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Introduction

Project Manager allows Project Managers and stakeholders to raise and manage programmes and projects. Bring together scheduling, resources, project plans, tasks, costs, and much more to plan and manage your projects. With the use of the Hornbill's Business Process Manager, build projects that follow anything from a simple workflow to an industry-standard Project Management processes.

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Portfolio Management allows the management of multiple Programmes, each containing multiple projects. If you have the Programme Manager role, you will have visibility of all programmes.
The project portfolio provides a list of the active projects that you are a stakeholder in. Projects where you are not either the Project Manager or a Stakeholder will not be available from this view unless you have the Project Portfolio Manager role which grants visibility to all projects in the portfolio.
The Overview Tab give a stakeholder a quick view of the current state of the Project. At a glance, you are able to see the milestones, the tasks being worked on, and some key Project information.
The Project Details provides information about the project's purpose and scope. View this information to know more about the goals of the project.
Milestones are key points in a project, they can be used to indicate if the project work is on track to meet the completion date for the project.
Some projects can change dramatically in scope over the course of their life cycle. Record individual scope changes to the project and how it impacts the overall cost and delivery.
Tasks are a key aspect of all projects. Plan, schedule and assign tasks that are required to fulfil your project.
View and Analyse Project Resources
Associate related entities to the project and define how they are related. It is possible to relate Change and Release Requests, Services and Configuration Items if the Service Manager Application is also installed on your instance.
Understanding and managing the budget sources of a project can be complicated. Associate multiple budget lines to the project if it is funded from multiple sources.
Understanding and managing the costs associated with a project is an important consideration. Associate estimated and actual costs to the project.
Add and manage project Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependancies
Knowing how you are performing in different aspects of your project is vital. Introduce and manage RAG tolerances for different areas of your project.
Manage the members of the project, assign roles and give them access to your projects and have them available to be assigned project tasks.
  • Documents
The Document option is part of the Document Manager Plug-in to Project Manager. See Project Manager Plug-ins
Upload attachments relevant to your project
Add clickable links (URL's) to your project
The activity stream is a notification mechanism and conversation space for the project. It lists project relevant discussions for the project stakeholders, and allows them to collaborate on it's content.
The audit history records all adds, edits or deletions for project entities such as milestones, tasks, risks, costs and stakeholders
If you have the Project Administrator role, you can define the tags that are available in Hornbill Project Manager. Tags are a great way of adding multiple categorisations to existing projects
A project manager can configure which features of the project they want to use on a project by project basis

Plug-ins

A very powerful aspect to Hornbill is the ability of the different Apps to work together. Below are some of these plug-ins between Project Manager and other Hornbill Apps

  • Service Manager
With Service Manager installed, Project Stakeholders can relate Requests, Assets and Services to Projects. In order to use this feature, Project Manager users will require a Service Manager subscription.
Using Hornbill's Integration Bridge (iBridge) you can raise a new Project from a business process running against a Service Manager request. This is useful if you want to allow users to submit project requests via the self service portals using Service Manager's catalog items and then from the request, if the project is validated / approved a new project can be automatically raised using the iBridge options and invoking Project Templates and or passing in request variables to the new Project.
  • Document Manager
With Document Manager installed, Project Stakeholders can search for and relate documents they have access to with the projects.
  • Board Manager
With Board Manager installed, Project Stakeholders can place and move projects on boards both within the current project and also on external boards.
Add custom buttons to your project forms. Use these to cloud / browser based services, and or invoke iBridge operations at a point in time.
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