These days Scrum has become essential for software development. Scrum is a successful method, and it has fundamentally changed organizing projects. Scrum does not employ any traditional ways of budgeting planning or reporting on project progress. So will a planning tool offer added value within Scrum projects? In this blog, we are going to find out.
Timewax will talk about the decisions that you need to make in order to successfully implement your planning software. Part 3: Process or system driven implementation. The final decision you have to make is deciding how the system and the organization (the processes) will be aligned with each other. This often manifest itself as a strong ambition to improve the processes, countered by the major pressure of being expected to deliver something on the short term.
Timewax explains in a number of blogs on what you should make a decision to implement your planning software successfully. Part 2: Big bang or phased implementation? It applies here too: you have a small business and you just want to improve the planning process, then you should rather opt for a ‘Big bang’ approach. With multiple departments as well as processes for time recording and invoicing, this way is less obvious.
You have opted for new project & resource planning software. Now is the time for implementation. Just a matter of doing, right? Or maybe you should reconsider the approach? I will explain in a number of blogs what you have to make a decision on to make the implementation successful. Part 1: the central or decentralised implementation of your planning software.
You are looking for planning software to better schedule the time in the business, so to save time. But you do want to find the correct planning software. And that takes time. Mark de Jong of Timewax, as a former software selection consultant knows like no other how this process can be performed best - in three clear steps:
Everyone gets bogged down by repetitive tasks. That's when you can't help thinking: "Surely this can be done another way?" Tasks such as copying data, preparing paper documents and processing receipts. By integrating your planning software to, for example, your HRM or CRM or financial platform, you can easily automate these tasks. in this blog we'll look at the benefits of doing that.
We're sometimes approached by technical service providers who ask us which mobile devices their field personnel can use in combination with our planning software. Employees work on their projects in a wide variety of places, ranging from dry, pleasant offices to wet, windy building sites and open land. The basic desire is always the same: they all want to be able to work efficiently and reliably in their working environment.
Everyone is familiar with the good old calendar. We plan our work and our private life in it, as well as all our other appointments. Sometimes it can be quite daunting. Now imagine that you need to plan for fifteen, seventy, or two hundred colleagues. In such a scenario, planning without the right tools is an almost impossible task. In this blog post we take a look at five powerful features that the digital planning board can deliver to your