BrightWork – The Streamlined Project Management Office

By February 7, 2014 No Comments

Over the past several years we have worked with many organisations who undertake multiple simultaneous projects. A common pain point is the struggle to achieve an overall “project management office” or “executive level” overview which offers complete visibility across all of their projects at once. There are many tools available to manage single projects vertically such as Microsoft Project, however for an organisation running multiple projects at one time the ability to understand the big picture is often a tedious and time consuming process. Project Management Offices are often invested in significantly to manually collect, store and present a summary of this information.

The solution? BrightWork – a single tool which gives project teams a real-time environment to collaborate in and management teams complete overview and control across all projects.

Some other features which make this tool great are:

  • Resource Management: full visibility into allocation, availability and utilisation.
  • Sophisticated visual reporting and metrics.
  • Control over costing and budgeting, allocated vs. actual project costs.
  • A pre-defined task and reports set covering many different project types.
  • Customisable and flexible to evolve with your organisations practices.

Our dedicated BrightWork consultants have a Project Management background. Their aim is to reduce your project office running costs and improve your project success rate. The first step in the process is an obligation free assessment which will analyse your existing project management processes and qualify the benefits of implementing the BrightWork project management tool which may include reduced resourcing costs, increased team productivity and a higher level of project risk mitigation.

Deploying an IT system in an organisation is often seen as a daunting task. The approach to implementing BrightWork is focused around a Rapid Start > Continuously Evolve methodology. For organisations which already have Microsoft SharePoint, our consultants can have BrightWork deployed and running within 1-2 days. It comes pre-populated with 20 templates which allow organisations instant return on investment. Additional templates, dashboards and customisations can then be implemented over time as required to further enhance the process.

XVT is the sole Australian partner for BrightWork. We have successfully deployed the solution for clients across a range of industries including both Local and Global organisations such as; Parmalat, Department of Education (TAS), Melbourne Olympic Parks Trust {Rod Laver Arena (15,000 seats), Westpac Centre, Hisense Arena, National Tennis Centre, AAMI Park (30,050 seats), Olympic Park Oval}, Tafe New England (NSW), Pymbles Ladies College (NSW), RACQ (QLD) and Northern Territory Police.