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6 reviewers had the following to say about PieMatrix "Pie"'s features:
The dashboard view shows me the latest status of my entire portfolio of projects and makes portfolio management and prioritization easy.
1) Manage risks and issues at the project and task level. 2) Collaborate with project team members from within the project 3) Manage project data (budgets, etc) with the project 4) Easy to baseline schedule and manage critical path
New social collaboration feature is amazing - I'm looking forward to additional functions and reports that will allow me to extend usage of this feature to cover tasks such as gathering feedback from the team, or post implementation reviews, etc.
I needed a product that would allow the IT project teams to manage their projects, while providing an easy graphical interface for the managers to see the progress, status, risk, and issues on a particular project within their command.
Then, to use the template to create a "project" is simple and straight forward.
Increases team productivity by over 30% based on my experience Improves quality of project execution Allows Executives complete visibility of all projects in REAL TIME without powerpoint Provides Portfolio view with interactive Drill Down Allows teams to collaborate in real time on anything within the project Allows executives to jump into collaboration to answer questions and solve issues Generates a list of "To Do's" for each team member to execute Easy / simple to use Electronic methodology and process capture Process modeling is very easy methodology continuous improvement dynamic updates to active projects with methodology improvements Ability to link to templates and documents into other tools like SharePoint, behind clients' firewalls for security Inexpensive for the functionality Ability to import and export to MS Project & Excel The portfolio roll up is based on project(s) structures and not just a roll up of task lists.
Nobody knows about this tool so it takes a while for my customers to see the value Initial learning curve can be high for project managers because this is NOT a task list product like MS Project, clarity, workfront and others. it is a PROCESS based execution platform which improves performance over task management.
Time used: 1-2 years
Communication between project members is easy within Pie. Dashboard gives great visual clues on where which project is in terms of completion.
Visually very appealing, helps planning steps and reminds you do create actionable steps that answer what by when and by whom.
It would be great if Pie synced with Outlook or Google calendar to create one stop 'shopping' of what's on today's, tomorrow's, this week's table.
Time used: 1-2 years
This product was purchased to manage large software implementation projects. The software is extremely easy to use and encourages participation from all members of the project implementation team.
Pie lets us keep in synch, collaborate and continually make our process better.