Boost the success of your engineering projects: with reliable processes and agile teamwork

With Project Office, make teamwork that is simultaneously agile and reliable your standard procedure. Achieve agreed results within the defined schedule and budgetary framework. The principle: Planning, controlling and implementation do not take place separately but proceed hand-in-hand based on the same information and specifications – at all times and everywhere within your worldwide project and program organization.

The benefits for management and teams

  • Find the optimum blend of agility and reliability
  • For enterprise-wide project organizations
  • Make processes faster
  • Better team performance
  • Better data for project control
Study by the Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement (German Association for Project Management): 3 of the 4 main challenges in projects

Find the optimum combination of agility and reliability

You know the story: Conventional tools with sophisticated scheduling functions, on the one hand, and ever more modern collaboration tools, on the other. One thing is clear: Projects that do not always run according to the book are successful if planning, control and monitoring work hand-in-hand. That is exactly what Project Office makes possible. A place where project managers can directly see the progress of the project. And where the planning specifications for the teams are an immediate component of their information environment.

Ready for all your projects worldwide

Support distributed teams
Your company wants to undertake reliable projects that use best practices and observe all compliance regulations. How can your project organization achieve that when you often have to deal with hundreds of projects in distributed teams that are sometimes working across the globe?

Enterprise class infrastructure
The prerequisite is a properly prepared infrastructure. Starting with web access using state-of-the-art HTML5 technology, through multilingual GUIs, multi-project and multi-program support, comprehensive template mechanisms and on to a high-performance security and permissions system. Project Office is precisely this enterprise class infrastructure for your project organization.

Speed up your processes

Digital workflows
Projects depend on the right timing. It is becoming increasingly important for staff to be able to work together unhindered. A vital module that makes this possible is digital workflows. These do two very important things by providing immediate information on impending tasks and, wherever possible, supporting parallel processing. Because no paper is involved and all the current information (product, project and change records) is available to all stakeholders in digital form.

Encourage collaboration

More value added and less administration
Agile teams and enterprises focus on value added and achieve this with less administrative overhead. The project plan provides a lightweight outline structure. And the teams record and manage the often immense volume of information items such as documents, issues, discussions or markups in a decentralized way in their own areas of responsibility. Here, the top-down and bottom-up approaches work together hand-in-hand.

Information logistics that gives staff what they need
Thanks to its high-performance information logistics, Project Office makes the right information available at the right time and in the right place. You can even map the structure of the product to be delivered by the project. Present user stories directly in the project backlog or on the task board of the teams. And connect open issues and comments directly with the deliverables.

Provide management with data for well-informed decisions

Management by exception and drill-down
Given the large number of different projects, the best way to support management is to use the principles of management by exception and drill-down. Automatically focus attention on the genuinely problematic projects and risks with key figures such as earned value, milestone trends and FMEA. And help controllers and management to make well-informed assessments by revealing underlying causes almost at the touch of a button.

Real-time controlling
Project Office supplies the necessary data and reports and, by integrating planning and implementation, ensures that controlling functions as it should in real time.

The seamless integration of project and documentation management was a vital factor in our choice of Project Office.
Jan Poppendieck, Head of the ICE 3 redesign project at DB Fernverkehr AG

Everything to make your project a success – powered by CONTACT Elements

Powered by CONTACT Elements means: You use the world's most modern platform and technology to manage and complete your engineering projects. Project Office supports you with a comprehensive portfolio of applications and best practices. Like Lego, CONTACT Elements' modular design principle stands for solutions that are far more than the sum of their parts: each outstanding in its own right, together something unique.

Get to know the Project Office modules better!

Product Management
Quality & Compliance
Product Architecture
Product Elaboration
Industrialization
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Core Services
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Principles & Methods

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