Management Software is a general phrase used to describe a category of computer software designed to help streamline the complexity of large projects and tasks as well as facilitate team collaboration and project reporting.
Project management software has the capacity to help plan, organize, and manage resource tools and develop resource estimates. Depending on the sophistication of the software, it can manage estimation and planning, scheduling, cost control and budget management, resource allocation, collaboration software, communication, decision-making, quality management and documentation or administration systems. Today, numerous PC & browser based project management software and contract management software solutions exist, and are finding applications in almost every type of business
Project Management Predecessors
The first historically relevant year for the development of Project Management Software is 1896, marked by the introduction of the Hronogram. Polish Economist Karol Adamiecki’s attempted to display task development in a floating chart, and laid the foundation for project management software as it is today. 1912 was the year when the Henry Gantt replaced the Hrongram into the more advanced Gantt chart, a scheduling diagram which broke ship design tasks down for the purposes of Hoover Dam in early 1931.Today’s Gantt charts are almost the same as their original counterparts, and are a critical part of all project management systems.
SaaS and Cloud-Based Project Management Software
The SaaS (software-as-a-service) trend began in 2008, qualified by users as the most flexible type of project management software for their teams. In 2009, US News classified project management as one of the most demanded skills for obtaining a well-paid job.
From 2010 on, the most popular project management solutions were cloud-based, designed for the needs of virtual teams looking to access information from any location or device. As a result, 2012 brought the first mobile project management apps users can apply on the go.