ProjectWork for Education
Software for education in project management
Teaching project management
Project management is widely used to achieve results in a planned and controlled way. Teaching project management can benefit from practical exercises with project aspects like phases, tasks, resources, documentation, communication, cost, progress, backlogs, etc. Possible exercises are creating and maintaining a WBS breakdown with Gantt time chart, resource management, calculating a budget, defining sprints, etc. Educated students can then use project management skills in their study or work.
Online distance learning
Teacher and student are not always in the same place, which can make teaching with locally installed software and local files difficult. New state-of-the-art cloud storage, like Google Drive, in combination with the appropriate project planning software, allows for remote teaching in a collaborative and real-time way. This can be done individually or in class, where everyone sees the same schedule while it is being edited. Online education and collaboration is very powerful for project management where sharing and discussing information is of key importance.
Online project planning and tracking
Web app ProjectWork is online software for project planning, working closely with Google Workspace for Education. The file containing the project planning is kept in your Google Drive where it can be shared between one or more students and a teacher in real-time. The basic functions of ProjectWork are similar to Microsoft Project and the advanced functions integrate with Google apps like Calendar, Maps and Sheets. ProjectWork access authorization is safely restricted to files that are created by itself.
ProjectWork Team functionality and licensing are well suited for education. If all students have a Google account in the same (sub)domain of the institute, a single Domain license will cover them all for a fixed period for a fixed price. If the institute has Google Workspace, it can have a domain wide install without the need for individual installs and authorizations. If students have private accounts like from gmail.com, a Group license with individual installs and activation is cost-effective. A free trial to assess the functionality is available for a short period.