February 6, 2012 in Business (E)
[prMac.com] Dublin, Ohio - FourthFrame Technologies today is pleased to introduce SG Project OnePage 1.0 for iPad, the latest addition to their series of Simple Genius project management apps for Mac OS X and iOS. The Business app's one-page approach is extremely powerful, because its constraints force project managers to focus on what is most important, enabling them and other stakeholders to quickly absorb the status of each project. Featuring flexible import/export and sharing, the app is an ideal solution for keeping management and sponsors/clients up to date.
SG Project OnePage uses a novel approach to documenting and managing projects called 12-by-12 Project Management, in which each project is represented on a single page, in a very specific format. The page has 12 horizontal rows that represent 12 tasks that make up the project plan. In the vertical direction, there are 12 columns that define time blocks. Each Project has a start date/time and a time scale. The time scale can be hours, days, weeks, months, quarters, or years. For example, one project may start at 10 a.m. on the first day of the year and run for 12 hours, and another project may start on the same date/time and run for 12 months.
Each of the 12 tasks can be assigned an Owner so that it is clear who is accountable for that part of the project. And the format supports tracking planned and forecasted costs, cost variances for the whole project, green/amber/red status indicators, project objectives, and overall project status comments. By design, the text fields in SG Project OnePage, such as Task Names, Project Objectives, and Project Status Notes are limited to two compact lines of text. This forces users to be very concise and choose each word carefully in order to communicate the full status. The result is a consistent, high level, and complete picture of the status of any project on a single page. For some projects, the 12-by-12 format will be adequate and a great tool for managing the project. In other cases, the format is useful as a top-level reporting tool, where a more detailed plan is maintained using another tool, such as SG Project Pro.
* Create multiple projects and quickly switch between them
* Build a 12-by-12, OnePage project plan with simple tapping and typing
* Specify project goals and status, and keeping them visible at all times
* Assign owners to tasks in order to ensure accountability
* Share projects in PDF, SGP, and XML formats quickly with the Share button
* Document project costs and current forecasts
* Email a one-page PDF of each project to management quickly from within the app
* Use integrated Dropbox support to share project data with teammates
* Share data on a projector using VGA support
* Export to PDF or XML and email directly to the project team from within the app
SG Project OnePage helps users document and manage Projects, and they can create any number of Projects. Typically, the Project data is entered directly into the app, but it can also be imported from a file in a specific XML format (export in XML compatible with MS Project is also supported). SG Project OnePage generates PDF documents that can be exported, emailed, or saved to Dropbox directly from within the app. And most significantly, the app also saves to native SGP files, its most comprehensive data format, for seamless integration with every other iOS and OS X app in the Simple Genius Project Management Apps Suite.
"There are times when less is more, and SG Project OnePage's single page status reports is a good example," stated Ty Jacobs of FourthFrame. "This app joins our suite of project management apps, including: SG Risk Log, SG Action Log, SG Project Pro, and SG Project (iPad); SG Project Pro and SG Project (Mac OS X Lion); and SG Project Go (iPhone)."
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* 1.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
SG Project OnePage 1.0 is $9.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Review copies are available on request.
FourthFrame Technologies is a privately held company, located in Dublin Ohio, and founded in 2003 by veteran software developers to supply software talent on a contract and consulting basis and to develop exciting software products on cutting-edge platforms including mobile platforms such as iPhone and iPad. Simple Genius Apps, SG Project, and SG Project Pro are Copyright (C) 2003-2012 FourthFrame Technologies. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.