A few weeks ago, I chatted "OpusView" with Bloor analyst David Norfolk for an article he published on the Bloor Research site last week.
David confirmed what all of us at IdeasCast already knew: OpusView actively encourages collaborative working in practice – not just in theory like much of its competition. It's great to have this recognized and acknowledged by an independent industry expert.
One of the things David picked up is, as a new-to-market tool, “OpusView is still actively developing.” Next month's release includes significant enhancements primarily based on user feedback. We’ve added Resource Allocation which gives visibility of your teams' current project commitments. This feature helps to balance workloads and easily locate available resources for new activities. We've also built a REST API to enable data exchange with other tools, extending the value of OpusView further across the Enterprise.
It was humbling to read David’s comment that OpusView “is inventing a new category".
My vision was to create a Socialized Project Management solution that provides a framework for continual predictive project success, so we're excited to be recognized as leading the way here and for bringing new ideas to help organizations foster a more in-depth, purposeful, cross-functional engagement.
“OpusView is more than just a collaboration tool, because of its focus on business outcomes; but it also offers richer capabilities than the usual simplistic Gantt chart manipulation.”
One aspect of OpusView David sees as a significant differentiator is OpusView’s sophisticated use of Templates. Bloor called this our "secret sauce” - enabling continual process improvement and dissemination of ‘good practice’. OpusViews templates are not just ready-to-go structures for launching a project but also reusable cross-project components. Our partner Xeau will be exploring templates in more detail as part of their upcoming webinar series.
As for our capacity to manage risk, Bloor likes our user-friendly heat map interface for visualizing project risks. David also highlights how we handle ‘residual risk’ rather than assuming mitigation is always 100% effective.
Although David wrote about “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, it was great to see so many positive comments about OpusView. To see what else David said, check out the article in full.
If your business would benefit from an effective collaboration tool that improves team cohesion and optimizes project working, get in touch with us today for more info or to arrange a demo. We'd love to show you our "Good, Bad and Ugly"!