Jan 21, 2010 07:27 GMT A major update of Projectplace for iPhone (Beta) has been approved by AppStore. This is the first update since the launch in May 2009, and it includes several major improvements for the users.
Projectplace launches new features supporting social project managementApr 21, 2010 11:59 BST
Today, Swedish online collaboration tool Projectplace has become even more collaborative and social. The launch of a new social Project Overview (beta) with an integrated Project Wall enables a new level of interaction between project members. Inspired by their iPhone application, Projectplace for iPhone*, and Facebook, the tool has taken yet another big step towards supporting social project management**.
The new social features are based on the insights that Projectplace has gained over the past 12 years on what lies at the heart of a successful project. One of the main factors is that both commitment and creativity increase in projects with clear and open communication among project members.
- “Projects that offer members more freedom and enable them to interact with one another and discuss matters openly, breed an atmosphere of trust and confidence,” says Mattias Hällström, Projectplace founder. “With an open forum it’s much easier to spot and correct a situation or adapt to change," he concludes.
With the new social Project Overview and the Project Wall, project members can quickly and easily exchange comments on the project’s objectives, discuss and develop new ideas, share documents, images and videos.
- “It works a bit like Facebook,” explains Product Owner, Ellen Ekerling. “When Facebook is focused on the sharing status, comments, photos and movies about private matters, Projectplace focuses on sharing work material within projects, such as thoughts about the project, new ideas, planning etc”.
The new social Project Overview provides a quick and clear visual overview of the current situation of a project along with the objectives and a timeline with the key decision points. It also contains an image map of all the project members as well as information about upcoming events.
The beta version of the Project Overview was launched for testing on April 20th. Comments and ideas collected from customers will shape the final design and functionality of the Project Overview, real launch planned to summer 2010.
Read more and test the feature here: http://www.projectplace.com/project-wall
* In May 2009, Projectplace launched Projectplace for iPhone with several social functions. With the application you can handle your project, read documents, contact and interact with team members wherever you are.
** Read more about Social project management here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_management_2.0