>Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 09:01:46 -0400
>From: David Curling
>Subject: Re: Management of project related information
>Further on the Project MIS. Also Harvey Levine has a decent article
>on "repositories" in one of the latest pmNetworks.
>Keep in touch.
>>From: "Chris H. Maryssael"
>>Subject: Re: Management of project related information
>>Date: Sun, 17 Aug 1997 09:33:59 +0800
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>>From: Peter White
>>Date: Saturday, 16 August 1997 0:51
>>Subject: Management of project related information
>>>I'm looking for advice or suggestions on the integrated management of all
>>the information related to a project.
>>>Reasonably large project that will probably run up to two years with a core
>>project team of up to 10 (part & full time) with sub contractors who will in
>>some cases be co-located with the core team but in others remotely located.
>>>Process broadly will be - requirements - tender - responses - develop -
>>implement - review.
>>>It is expected that a significant amount of data/information will be
>>gathered/produced during this process, including, word documents,
>>specifications, spatial, designs, images, scanned information, etc. that
>>will in many cases be required to be updated. As well as the normal project
>>related requirements, schedule, resources, costs, etc.
>>>This information will be required to be easily available at various stages
>>to all members of the project team and the sub-contractors and for audit
>>>Is any one aware of a single integrated tool that can manage this type of
>>information or how do other project managers go about managing projects that
>>generate significant amounts of information.
>>My previous reply:
>> I think that tool exists, already "tailored" for you, ... and right here in
>> Let me contact the company which has developed (and still is developing)
>>that program, and I will come back to you soon.
>>I have contacted OSS Enterprises Pty Ltd about the above mentioned tool you
>>are looking for and hereunder is their answer:
>>From: Pierre Van Osselaer
>>Date: Sunday. 17 August 1997 8:42
>>To: Chris Maryssael
>>Subject: Project Management - IMS
>>In reply to your e-mail regarding integrated management of all information
>>related to a project, I confirm that we do indeed have a tool that may be
>>appropriate, or can be customised to fit the requirements. In order to
>>establish the relevance of our tool please note:
>>The tool is called IMS (Integrated Management System). It is developed in
>>Filemaker Pro 3 (for Apple, Windows 95 or Windows NT) and is part of a
>>series of tools that also include a document/notes management system for
>>research, a library/records management system (under development), and a
>>number of ancillary modules most of which concern the management of special
>>processes. IMS itself is a tool designed to manage medium to large size
>>projects and includes the following: contact management (clients and
>>suppliers), staff registration, project tracking (project, stage, task,
>>component), budgeting, tendering, reporting for contract and control,
>>timesheet entry and occupation reporting, invoicing, account modules
>>including project allocation and integration of disbursements in project
>>costing, project costing reporting as well as other financial and
>>Several Perth-based companies are using slightly modified versions of the
>>IMS tool. They include a group of engineering companies involved in large
>>construction projects in Australia and Malaysia, an ecological survey
>>company working on major projects for industry and local government, a
>>maritime transport agency, management service companies, and a printing
>>IMS includes links to modules controlling documents, categories, and notes.
>>Electronic documents can be attached to elements of the system and can be
>>opened from within IMS.
>>The primary help system of IMS includes the interactive display at field
>>level of the description and purpose of the information stored in the
>>field. IMS is menu driven.
>>IMS establishes an audit trail of all transactions, including date, time,
>>unique transaction identifier, and user access.
>>IMS is currently under reconstruction to accommodate new forms of navigation
>>between elements of the system. The new version should be available within
>>a fortnight. It runs on both Mac and Windows. It requires Filemaker Pro 3.
>>IMS is, by design, a flexible tool that can be adapted to a variety of
>>IMS is not, as such, an off-the-shelve product. We offer customising where
>>The current purchase price of IMS is AUD1500. Customising is per agreement.
>>It is based on an hourly rate of AUD135 for analysis and AUD85 for coding,
>>incidental costs if incurred. Invoices on customising are rendered at
>>completion of agreed segments.
>>If more information or a demo version are required, please do not hesitate
>>to contact me.
>>All the best.
>>Pierre Van Osselaer.
>>OSS Enterprises Pty Ltd.
>>I had seen a preview of this tool few months ago and, then, thought that it
>>could be the solution and the answer to a lot of problems encountered by
>>Project Managers (including myself).
>>Chris H. Maryssael CHM & Co. Pty Ltd
>>Managing Director Project Management Services
>>Western Australia Phone: +(61-8) 9385 5152
>>E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org URL:>>E-mail: email@example.com URL: http://chm.merriweb.com.au
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