Press release - October 11, 2019
CONTACT at the PM Forum 2019: accelerate engineering projects agile and hybrid
As main sponsor of the 36th Project Management Forum, CONTACT Software shows how companies can benefit from agile and hybrid methods with the Project Office project management solution and implement engineering projects faster.
The most important conference for project management in Europe will take place in Nuremberg from the 22nd to the 23rd of October 2019. Around 1,000 decision-makers and project managers will be discussing the most important trends and topics in the industry. CONTACT Software presents the latest version of its project management solution Project Office to the public. The focus is on agile and hybrid methods for engineering organizations and efficient product development. CONTACT thus underlines its position as a leading provider of professional solutions for value-adding project and process management.
Consistency instead of data silos
The goal of bringing products onto the market within the set cost and time frame that inspire customers is often far from reality in many companies. "The reason for this is often a deep gap between the management and execution levels in the projects. This is extremely hindering for product development. Project Office closes this gap", explains Udo Leischner, Product Manager for Project Office at CONTACT Software
Project Office supports the consistent linking of task and result structures. Expected results can, for example, be registered as document templates in the project plan and automatically defined as documents and deliverables in the project. The company Weidmüller explains the advantages in its customer presentation "Fast delivery". The specialist for industrial connection technology has been able to automate its project processes for customer-specific offers to such an extent that calculations only take a few seconds instead of several days.
Implement innovations faster
The development of innovative, smart products is becoming increasingly complex. Agile methods are the key to accelerating engineering projects and implementing new requirements faster. Project Office combines classical methods with agile methods like task boards in connection with iterative methods like Scrum and continuous practices like Kanban or interval-controlled boards to hybrid project management. Project organizations are thus able to directly link binding plan specifications with self-organized detailed planning on the basis of milestones and quality gates.
How companies benefit from Project Office and agile methods will be demonstrated by Udo Leischner in his lecture "Hybrid Project Management: Adaptation of agile Methods for Product Development Organizations".
Learn more about agile approaches in engineering Projects in this recent White Paper on hybrid project management.