Prior to Project Insight, the Project Management Office (PMO) relied on Microsoft Project desktop, Excel and Word to manage projects and project-related documents. There was also a separate in-house tool to perform any tracking, filing, costing, and creating customized reports. Because of these different systems, there was no way to view all project schedules from one place. It was also difficult to locate various documents related to multiple projects.
- Experienced difficulty tracking multiple project schedules as they were managed in Microsoft Project desktop, a single-user application
- Lacked a central location for all team members to access all project documents
- Required a way to standardize projects for rapid re-use
The company needed a more standardized process and a simpler way to initiate similar projects without having to reinvent the wheel. Moreover, there wasn't a way to give new team members or junior project managers the ability to look back at the history and learn.