Mistake #4: Use other or complimentary systems the “same old way.”
Instead, leverage the full feature-set (at no extra cost!) to eliminate (or reduce) the need to spend time in other tools. For example, if the new project management tool includes a micro-blogging feature, try to encourage team members to use that in lieu of e-mail. Or, get rid of that old time tracking system and use the one that comes with the new project management software. Ditto for document sharing, wikis, bug trackers, client extranets and more. Besides cutting costs, it will keep team members engaged in the tool, ensuring the most accurate project information at any given time.
A major transformation is taking place in how organizations use project management software.
Instead of being the sole province of the project managers, the rise of online project management applications heralds a new era of collaboration across the enterprise.
The challenge, of course, is getting the organization to embrace online project management in the first place, so here are some tips to get you started.