- The boards are great for organizational purposes- and the visual aspect and drag and drop functionality is easy and efficient.
- Creating different workspaces within our organization is a huge benefit of using Projectplace since we are a two-sided company (publishing and marketing/branding).
- The card system is brilliant and makes moving along magazine elements from editorial to design departments flawless.
- Some of the different views/stats seem a little cumbersome and overcrowd the dash
- In a recent update the ability to drag and reorganize cards in the My Overview setting went away. The Group by dropdown is helpful, but I wish I was still able to rearrange the cards within each workspace/due date/etc.
- With how I use Projectplace there aren't really a lot of cons!
- Planview provides many different ways to share information.
- Planview is customizable to the project.
- Planview is easy to use.
- Plan view allows any type of naming convention allowing for everyone to upload things This can cause disorganization.
- It can be difficult to find things if the plan rooms have all been set up in different spots.
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- I really the like version control aspect
- There are a lot of document storage capabilities in an order that flows and makes sense
- Love the flow of the Kanban board set up
- Sometimes when you look at the Kanban board set up, it almost appears too busy, compared to competitor products like Basecamp
- I've had issues in the past where when I add a new document it replaces an old one with it instead of keeping the old and the new files.
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- Assigning tasks to resources across multiple projects
- Upload, review and share files for multiple projects and across organisational boundaries - a one-stop solution
- Issue functionality is cumbersome to use, not always easy to filter for open issues or use multiple filters.
- Boards view is fantastic for contributors to create, assign, and track tasks.
- My Work view is good for at-a-glance information but could use some work.
- Dependencies for board items are a bit unclear. I have completed tasks in the My Work view that show as overdue, presumably because other portions of the tool aren't configured or scheduled appropriately. Dependencies could and should drive do this then that type activities, but there doesn't appear to be any direct workflow or linkage between them other than at a superficial level.
- File collaboration requiring an agent is cumbersome. Why isn't there integration to Sharepoint or another more seamless document repository? This platform creates another competing source of truth for documents which is a problem.
- I believe the reporting interface could be improved - our PMO is currently experimenting with yet another solution to create better at a glance reports from a burndown perspective. Planview has all the raw data so this is re-work.
- Copy Kanbans in Kanbanboard.
- Is great to Forward an email and Kanban automatically appears.
- There is a lot I can add to each, emails, charts, images, documents, check lists and comments.
- Is a great way to capture my time work, and specify each activity.
- I would like to delete Kanbans, alternatively I edit them with another info.
- In time sheets I can copy all activities from last week, but It would be great to choose which ones when I need to copy and/or delete some of them. A delete option is specially needed when adding activities, I often choose a wrong one.
- Organizing plans
- Detailed timeline
- Communication Options (Weekly, daily, etc)
- Copying multiple cards at once and pasting them to a different area
- Combining multiple templates
- Better web conferencing tool
- Calendar tool (have cards update on calendar when edits are made in ProjectPlace)
- Labels, Dependencies, Checklists are really awesome aspects of each card that let you customize the work appropriately for the task at hand. The way the unused features are hidden allows each card to really fit the work and not become overly complicated.
- Using swim lanes to lay out the cards allows us to use one board where other tools would make us use multiple ones. We can lay them out by label, or assignment, depending on the project or task at hand.
- The labeling could use some work. I'd like to be able to change the order, add more colors or styles to the labels.
- The reporting could use some work. I'd like to be able to download the raw data over time, so I can get a better sense of how things are moving. The charts are good but hard to dive into without being able to see the backing data.
It allows us to assign actions, track their statuses, exchange messages visible to all team members, store data & information and make quick reports on the actual status/pending actions...Also financial information on the benefits of the projects are tracked.
- Send reminders / advice for tasks assiged to be completed.
- Quickly extract easy summary of information.
- Easy share of data / info.
- The board structure can become complicated - it would be nice to view the same action / card on multiple boards.
- The gantt chart of the plan is difficult to see.
Projectplace is less suited for divisional goals, and a small project involving few moving parts.
- We can write cards quickly.
- We can update cards quickly.
- We can move cards quickly.
- The individual dashboard sucks and basically makes this tool so painful that I would not recommend it for the line employee.
- I work on several projects and there is one dashboard "My overview" that can't be modified. All I get is a list of cards on the right in some random orders from the eight or so project boards in one long list. You MUST implement some "cascading" dashboard that shows a hierarchy of Project > Activity > Board > Card > Status with configurable fields shown, where sections can be collapsed when focusing on one area.
- The ID for cards can be the same as the ID of a different card on another board. If you move a card to another board the ID changes.
- Web-based platform easy to use - mobile app is great
- User feedback to improve Project place and monthly updates is a strength
- Central repository for internal and external team members is very helpful
- Reporting and Dashboarding - Initial presentation of the solution had us believing reporting / dashboarding was all set up ready to go when in fact it needs to be set up by the user.
- Training documentation mainly all video and online - helpful but challenging for users that prefer manual type instruction
Project management - smaller repeatable projects - well suited
Project management - larger type projects not as useful
- The card system of project place works really good. It's very easy to create new cards, assigning them to team members and linking them to projects.
- The "plan" view is really helpful to keep track of your recent activities.
- It's useful to connect activities with others to know if something has to be finished before another activity.
