When managing multiple projects at once, what information would be most valuable to a project manager if the projects are related? Not related?
[Purpose is for the development of new project management software]
Edit: These are great responses! Thanks so much. Very helpful.
Edit: Clarification of question: I do understand the answer and it's part of our mission. There is no reason that project management software should get in the way of management or create a steep learning curve which prevents the true understanding of the software itself.
- Project 1
- Project 2
- Project 3
All three projects are under the supervision of a p.m. or a team of. Our team is curious what information is most valuable to see at "high level". Although the overall goals of the projects are important, I have a feeling more relates to their success than simply making sure that their large goals or milestones are hit.
Current health of the project in terms of deliverables, over/under budget, and over/under time are obvious to see at that level for each project in a unified way. We were curious what other things came up as a common desire to see at that high level out of project management software.