ConceptDraw PROJECT is a program designed for dynamic project management. It can help project managers in analyzing the progress of their projects and the movement of their resources quickly and easily. It is a powerful and flexible tool for solving problems of different difficulty.
ConceptDraw PROJECT is an effective tool for both beginners and experienced users with a balanced combination of usability and powerful functionality.
ConceptDraw PROJECT is a vigorous tool for managing single or multiple projects. It lets you determine all essential elements involved into project, control schedules, resources and finances, and monitor projects' progress in most effective yet simple manner. ConceptDraw PROJECT can support you in the management of the real-world constraints you are working under with your projects and helps you achieve successful results in a planned, structured and cost effective way.
ConceptDraw PROJECT as a component of ConceptDraw Office
ConceptDraw PROJECT provides the ability to plan project schedules, calculate expenses, track tasks execution, manage resource allocation and set communication processes between team members through To-Do lists and regular reports. ConceptDraw PROJECT also keeps the important information to present project results, which is used in ConceptDraw MINDMAP and ConceptDraw PRO.
Multi Project Workspace
Multi Project Workspace is extremely helpful to project managers when managing several projects to join several projects into one master project making all projects easier to manage because of the one vantage point. The Multi Project Workspace allows you to embed one project into another project with the entire task dependencies preserved along with the synchronization of any changes made in any associated document. In addition it is easy to quickly establish task dependences between tasks located in different projects.
Project view is an extremely helpful and powerful mode for multi-project planning. Project view allows you to control the list of projects, and assists the project manager by giving them flexibility when they are required to add, delete or edit projects.
Gantt Chart View
Gantt Chart view is a graphical representation of a project that allows one to allocate tasks, assign resources and overview the project timeline in a simple bar chart format that can be easily understood by anyone.
Resource Sheet View
Resource Sheet view contains the complete set of information for all resources (names, types, costs, etc.), and allows you to manage these resources over one or many projects.
Resource Usage View
Resource Usage view displays resource information regarding tasks assigned to each resource in all of the defined projects. The Resource Usage view allows you to plan and manage the contracting of human resources, which are assigned to the different defined tasks in each project. This is a powerful view that gives you better control of your resources.
Network Diagram View
Network Diagram analysis or PERT view is used to analyze the inter-relationships between tasks and to define the dependencies of each task. While laying out a Network Diagram you can analyze the logic behind the task allocation and identify down time.
Critical Path Management (CPM)
Critical Path analysis is used in conjunction with network analysis to identify the tasks that are critical in determining the overall duration of a project. You can use Critical Path management to supervise the progress of a project's goals by setting task priorities and effectively allocating available resources.
Powerful Reporting System
The Report Wizard will help you generate comprehensive reports on project activities, cash flow and assignments. You can easily save your reports in any format that meets your purposes: HTML reports 'to share information with stakeholders via Internet; Excel format - to use project data for accounting systems; RTF reports 'to use in required documents and reports.
Smart multi-selection permits users to manipulate several tasks at once, this dynamically speeds up the project planning process. Select multiple tasks, resources or projects and manipulate them using Drag and Drop, floating dialog or Copy and Paste.
Task, project and resource sorting is essential for quick navigation in a project. Task sorting is the fastest way to find a desired resource or to group tasks based on their cost, date or state of completion.
A powerful filter wizard allows you to create simple or complex filters based on a set of user-defined conditions. You can apply filters to tasks, resources and even projects to hide all unnecessary information and focus on desired results and tasks.
The keyboard and mouse buttons combination 'Ctrl-Wheel-Scroll'- allows you to do a 'time-zoom' It permits you to change the timescale in any manner that your project requires.
A wide set of features provides user flexibility in designing the workspace, you can easy modify columns with Column Customization Dialogue capability, and hide unused columns.
Create MS PowerPoint presentations for project review sessions and team meetings. Choose representative data manually, creating and organizing slides directly in ConceptDraw PROJECT and then save the result as MS PowerPoint file.
Microsoft Project compatibility
ConceptDraw PROJECT is compatible with Microsoft Project gives you the ability to exchange files with users of Microsoft Project and other project management applications, which support the Microsoft Project XML file format.
Export to PDF
Use PDF export to create compact platform-independent documents that contain project schedule or resource allocations and can be freely viewed on any computer.
ConceptDraw PROJECT supports both Macintosh and Windows, all documents generated by ConceptDraw PROJECT can be freely exchanged between the platforms.
Email Reports in Mind Map Format
It is easy to deliver information to project participants. Just one mouse click is needed to create clear reports in a format of mind map, attached and previewed with email message.
Email Tasks in Mind Map Format
A mind map with a personalized task list and associated preview image can be created and sent automatically to any participant of the project specified in Resource Sheet.
Open in Mind Map
Create a mind map for an entire project from any ConceptDraw PROJECT document view using "Open in Mind Map" command. Mind map will contain project information: project structure, task structure, task information, resources. The multi-project document becomes a multi-page mind map.
Create Mind Map
Create a mind map for selected tasks using the new "Create Mind Map" command. Mind map will preserve all related project information.
Paste Topics from Mind Map to Project
You can insert copied topics from mind map to project as Project list, Task list or Resource list.
Create reports that visually monitor project performance and represent current project data: resources, budget, tasks. Reports will be opened in ConceptDraw PRO.
Pentium III processor or higher; 512 Mb RAM; 20 Mb HDD