Project Planning and Management in ResultMaps
Projects, Action Plans, and To-do Lists
Results are the organizing principle of ResultMaps. The map to get those results varies based on the complexity of the effort required (i.e. the ambition), the level of risk involved, and the costs. In order to maintain a results focus, ResultMaps allow you to shift perspectives and approaches for planning and management according to the situation.
Regardless of the approach, ResultMaps automatically collects progress, keeps you and your team updated, and makes it easy to communicate effectively to maintain focus.
PROJECTS AND PROJECT PORTFOLIOS
When ambition, risk, and cost are all relatively high, project planning and management techniques offer predictable results. ResultMaps supports project planning/management, as well as portfolio management, with clear views into progress, timelines, responsibilities, and updates.
ResultMaps projects offer Gantt views for project planning, milestone tracking, week-by-week planning, concise project updates, high-level dashboard and cross-project Gantt views.
TO-DO LISTS AND ACTION PLANS
When risk is relatively low, and when time and cost are less of a concern for whatever reason, a simple action plan (or to-do list) can be the right level of detail. While the same views and features are available, if you need to shift perspective, you can get going simply by entering to-do's from an item's detail plan, or using the TextGenius to simply type your plan.
TIP: ResultMaps automatically assembles a daily action plan from all of your assignments and priorities. You can add to it and/or reorganize as needed.
On teams with people geographically dispersed, situations arise where efforts may require a high degree of communication across time and distance. At the same time, there may not be a clear set of action items, or all that is needed is the result (i.e. a file or document produced). ResultMaps makes it easy to collaborate by integrating with Google Docs, and other products that allow collaboration to occur, with the results centralized and tracked.
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Stay focused on the result by capturing an action item on your day plan. If you need to build out more to-do's to get that result, or shift perspectives to project management, ResultMaps will adapt. The result can stay the same, even when the "how" you plan and/or manage it changes.
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Project setup as you type using ResultMaps Brain Dump Organiser