Difference between online collaboration & online project management

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It’s surprising to see how many people confuse between the two and use these two interchangeably. This can lead to confusion and even issues while choosing the most appropriate solution for ones needs.

If you are talking about online Project Management software, then important aspects of project management have to be incorporated — like task scheduling, gantt chart reporting, resource scheduling, ability to track project timeline and milestones.  Without these core features, the solution could probably be a online file share platform in a central place

If you are taking about Project Collaboration software then aspects like file sharing, file check-in/out, discussion forums, issue trackers, task assignment etc are central to the solution. Aspects like access control, email integration, mobile interfaces also become important NFR areas for such platforms

In an ideal world, (and from a project perspective, everything is one project)  there should be single platform for both project management + project collaboration. There are few solutions that provide the amalgamation of  the two but still one needs to be aware of which part is what.

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2 thoughts on “Difference between online collaboration & online project management

    Online Collaboration Software said:
    October 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    There are many benefits to using an Online Collaboration Software when you are working on projects with a team that is spread out across the world. Even if your entire team is in the same country it can be hard to meet up in person to discuss important details of any project. Here we will tell you a few of the benefits that an online collaboration software can offer you when you are working on medium or large projects with a large team. There are many more benefits than this but you will understand from these few things how greatly valuable this tool can be for your business.

    Kevin peterson said:
    May 22, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Good article explaining difference between online collaboration & online project management. One can use various online collaboration tools such as WebEx, gomeetnow, gotomeeting, on premise RHUB appliances etc. in order to conduct webinars, web conferences, online meetings etc.

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