Where is it all going from here?
The proliferation of personal computers and software programs for project managers has led many business professionals to believe that managing a project is as easy as putting the right information into the computer. But the reality is much different. This article looks at the shortcomings of relying on computers and software to manage a project. In doing so, it describes the advantages of using computers, the need for a common language among software developers creating project management programs, and the role that these developers must play in helping bridge the gaps between various individuals contributing to a project's implementation. It then explains why software companies need to develop user-friendly project management programs that help project team members communicate more effectively.