City councils across Australia need the ability to monitor overall project progress and risk, so they can control budgets and remain transparently accountable to their electorates.
One company addressing this challenge is Brisbane-based cloud specialist, 6YS.
Their customer wanted a single project-management system, so that senior managers could easily monitor progress, better align budgets with plans, and improve the governance of complex, multi-project programs.
After examining the options and with help from 6YS, the council transferred 1,200 existing and upcoming projects into Microsoft Project Server 2010, which 6YS hosts for them in the cloud.
With all projects managed on a single platform, council staff can monitor progress more diligently, appropriately prioritise spending, and better avert the risks of project over-runs.