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With ProjectWork you create and share a project schedule online. The basic features are comparable to Microsoft Project, the advanced features integrate with Google's G Suite apps.
Collaboration in the cloud
install from G Suite Marketplace
❝ As a PMP, MS Project Server Certified, I must say that I am impressed by the use and simplicity this platform offers. The navigational and presentation structure of the data is such that you get the focus of both projects and resource load holistically. ❞
|integrate with G Suite (for Education) domain|
Project planning, execution and monitoring
comparable to Microsoft Project
Communication, documentation and collaboration
with online Google Apps
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ProjectWork PM software can be accessed from the cloud at every location using every computer (Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook) with a modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge). Installation and maintenance are not required for a web application, this is done centrally in the cloud. You only need a Google account to sign-in. ProjectWork is integrated with other cloud apps like Google Drive, Google Calendar and Google Maps.
After sign-in you can get a first impresson with ProjectWork Intro without storage of schedules. When you start a free 14-day trial and link your Google Drive to ProjectWork you can try all features and store schedules. With Google Drive you can share schedules and collaborate in real-time. Without a trial or license a shared schedule can be seen in ProjectWork Viewer, even real-time when edited.
ProjectWork can be used for a license period, without subscription with automatic renewal. You can extend the current (trial) period or start a new period later. You will receive a notification before expiration of a period. The schedule is kept in your own Google Drive when the period has expired, to be used possibly later.
Purchasing is done in the app itself, ensuring you order for the correct account. The license periods will show after you register in the app. You can order the desired license period and pay by PayPal. You can also copy the PayPal link to the person who executes the payment. After payment your new expiration date will show in ProjectWork after page refresh.
For organisations that have Google G Suite there is the option to buy one license for all accounts in the web domain to use ProjectWork. Check when ordering in-app the 'company' checkbox for this. One user buys the domain license and all other users in the same (sub)domain can then use ProjectWork as well.
In the support section of the site you find the manual.
Help desk support is part of a subscription and trial.
You can contact the Forscale help desk directly in ProjectWork.
A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) gives an overview of the total project divided in summary tasks and tasks. ProjectWork helps you to easily create and edit a WBS by indenting and renumbering tasks.
A static project schedule has tasks entered with start date and end date or better start date and task duration. Changing a complex schedule consisting of concurrent and dependent tasks costs a lot of time and effort.
A dynamic project schedule has tasks entered with duration and links to predecessors to include dependencies. Based on this information the shortest schedule is calculated by ProjectWork using the critical path method. Changing a task duration or start date results in a re-calculated schedule. Summary tasks resulting from the WBS can also be linked.
The advantage of dynamic scheduling becomes even more apparent when you base a task duration on work duration and assigned resources. Changing the assigned resources will result in a re-calculated schedule and budget.
Default tasks are scheduled without constraint to be completed as soon as possible (ASAP) to get maximum slack and the shortest project schedule. A task can get a constraint to be scheduled as late as possible (ALAP) without slack or to start or finish on a specific date. The entire project can also be set to start or end on a specific date.
In the Gantt chart, ProjectWork makes tasks visible in time, including their dependencies and the critical path.
Resources are needed to accomplish a task. A resource can be a person, but also a piece of equipment or an amount of material. After assigning resources to tasks, ProjectWork keeps a Capacity chart on the load of each resource.
A resource can also have a location. In ProjectWork a site location is linked to Google Maps.
ProjectWork supports both fixed and variable costs per task. The variable costs stem from the assigned resources. The resource costs can be per hour, per used amount or fixed.
ProjectWork accumulates costs per task, summary task, multiple tasks and resource.
Progress can be entered per task with a percentage. ProjectWork calculates the resulting progress per summary task and resource.
A color code indicates delay with respect to the current date.
The standard working hours of 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week can be adjusted to reflect actual working times and working days. The schedule will take the available working hours into account.
Days which are non-working by exception, like holidays, can be entered. The schedule will skip these days.
ProjectWork is fully integrated with Google Drive to create and open ProjectWork files from your own Google Drive. All changes are stored in Drive automatically.
Because project schedules are kept in Google Drive, it is possible to work on multiple schedules at the same time. Also sharing schedules with others is possible.
Microsoft Project is a well-known software package to create project schedules. ProjectWork can import XML files saved by MS Project. It can also export a created schedule to an XML file. The maximum file size to import is 25 Mbyte.
HTML in Google Drive
A published schedule can be viewed without an ProjectWork license. Depending on the required confidentiality the HTML schedule can be shown on a site or sent individually as a file.
Spreadsheet in Google Drive
If you want to make a report from your schedule, you can publish it to a Google Spreadsheet for further processing. From the Google Spreadsheet you can download it to other formats like MS Excel.
Milestones in Google Calendar
Milestones and deadlines are important events in a project schedule. ProjectWork can enter these events in its ProjectWork Google Calendar to keep track. The milestone events also appear in the calendars of the assigned resources.
Milestones of all your projects appear in the same ProjectWork Calendar. You can share this calendar with others.
Site locations in Google Maps
Resources that have a site location specified will be plotted into Google Maps to show the geographic progress.