PM Central's powerful components were built for teamwork, so you can streamline planning, focus on goals, and accomplish more.
- Portfolio Site: Global view of all projects
- Department Site: Filtered view of selected projects
- Project Site: Comprehensive project details
Extend the capability of your project management tools with other Bamboo products
including, Time Tracking and Management, Workflow Conductor and Discussion Board Plus. PM Central also integrates with Microsoft Project.
Ultimate PM toolbox
PM Central provides a complete project management solution, right at your fingertips:
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- Interactive KPIs highlighting project details
- Centralized resource management
- Tailored task and issue notifications
- All of your tools, all in one place
Our interactive Gantt chart provides you with a clear, uncomplicated picture of your project's plan. Whether you track projects with milestones, or a WBS schedule eight layers deep, comprehensive task management is at your fingertips.
Drag and drop items to change the project structure, view the critical path, and define parent/child relationships, all from the interactive user interface.
Easy project transfer
Already have a project plan created in MS Project? Effortlessly import your project plan into PM Central with the Bamboo MS Project Import tool.
Have your project outlined in Excel? Save time by copying and pasting the project structure from Excel directly into the project's Gantt chart.
Real time insights
As tasks are updated, customizable views let you instantly identify whether any tasks are late, monitor schedule status, measure baseline deviation, and track task costs.
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With KPI dashboards, project and portfolio health is available at a glance via dynamically updated displays, providing drill-down access to additional information as needed.
Use key performance indicators to easily keep track of parameters such as risks, schedules, and issues across multiple projects.
Manage project risks
Get immediate insight into your project's identified risks. Visually gauge the severity, impact and probability of an event, and quickly identify risks that need to be mitigated to keep your project on the path to success.
View displays and chart progress across your entire project portfolio.
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Navigate to dashboard data sources and click to quickly find detailed information.
Built-in tools help eliminate communication barriers, making it easier for teams to stay connected. The centralization of project artifacts ensures that everyone knows exactly where to find what they need, improving performance and efficiency.
Keep teams engaged
Project discussion boards help team members share new ideas and capture recent developments, sparking innovations and promoting project success!
Quickly send email notifications to your entire project team to keep everyone in the loop and focused on the same goal.
No deadlines pass unnoticed thanks to automatic email notifications that are sent when task dates are approaching or overdue.
'My Summary' displays provide focus, showing only assigned tasks, issues and risks, which can be updated for one project or all assigned projects.
Keep project meetings and events organized in a color-coded calendar so your team stays informed.
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Configurable tooltips show just the event data you need, without a single click.
Store, share and review all of your project files easily and securely. SharePoint's document libraries simplify collaboration with bulk upload functionality and clear audit trails that let you easily track document changes.
Organize your content in the way that works best for your users. Whether or not you actually create folders in your document library, your team will see the familiar folder navigation they know and love.
Sometimes you will have project documents that require privacy and confidentiality. SharePoint's built-in security model gives you the peace of mind that eyes-only content will only be visible to the appropriate users.
Intuitive document check-in and check-out features allow you to make sure that everyone on the team is working with the most up-to-date version of documents, simplifying collaboration.
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An audit history can be maintained so that older document versions can be easily viewed and restored.
Effortlessly see the information you need to understand your portfolio's performance with predefined reports and dashboards. Concise views and charts let you instantly gain the insight you need to make informed business decisions.
No more manually compiled reports! Leverage automatically-updated charts and reports to gain visual insight into portfolio performance, resource work or project costs.
Export content to Excel to create customized reports.
All your project information is easily accessible from a centralized location that allows managers and stakeholders to quickly see information about every project or the portfolio as a whole.
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Efficiently balancing project resources across your portfolio just got easier with predefined reports that provide the information you need. See how resources are being allocated across multiple projects, and review task assignments to identify opportunities for fine-tuning resource utilization.
See the big picture
The aggregated Gantt chart displays resource assignments across all projects, and instantly identifies concurrent assignments, as well as available resources who are "on the bench."
Switch views to gain additional visibility into team workload.
Identify who among your project team is overcommitted or underutilized, and gain valuable insight into the total number of resource hours assigned.
Find the right resource
Need a graphic designer starting in March? A software developer in June? The easy-to-use search feature lets you quickly identify available resources with the skillset you need, when you need it.
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Create customized templates that are tailored to reflect your organization's evolving project management process, and ensure best practice standards are maintained from one project to the next.
Create customized project templates to support your organization's process requirements.
Bamboo Services can help determine how best to configure this powerful SharePoint project management software to meet your business needs.
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