The low project can be managed by using software programs that keep track of the complex relationship between activities and resources. Simple project can be track using general purpose word processing and spreadsheet software like those available in Microsoft Office and Open Office Medium - high complexity project can benefit from project management software such Microsoft Project and Open Project. Complex project require software that can track the interactions of thousands of tasks and produce sophisticated report such as Oracles' P6. Medium to high complexity project usually require the use of software project that is designed specifically to managing the project. Feature are dozen of computer software programs available with wide range of prices which team member, stakeholder, vendors, contractors and project partners can select for project management that they are familiar with so that file can be exchange electronically in the same format. Basic feature any project management software that is selected must have the ability to track and display basic feature such as Duration, Relationship, Milestones, start and end date, Resources calendars and Graphic display using Gantt and Network chart. Feature to look for when choosing project management software include compatibility with existing software at the company or it vendors and the Basic feature. In Advanced feature, more complex project look for advanced features such as Issue tracking that track problems, actions, resolution. Project portfolio management that track and compare groups of related project s. Automatic resource leveling and alert when resource is over-schedule,. Document management feature that track contract, bids, scope changes and Incident. In collaboration, team member should be able to view the product schedule where some software product require the use of the server on the internet that is open to team members and vendors who have valid password and other software are very expensive that require the use of the server on the internet that is open to project team members only.
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