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Projectplace Launches Agile Gantt – the Missing Link between Project Managers, Team Members and Senior Management

Projectplace, a leading provider of project collaboration tools, introduces Agile Gantt – the world’s first tool that combines the functionality of Gantt charts and Kanban boards to bridge the gap between project managers, team members and senior management. Agile Gantt offers powerful project steering and agile self-organization, uniting teams, project managers and senior management on the same platform for the first time.

Agile Gantt allows project teams to self-organize, prioritize tasks and work towards common goals in tandem with planning by the project manager, who can focus on strategy and meeting goals rather than administration. This new joined-up approach is enabled by integrating well-known Gantt charts, describing timeline and project steps, with Kanban boards, a common tool used by agile teams. This brings project managers and senior management more visibility over the project without placing an unnecessary workload on teams. Agile Gantt is the first tool to combine the functionality of Gantt charts and Kanban boards.

“Finally, the widely used Gantt chart goes agile. Agile Gantt enables seamless collaboration for everyone in the organization in one tool. You want to empower your teams to self-organize, yet you need a degree of control and the right tools to make common goals visible for all. It sounds simple but it hasn’t been possible to-date with existing tools. We are proud to break new ground with Agile Gantt, bringing project managers and teams closer than ever before on Projectplace,” said Johan Zetterström, CEO of Projectplace.

Despite Gantt chart’s popularity, it has forced many project managers to spend too much time micro managing and administrating. Agile Gantt is an industry-first; it capitalizes on the strengths of the original Gantt chart, but makes it more useful by empowering all stakeholders in the process. With Agile Gantt, project goals and deliverables can be specified hierarchically and connected to a Kanban board. As team members complete their tasks on the Kanban board that is connected to the Agile Gantt schedule, this is reported automatically and in real-time, providing a highly accessible visualization of how the project is progressing.

“Technology should support the integration of teams and team members’ varied skills sets, so that time and money can be used as efficiently as possible. An overhaul of Gantt charts is long overdue, given the rapid advancements in cloud technologies we’ve seen in recent years. We have harnessed our 16 years’ experience of developing cloud-based collaboration tools to provide a missing link and enable everyone – senior management, project managers and individual team members – to make the most of Gantt charts in the cloud era,” continued Johan Zetterström.

Agile management is at the heart of Agile Gantt and the Projectplace platform. It is a set of techniques according to which work should be done by self-organizing teams in a collaborative manner, with granular planning to take place as the project progresses instead of beforehand.

About Projectplace

Projectplace creates collaborative tools that enable people and organizations to reach their goals. From the free ToDo collaboration tool to the complete project management platform, Projectplace brings secure and scalable collaboration to individuals, small businesses and large enterprises. Established in 1998, the company pioneered the SaaS industry and today some 1 million users trust Projectplace to help them get things done. A staff of 170 is based at Stockholm headquarters and in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, and Oslo.

www.projectplace.com

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