Donnerstag, 31. Januar 2019

Blockchain in Clinical Trials

Pfizer and Genentech Turn To Ethereum Blockchain

sunny lake: Community-based clinical research

Big Pharma Seeks DLT Solution for Drug Costs

Blockchain technology for improving clinical research quality

Silicon Valley Business Institute | Blockchain | GDIS 2018 Project Launch

Panel 1: The Future of Healthcare, Powered by Blockchain

Pharma Integrates 2018: Blockchain: More efficient and secure

H2020, GDPR, MDR and International Clinical Trial Regulation Blockchain Integrates CRO Solution from ClinicalStudio.EU to Manage Compliance with Smartillions Smart Contracts

Blockchain: Understanding Its Uses and Implications

Samstag, 26. Januar 2019

Coworking, Cafe, Events - in Zürich and around

Coworking is a self-directed, collaborative, flexible and voluntary work that is based on mutual trust and the sharing of common core values between its participants.

Coworking Lounge,
Tessinerplatz 7, 8002 Zurich

ImpactHUB Zurich 
Sihlquai 131
8005 Zürich

Selnaustrasse 25

Hardturmstrasse 66
CH-8005 Zürich

Strassburgstrasse 15, 


Dienstag, 1. Januar 2019

Project Management Software

  • What is a Project Management System or Project Management Software? 
  • Is there a common understanding on functionality of such system and if it is needed at all? 
  • What systems project managers use for projects?
Project Management System should be one to help Project Managers to manage Projects. The word "project" originally meant "before an action" or plan of something. Projects are defined by PMI as Temporary endeavor (having start and end) to create a unique product, service or result. Project managers are to manage timelines, budget and scope. PMI  defines 5 process groups (from start to end) and 10 knowledge areas.

Project Management Software definition in Wikipedia is vague and open to interpretations:
  • 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
Definition of Project Management Information System (PMIS) in Wikipedia is also far from being exact: 
  • Project management information system can vary from something as simple as a File system containing Microsoft Excel documents, to a full blown enterprise PMIS software.
  • A project management system (PMS) could be a part of a PMIS or sometimes an external tool beside project management information system. PMS is basically an aggregation of the processes, tools, techniques, methodologies, resources, and procedures to manage a project. What a PMIS does is to manage all stakeholders in a project such as the project owner, client, contractors, sub-contractors, in-house staff, workers, managers etc
Wikipedia also proved a list of project manager systems, comparing software not by function but by License, Programming language, if this is web based, on-premises or Saas : Comparison of project management software

Searching for definition of Project Management Software (or System) on google, brings a lot of paid advertisements of tools. Many system offer a free 30 days trial or, as Proggio, can even be free for 1 project and limited number of users.

There is a good collection of Project Management Software @ Capterra with a possibility to benchmark systems by platform, features, client rating etc. Comparison of Celoxis, JIRA, LiquidPlanned and Monday is below as example:

Despite there are so many systems and tools, the question about Project Management Software and availability of good systems is still open.