Hyderbad, India (PressExposure) June 23, 2011 -- Traditional waterfall approaches are based on clear structure, control, progression, finite project cycles and works well when the project has well known phases with defined work at the beginning of a phase. Agile techniques on the other hand provide freedom for teams to iterate through a single deliverable numerous times, until a level of quality is achieved and works well when certain amount of flexibility is available to prioritize, as project progresses and partial results or features are implemented.
Both approaches have significant yet different benefits, and are generally seen as being mutually exclusive of one another. It is the author's contention that certain elements of these two seemingly different approaches can be combined to achieve better results, not possible with either of the technique alone. These are demonstrated in an online, cloud based project management tool Unleash whose methodology and functioning will allow for collaboration across various departments with iterations, under the broad framework of defining project management work in phases.
Unleash is a web based/online/cloud project management tool to collaborate and streamline projects, tasks, business processes specific to your organization. Our tool software is quick and easy to use for every user (includes PM, team members, clients etc.) irrespective of their experience involved in the projects. Unleash has a integrated dash board which composed of widgets like open/close projects, late/coming and outbound tasks, progress of each project, scheduled meetings, issues related to projects, search tasks, users etc, which will let the manager to know about project status.
Unleash is rich in features and includes all necessary tools needed to manage projects, portfolios, program like Gantt charts, dependencies, task constraints, resource allocation to tasks etc. During the project planning and execution, email alerts can be sent out to managers for important events. Unleash provides a rich set of collaboration tools like file attachments, discussions, calendar integrated with project milestone & task dates, IM and email for effective communication between them. You can securely share projects, schedule meetings, conduct online discussions and much more. Unleash can be offered as both SaaS (hosted on Unleash server) / Installable (in-house hosting) options to the buyers. In effect, Unleash will keep project managers, team members, executives and clients on the same line.
Unleash is already in its beta version and ready to use for managing projects /products/portfolios using waterfall methodologies. Within a span of about one to two months Unleash will be ready with a version for managing agile projects.