Demand management is the process of evaluating all proposals that would impact current and future projects (project demands, ideas, and change requests). Orchestra allows you to take control of this valuable source through coherent and effective demand management, enabling you to:
Once project possibilities are identified, the portfolio manager gets a set of projects that must be qualified, prioritized and validated. He needs to analyze the overall coherence of the organization’s projects so that duplicates are avoided, resources are focused on value-added projects and load is balanced throughout the year.
Orchestra lets you easily manage and control your project planning, from the most basic tasks to the most elaborate one. Just a few clicks will take you to the interactive Gantt chart, a to-do list or a Kanban board. From there, you can use project templates to create a simple plan for collaboration, a detailed list of tasks and milestones, or effectively combine different planning methods (waterfall, agile, stage-gate…)
Orchestra gives a global and detailed view on project assignments, non-project activities and resource days-off. Resource managers can configure Orchestra to fit their internal process (role or named resources, assignment rules and workflows, timesheets entries and control…).
Orchestra’s cost management features give project managers the ability to plan, track, and analyze the financial performance of projects. The module allows for management of budgets on a global scale or in minute detail, accounting for categories like labor, expenses, materials and equipment.
Decision-makers can no longer be satisfied with just “seeing” what’s going on. They need to anticipate and act. As a collaborative solution, Orchestra promotes communication and connects all stakeholders involved in project and portfolio management. Decision-makers get real-time control of their portfolio so they can now take decisions based on past findings, real-time monitoring, and forecasting.