- The whole structure is currently very much made for companies with big projects with a lot of different activities. However, for smaller teams like ours it's simply too big in scale and therefore, we only use one "project" for all of our actual projects, which then are "activities" in Projectplace.
- Sometimes a card struggles to update itself after you changed something in it (e.g. the label or assignee).
- It's not really easy to move cards to some kind of archive. I created a new board especially for this but when moving cards there, they're automatically marked as "ToDo" again.
- It's easy to invite people to take part in projects or share documents without them knowing fully how to use Projectplace.
- Good functionality for conversations between team members. You can easily follow a discussion and you don't need to use email.
- The plan is not very easy to work with. It's too easy to make mistakes when moving activities and sub-activities.
- storage data and information in a unique location, easy to reach.
- support makes the detailed plan and monitor task status
- remind people to keep tasks done in time
- chat with other members
- open to read files on-line (by browser)
- Use to organize the project ad in the advance of the project.
- Use to check the workload of people and the correct workflow of activity.
- Use to make conversation with people that work on the same project and collect the information about singular activity in the same place.
- Use for archive and take the version of documents.
- the gantt schedule is very fluid, visually pleasing
- notifications are convenient
- integration with other tools is good too. I happen to interconnect with Zappier mainly.
- have an undo on moving gantt
- have more opportunity to add images in tasks, activities (like trello)
- as I work in the textile industry, I can feed a repository available in several projects.
- can easily make links between tasks
- ability to move activities from one workspace to another
- The best plan to do all tasks.
- Keep always on a mobile phone when we are out of the office.
- Gets the documents at any time and anywhere.
- Please check if we can delete the Board?
- Please help us to have a tool to set an alarm before the deadline of a task.
- Please help us assign to different people in the different tasks on the same Board?
- Card for individual task tracking and assignment are useful for small activities
- Like the homepage as a base summary of all ongoing project assignments
- Gantt chart functionality is limited. The fact that any small change can move the timeline and cannot be "undone" gets frustrating when the incorrect change is accidentally made.
- It would be helpful if the time reporting page automatically saved. There have been several instances where I or others have entered time and forgotten to save, since the software I've previously used did it automatically.
- Being able to assign multiple people to a card would also be helpful. Not necessary, but we have several tasks that get a primary person assigned but involve small input from others, but the tasks themselves aren't large enough to warrant breaking them up into multiple cards.
Less suited to high-level project management. The Gantt functionality is limited and does not include all features commonly seen in software like Projectplace. It would be helpful to have the ability to list cards/subtasks, resources, other information on the Gantt page directly, instead of needing to switch between the Gantt and the board's page to compare activities to the timeline.
- Cards are good, they are easy to create and they are a nice way to break down tasks
- Messaging is good, being able to tag people easily allows for simple communication of progress
- Time reporting is pretty easy, adding tasks from the previous week makes reporting time, which is usually tedious, a little easier
- Preferences could be better to allow for more customization of appearance and usability
- Better predictive behavior: for example suggesting assignees for cards based on frequently used assignees
- The file browser is clunky and makes quick navigation of complex file trees tedious
We chose Projectplace because it offered multiple needs (planning, document sharing, portfolio view, agile/kanban style planning, time tracking) within a simple-to-learn package. More importantly, we were interested in the integration between Projectplace and Innotas for resource management, project prioritization, and requests.
- Document sharing and automatic versioning of documents as users review and edit documents.
- Boards: Allowing users to "plan their own destiny" and detail out activities they need to complete for each project task. On boards, team members can plan when to work on which activities.
- Planning is weak in Projectplace. The Projectplace plan is essentially an illustration only; there is no critical path determination and activities can start before dependencies are complete. We are building project schedules in MS Project, then importing to Projectplace and manually highlighting the critical path as a 2-step process. Projectplace only offers start-to-finish dependency between tasks, other relationships will be useful.
- No undo button. It's too easy to accidentally change the project plan (duration, or start/end dates) with a mouse click.
- Document edits... Word documents, when opened for editing and with change tracking enabled, do not inherit the audit trail of Word. We cannot tell who made edits or comments to a document because they are all marked with "author".
- In Planning, duration assumes calendar days vs. working days. No ability to override and input holidays or non-working days.
- There is no correlation between cards and plans. If an activity is expected to take 1 day and there are cards that total more than 24 hours of activity, Projectplace does not alert or indicate that an impossible scenario has occurred. The effort estimates vs. actual are simply a tally of information entered. There is no checking or validation of planned vs. actual effort.
Projectplace should not be used as the solo project planning tool for project managers.
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About Planview Projectplace
Projectplace is the collaborative work management solution from Planview that brings teams together to get work done. Whether a team is down the hall or on the other side of the globe, Projectplace aims to provide everything needed to set direction, communicate, execute tasks, track progress, and ultimately achieve goals. A key value proposition is to be one tool designed to work together rather than a collection of point solutions.
The vendor says the the product is built with teams of all size and complexity in mind, from virtual teams of five to entire global enterprises with tens of thousands of active users. Projectplace is intuitive and makes it easy to get started in just minutes and scale as new team members join. Since work types vary, Projectplace is uniquely flexible to fit the job at hand – traditional projects, roadmaps or unstructured work where groups just need to “get stuff done”.
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