
Project time frame 1 to 3 weeks
about 10-20 at a time
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It might seem a bit odd, but I would utilise Citizen Development skills in your organisation to create an in-house app.
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1 reply by Olivier Leroux
Apr 20, 2022 9:54 AM
Olivier Leroux
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Thanks for your reply Rami
but if something is already existing (to not reinvent the wheel )
I am actually creating Excel template to roughly draft the need
Maybe it would be enough otherwise I will go to developers
Apr 20, 2022 9:02 AM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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It might seem a bit odd, but I would utilise Citizen Development skills in your organisation to create an in-house app.
Thanks for your reply Rami
but if something is already existing (to not reinvent the wheel )
I am actually creating Excel template to roughly draft the need
Maybe it would be enough otherwise I will go to developers
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1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Apr 20, 2022 11:32 AM
Rami Kaibni
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Oliver, if it was something huge, I would call you reinventing the wheel but this is something quite simple and you can actually translate what you are doing on the excel sheet into a tracking app.
Maybe you can adapt existing software like Confluence JIRA, Trello, Monday.com, Planview to the specific needs of your project.
Also, there is a newfangled project monitoring solution that combines agile with global indicators. Every team member can be included in a Trello dashboard, to update the state of his respective tasks. Then, the information is translated into a global indicators panel, that can be shared with management supervisors. To get more information about this solution, visit this site: https://www.facebook.com/Teleworking-Monitoring-107369664431280/.
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I usually start in Excel and PowerPoint for what you describe. Each project gets a 1 page status chart and Excel stores other critical information in a structured format. When it gets cumbersome, first we build macros, then we migrate to a database. Using a COTS or home-grown app comes after we know what functionality we want to make efficient.

That is not re-inventing the wheel since any software you choose will have functionality which you need to tailor to your own needs. It's Lean development. Before you build a right-size tool, you need to standardize so you know the right size. That may mean starting with a re-configurable tool until you know what you really need.

What you're really doing is portfolio management where you need a minimalist set of functionality because with several projects at once, you're not managing them like full scale projects. What specific minimal functionality you need is really up to you. I've managed portfolios of many large improvement projects as well, and I can guarantee you that what my project dashboards look like probably wouldn't work for you out of the box.

PPM software refers to Project Portfolio Management. I would look there and focus on the portfolio aspects rather than detailed project planning.
Apr 20, 2022 9:54 AM
Replying to Olivier Leroux
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Thanks for your reply Rami
but if something is already existing (to not reinvent the wheel )
I am actually creating Excel template to roughly draft the need
Maybe it would be enough otherwise I will go to developers
Oliver, if it was something huge, I would call you reinventing the wheel but this is something quite simple and you can actually translate what you are doing on the excel sheet into a tracking app.
Hmmm.. That sounds like a lot of overhead. Have you considered treating each "project" as an iteration instead? You might find it easier to manage.

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