Project Team Member allows companies to target zero delays by simplifying how project task status, risks and issues are communicated. Project governance occurs “invisibly” as users complete their product development activities.
All companies are faced with ever-shrinking product lifecycles in order to timely satisfy the diverging needs of global markets. This has resulted in an increased number of concurrent product development programs, which necessitates adoption of concurrent engineering methods. However, this also increases complexity due to the parallel activity of various functional teams. Coordinating the various functional teams to prevent overloaded resources and bottlenecks is critical for optimizing cycle time.
Companies can no longer rely on manually collecting project status when facing the ever increasing needs of concurrent development, complex product portfolios, and faster timelines. Time spent searching for and transforming data and conducting physical meetings with numerous attendees must be avoided and eliminated.
Project Team Member achieves this by making the updating of project task status part of the same 3DEXPERIENCE® system used to develop and manage the content delivered to fulfill the project task. In effect, project management capabilities are put directly in the context of the tools of users so reporting status is not seen as a burden. Reliance on manual collection of status is reduced or completely eliminated.
When users can report task status via their normal activities, the concept of “invisible governance” is enabled. The alternative to “invisible governance” is team members communicating status through informal approaches like e-mail, or project managers being forced to manually collect and compile status updates. This is effort intensive and very time consuming. Further, the information is always out-of-date since progress goes on immediately after status is reported. Inefficiency and poor/late data makes effective decisions a matter or intuition rather than data-driven. Project Team Member eliminates these issues.