What is project management automation?
It’s a process of technology to improve processes efficiency with almost no human assistance, which means you completing basic project management tasks without personal intervention.
Why should I automate my project management?
By automating project management you offload routine, time-consuming, administrative work from your employees to concentrate on more valuable tasks. Besides, automation reduces the human element in the processes, which allows for more predictable work results.
Can automation replace humans in project management?
Not fully and not in the near future. Although automation allows performing many tasks and more efficiently than people can, there are the human elements of project management that software can’t assess that easily. It can’t assess team morale or help employees improve their weaknesses. Automation is great for simplifying the work on routine tasks and processes to free up the time for more important ones, which results in greater efficiency overall. Besides, it allows project managers to concentrate on improving their skills in strategy development, conflict resolution, digital literacy, stakeholder management, not wasting time on minor tasks that can be automated.
How do I create relations and dependencies between tasks via workflows?
You will have to select the required task and fill in 'Next Steps' section on the platform, namely the conditions for the 'On Success', 'On Failure' and 'On Time Out' transitions, indicating the necessary task and describing the conditions.
Can I see how much time was spent on a project?
Yes, you can see it through the time spent on workflows related to the project. We have a Dashboard where you can see the time and date the workflow has started. There are also startup parameters of the workflow and its Execution History that shows the entire history of executing tasks and transitions.
What is the difference between workflow automation and project management automation?
The main differences between workflow automation and project management automation are in their durations, impact, and roles. Projects are temporary, usually one-time things, when workflows are functional, repetitive processes within a business process. Workflows can be stand-alone processes like appointment scheduling, or run and impact all aspects of a business and transcend whole departments and projects. The roles of project management are tasks planning, overseeing, and directing, when workflows deals with connecting those tasks. Basically, workflows make project management run smoothly from stage to stage.
How can I increase productivity with Processica project management automation?
You can increase productivity by scheduling tasks in scope of your project’ deadlines, selecting employees according to required skill for each assignment, rescheduling it automatically if needed, saving your team's time and reducing manual work. Besides, you can organize effective cross-departmental communication and get approval from the responsible employees in a few clicks to negotiate your project at any stage to make your work process fast and effective.
What collaborative features are in Processica?
We perform collaboration through workflows for team communication via emails, chats, SMS. You can also upload and send necessary files within the framework of a customized workflow.