This software allows my clients to get up and running with their projects more quickly. It is so much more intuitive than traditional project management tools which are really just gantt charts. As all other project management tools are included - risks, issues, key data metrics, document templates, knowledge on steps, this removes the need to manage the project from multiple artifacts.
Additionally, the messaging feature means that team members can collaborate directly from the context of the project. No more long email threads asking for clarification on questions raised via email. Context is set directly in the project so problems can be resolved more quickly.
I also frequently recommend Pie to clients who need to see their overall portfolio of projects - it is really easy to set this up in Pie, and manage overall status, risks and issues at the project level for a full portfolio view.
- I love the new version of Pie - it is super-fast and easier to use than the classic version
- I use Pie in my project manager training classes - it is so easy that my students who are new to project management are up and running, developing their project plan in minutes
- Really like how I can develop templates that include tasks/steps, milestones, role assignments, and the knowledge and information required to execute the task.
- Also really like how risks and issue management is built into the tool - no more separate spreadsheets that get out of date. Team members can also flag risks and issues on their steps - easier for project manager to manage
- Can clone templates into fully functional projects with a button click, assign resources to roles and you have a project plan ready to customize for your projects
- Love that you can blend a kanban board directly into a phase of a project to blend sequential and agile methods into one plan
It is so easy to get started that my students can no longer use "I cannot use the tool" as an excuse to not complete their project work!!
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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10