TeamDynamixHE, a provider of Web-based project and portfolio management solutions for the Higher Education market, announced the latest release of its Web-based project and portfolio management (PPM (News - Alert)) software for higher education IT professionals.
The PPM software was designed to meet the IT governance needs of colleges and universities. The version 7 of the PPM software further simplifies this process with new planning and reporting tools as well as added time-saving capabilities and user-interface enhancements, company officials said.
With the new tools, the PPM becomes more accessible and personal for all users, regardless of their level of understanding of PPM principles and practices, they added.
According to Andrew Graf, principle analyst for TeamDynamixHE, the campuses today are overflowing with a wide range of PPM knowledge and maturity, which makes it difficult for campuses to effectively implement a standard PPM system. Majority of the existing software systems simply don't understand the change management process within the higher education environment, Graf added.
“Unlike the ROI-driven enterprise world, colleges and universities are driven by supporting the institution's mission, customer satisfaction, accreditation and building consensus among stakeholders,” Graf said.
“TeamDynamixHE 7 takes all of these factors into account, adding the contributions of an advisory council consisting of higher education IT leaders, to create a comprehensive centralized system that embraces all levels of users while raising the bar for PPM,” Graf added.
PPM version 7 includes a Capacity Planner that allows users to view and shift capacity at the resource or role level, then view what has shifted in the Change Report. They can filter capacity by account, type, status and priority, and users can generate reports with new pre-set and customizable filtering.
The Portfolios feature in the new software allows users to create a portfolio from the Analysis application and assign goals and budgets.
The Iteration/Plan Manager gives time-saving right-click context menus including a shortcut to update actuals. It also allows users to edit three custom fields for budget or other project information, drag-and-drop resources from the sidebar directly onto a task, and export plans to Excel, Word and HTML or printed.
The My Work feature of Version 7 focuses on increasing the application’s adoption and usability. It provides team members with a number of features that allow them to manage their assignments and communicate with other team members and project managers.
In this new version, TeamDynamixHE 7 gives an updated interface and time saving enhancements that deliver a cleaner look and feel across the entire application.
“I'm very excited about the new features contained in release 7.0 as several of our highest priority enhancement requests are included,” said Clay Fulton, technical coordinator for Carnegie Mellon University, in a statement. “TeamDynamixHE continues to listen to its customers when it comes to improving its product. The new My Work module is a great tool to improve project governance.”
TeamDynamixHE software has been implemented at several institutions. In October last year, Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, deployed the software to its technical staff within the school's Division of Information Resources.Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Juliana Kenny