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Project Management Software Project Insight Chosen by RuggedCom

(March 06, 2012)

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/12 -- Project management software, Project Insight is being used by RuggedCom in Concord, Ontario, Canada. RuggedCom designs and manufactures industrially hardened communication IP routers and Ethernet devices that are meant to withstand harsh electrical and climactic environments. Project Insight's project and portfolio management software helps the project team at RuggedCom manage their growing list of projects effectively.

Challenges
At RuggedCom, the product development lifecycle projects are all interrelated; the hardware engineers develop the modules for projects and the software engineers develop software to correlate with the hardware needs. Due to exponential growth over the past ten years, RuggedCom found that Excel was no longer an effective tool to manage the complex interdependencies among their projects. The Quality Manager for the engineering department explained, "Excel sheets showed work breakdowns but they did not effectively communicate project plans across departments."

Solution
RuggedCom's engineering department needed a project management solution that would:

  • Manage the growing number of projects efficiently
  • Handle cross project dependencies and tasks
  • Communicate project plans, status and time reports clearly among departments

The project team needed a system that manages the entire product development lifecycle from planning, design, programming, execution to quality assurance (QA), spanning multiple departments. They required a solution that was easy to use, had a graphical overview of all projects and tasks, and one that offered cross project dependencies.


Results
The adoption of Project Insight was simple and swift. The project and portfolio management software assisted in defining the milestones of a project as well as establishes a common terminology. After implementing Project Insight, the team at RuggedCom has experienced improved interaction among departments as deliverables are now clearly communicated. The manager ecstatically said, "Project Insight has raised project awareness and improved interaction between departments." Project Insight serves as a single focal point. When the engineering department used Excel, project artifacts were scattered, but now everything is available through the project web application.

About Project Insight™
Project Insight, project management software, is powerful for project managers, easy for everyone. Project Insight offers a SaaS edition as well as an on-premise edition. Project Insight's software supports The Project Management Institute, Inc.'s (PMI) standards, and is compliant with the PMBOK® Guide. Project Insight and Metafuse are registered trademarks of Metafuse, Inc. Other brands are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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