Software Project Management – The Different Approaches to Project Management Software

Due to advancement in technology, it seems that almost everything is possible. Because of this, communication has gone from sending email to instant messages, shopping can be done online with just a click of a finger and work can be carried out easier and faster though the introduction of different tools and software applications catering to every need of mankind. Project management software is one of the breakthroughs in technology that has various uses and functions.

A project management software can be for quality management, scheduling, budget management or administration system to name a few. These software applications are typically used for more complex projects. There are also different approaches to project management software applications. This usually depends on the company’s current system. Here are some of them:

(a) Desktop
A desktop project management software is something that is installed on the computer itself, just like any other computer programs. Confidential data and information are usually stored in a central database. Files can be retrieved anytime for as long as the user has given the rights to do so.

(b) Web-based
A web-based project management software can be implemented as a Web application and can be accessed using the computer’s default browser. One of the advantages of using Web-based software is that there is no need for you to install any program. You just have to have the usual web browser.

(c) Personal
A personal project management software is the one that is used at home to typically manage lifestyle or home-based projects.

(d) Single User
A single-user system means that only one person can access, modify or update the project plan.

(e) Collaborative
A collaborative system means that multiple users can access, modify or update the project plan.