Managers and customers like to have constant feedback about the progress of the project. Project members wants to be able to focus on their tasks without spending too much time informing management using emails or producing reports.
We need a tool that will keep the productivity high and lets every project member focus on what they know best without introducing a lot of overhead.
Project Engine was designed to meet these demands. With Project Engine all project members concentrate on the work in their task list. Management and customers can quietly follow the progress while Project Engine takes care of producing reports and distributing work. Everyone is contributing in keeping the project plan up to date since tasks can be broken down into subtasks that in turn are delegated to other project members.
All reports in Project Engine are dynamically updated and shows the actual status of the project at any time. Even the Gantt Chart is produced completely automatically from actual and current task data. Gantt Charts are otherwise very hard to keep up to date and will in many cases actually give an incorrect view of the status of the project, see the More RUP Anti-patterns article that covers this problem.
Quick Introduction of Project Engine
Project Engine is a powerful but lightweight project planning and task management system that drives the workflow of an entire project. It is a reliable, scalable and secure solution for projects ranging from a single user to a large corporation.
The system manages tasks and assignments, schedules events, encourages work breakdown and delegation and improves the accuracy of time estimation. Changes are tracked through history and the current status of the project is revealed through a vast number of reports.
Project Engine brings the customer closer to the project and makes communication between project members efficient. Templates can be used for repeating common workflows and give the ability to create a customized way of working in the project.
Unlike other project management tools workflow is combined with a hierarchical tree of tasks, which gives Project Engine unique capabilities. With an intuitive user interface, all project members will be up and running in just a matter of minutes, and more efficient than ever before. Work as a single user or online as a team using Project Engine Server.
Perfect for Agile Development
Most tools are too complicated and time consuming to be useful for agile teams. Filling out user story or task cards with Project Engine are just as easy as on paper. Tasks and user stories can be moved around using drag and drop, reassigned to any user or role, be prioritized and arranged in order of completion.
The tracker may at any time disconnect the laptop to continue working; for example when breaking down user stories into tasks and assigning them at the planning meeting. The client will automatically synchronize with the server when the laptop is reconnected to the network, and all task will be distributed to the individual team members to-do lists when it is time to deliver them.
Benefits of using Project Engine instead of cards:
List of Features
"EXCELLENT PRODUCT - Easy to Use!"
"This was just what I wanted - a way to track multiple tasks using a tree and sub-task system. It is really easy to set up and use. I did have a problem when I updated my Java, sent the company an email, and they answered (and fixed the problem) in less than 12 hours. Made me happy!"
Rating: 4, 5, 4, 5 (out of 5)
"Very good product, increased our team performance with 180%"
Rating: 4, 5, 5, 5 (out of 5)
"Simple, good looking and powerful"
"It isnt exactly a full featured CRM, but it has enough features to be a good tool for groups working in projects. I havent tested many things yet. But I love the splitting into subtasks feature. And giving time to them. I also like the "current tasks list" and its easy to work interface."
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
"Perfect For Straightforward Organization of a Thousand Tasks Over Many Projects"
Exactly what I needed to keep tasks and deadlines organized by project and then produce separate reports showing ALL tasks, "Buy" tasks, tasks for one person or one project.
Rating: 4 (out of 5)
"Great! Many thanks to the publisher for making it free!"
"Very pleasant to use, easy to learn, exactly what I was looking for organizing my work."
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Comments from our Users
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"Thanks very much for your excellent project management solution! Ive been looking for a simple project/task manager for years and finally youve done one that isnt overkill."
"It works very nice. Interface is friendly. My compliments."
"By the way really nice job on the interface.... very professional look and feel..."
"Downloaded your Project Engine last night and I am impressed. I love the clean, clear user interface."
"Thanks for all your replies and support - it really makes a difference and you have a great product."
"Great stuff. Thanks for your help and producing a fantastic program."
"Thank you for your assistance, overall it is a great product."
"First, your product is the best task management tool I have used to date. It's absolutely amazing!"
"Speaking as a developer who uses XML for almost everything, I LOVE the design. It's exactly how I would have designed it (and that's a compliment) :) Keep up the nice work."
"My primary business user and I have really enjoyed working with the software to write the workflows and reports we need. You have developed a great system!"