With project partner Best Cybernetics presenting the wireframe of the PRONTO Platform and toolkit, the project is reaching its next phase.
Whilst project management is not new, it is rarely used effectively in SMEs as models (such as Prince2) are seen as complex and too sophisticated for the needs of SMEs. With the development of the PRONTO Platform and Toolkit, we create a new micro-lite project management methodology specifically for SMEs.
Nicole Georgogianni, director of Best Cybernetics comments: “To convince SME’s, particularly smaller companies, to make the transition to the digital area and embrace emerging digital technologies, we have to focus on easy to use and self-explanatory project management systems. Key to the success of the PRONTO application is that it is simple to use, intuitive and has a very easy to navigate system. This is what we at Best Cybernetics have been working on the past months.”
The on-line project management toolwill use the five-stage project model cycle:Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Closure. Each stage will include a series of steps helping users to create simple, results-focused projects. PRONTO will facilitate the rapidplanning of projects, the delegation of tasks to team members, the monitoring of progress and capturing results and impact.
A set of ‘ready-to-use’ PRONTO project template plans willbe developed which users can use to fast track their own projects. The template plans will cover topics and processes that most SMEs seek to improve (e.g. new productdevelop/launch, recruitment plans). Alongside PRONTO will be a PRONTO toolkit containing additional time-saving tools and templates designed to drive improved performance.
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