The reasons are undoubtedly myriad and complex. One possible explanation is that most project management tools are focused on helping the custom developer manage the internal complexities of a project and fall far short when it comes to managing external customer expectations around scope, schedule and budget.
Over the course of a project, communication becomes a big problem as status reports are sometimes irregular, usually uninformative, and often calculated with data from an increasingly stale baseline project plan that is rarely, if ever updated with true rigor. In the end, most customers end up angry and frustrated when due dates keep slipping and budgets skyrocket.
A new web tool called gapZEN was launched this week to solve these problems. Based on the proven process laid out in Harvard’s book Project Management for Profit, gapZEN can be used in conjunction with other project management tools to give project customers more firepower to mitigate risk and ensure they are only paying for work completed on-time and on-budget.
Visit www.gapzen.com today to participate in the beta and sign up for a free 30 day trial.
gapZEN was founded in 2013 by the authors of Harvard’s book Project Management for Profit (http://www.amazon.com/