SQM.project: for project
management and more
SQM.project is a very flexible online instrument
for the management and evaluation of larger projects. However, its
capabilities include much more than the usual project management functions. SQM.project
is an instrument for collecting, treating and sharing all kinds of
structured information associated with a project. A strong emphasis lies
on qualitative and quantitative multidimensional appraisals.
Just as in conventional project management software, a task management
helps to organise the process.
Each task has an own flexibly configurable online form which can be used
- data collection
- multidimensional qualitative and quantitative appraisals
- data treatment and synthesis
In order to facilitate broad enquiries, "invited visitors" can
be given access to a specific form over the internet. Appropriate reports
can be defined in order to present the results.
A library of preconfigured and
editable tasks and forms help to design appropriate processes for different
purposes in a short period of time. Such libraries for different
purposes will grow over time.
As in all SQM instruments the SQM analysis framework provides a coherent
structure for appraisals in view of sustainable development. A variety
of forms and tools make it easy to involve external expertise and groups of
SQM.project facilitates the
cooperation of geographically dispersed teams by providing a common
framework, excellent overview thanks to a central database and advanced
For a more detailed description see the technical
SQM.project will be available early in 2004.
The use of SQM online instruments is governed by licenses. For such a
license SQM-praxis charges a price which depends on the duration, on the
instrument and on the performance parameters that have been agreed.
The establishment of a license includes the appointment of an
"administrator" who governs its use. He, in turn, can appoint
"editors" with specific and differentiated reading and editing
rights. Every user of the system has to identify himself by a personal
An SQM.project license is
characterised by the number of projects that can be carried out with it (the
administrator fills in a list) and by the number of tasks that can be
handled in one project.
SQM-praxis will offer a range of standard licenses of different sizes. In
order to ensure a good reputation of the product, the administrators of
larger licenses will have to participate in appropriate training courses.