Managing large, complex projects is no easy business. In fact, more projects are destined to fail than not. Reasons for project failure could range anywhere from missing deadlines to failing to achieve the expected results and many other reasons in between. The price of failure could also be quite steep ranging from irreparable loss of credibility to significant monetary loss. Experience has shown that certain factors contribute immensely to the failure of projects. Such culprits results from lack or loss of control over:
Project issues and scope of work
Project communications and announcements
Activities, deadlines, and failure to understand task dependencies
Exchange of critical project documents and files
The Project Issue Electronic Communicator (or PIECOMM) is an indispensable tool for managing the complexities of critical projects by providing a real-time forum and repository for keeping track of all project-related issues, activities, deadlines, communication, and file exchange. PIECOMM allows project members to communicate in a secure and shared environment. It also provides management teams with periodic updates via e-mail while continuously documenting all aspects of the project for progress reporting.