I was recently asked to start to build a Digital Project Management Office (PMO) at my company. As I work to align various departments, I searched for a planning, tracking tool that was intuitive and usable.
We’ve been using GoogleSheets to some extent but we didn’t have an overarching way to manage all of the different types of sheets/documents created. In term of MS Project, very few people have the ability to view MPP files.
Therefore, I started a search to find a happy medium between spreadsheets and MS Project.
I found a tool, I socialized it in the department, and we procured a year licenses.
This tools seems to solve a number of challenges our department has at this point:
- Single Repository of Information
- A Dashboard
- A Project Management tool that is accessible and easy to use
- Ability to attach documents to tasks
- Various views of content from task, card, calendar, gantt
It can be used across various disciplines:
- Project management
- Product Development
- Human Resources
Give the tool a try and let me know what you think: Smartsheet
Here is a video about the Smartsheet tool: