Just wondering if there are any Project Managers/Coordinators here who use any sort of Project Management Software? If so, what software are you using and what are your thoughts on it?
I don't have project, but have thought of picking it up... From the few posts here, am I safe to assume that its not worth the learning curve?
Looks like the time it would take to get the information into the program, and maintain the info, would be better spent in actual job production... am I right? or should I check more into it?
Find a computer company, someone who does databases or programing. I have an uncle who runs his own computer business, if you went up to him and explained it in those words what you wanted, he would set that up to work for you, and show you how to use it(10,000,000+) it isn’t enough to keep your project in check. For example in my current project I have 160 RFI’s, 155 shop drawings, 91 Change Orders and were only about half way into the 14 month project. It would be great to have a system that tied everything together.[/FONT][/SIZE]
Excel works, but it's really better if you take it a step further and set everything up through Microsoft Access, or any other database. It takes more time to initially set it up, and probably beyond most users ability to do that. But once it's set up it works more efficient.I have used Excel and pre-formatted and programmed my own sheets. Its the best and most flexible tool out there. MSProject is also good for smaller delay claims and creating fragnets for change orders. I have seen some use Prolog but never heard them bragging about it, but I noticed continuous errors in the reporst which may have been user input error than the software.
Excel works, but it's really better if you take it a step further and set everything up through Microsoft Access, or any other database. It takes more time to initially set it up, and probably beyond most users ability to do that. But once it's set up it works more efficient.