Project KickStart

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"Project KickStart v6 is here!

Your long wait is over! After almost 7 years, the newest version of Project KickStart was released on October 23rd, 2018. Read more at www.projectkickstart.net.

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Simple to use Ground-to-Cloud Project Management has arrived!

Plans can be complex, but the planning process shouldn't be. This has been our philiosphy through six versions of Project KickStart, and 40,000+ customers seem to agree. In fact, we designed Project KickStart to guide people through the planning process like a coach - helping them identify goals, risks, resources, and collaborators, so that they can better build a comprehensive task list. With the task list built, Project KickStart then generates a full Gantt schedule, including task dependencies, that helps get things done - on time and on budget, and all for less than half the cost of the leading project management software.
Our clients are planning and managing projects for general business, consulting, IT, government, education and more. If you are you looking to generate ideas, solve problems, and increase efficiency, try it now and have a project ready in 30 minutes.
Once the project is complete, publish it to the cloud with Webplanner.com, and collaborate with anyone, anywhere, on any platform. We call that "ground-to-cloud" project management, and it couldn't be easier.
Whether you're a professional project manager, or just planning a special event, Project KickStart has the chops to get the job done, and your team won't need to learn an expensive and complicated tool - or even install software at all.

Project Management Software that is built on customer feedback

Our programming team has been developing project management software for years, and we've listened to customer feedback, integrated the changes you asked for and upgraded our product multiple times to produce the features you need.

Dashboards & Reports

We've introduced a project dashboard so customers can quickly assess what is Due Today, Next Week, or Next Month. The new report interface provides easy access to project data to keep everyone associated with the project up to date and on the same page.

Merging Multiple Projects

Project KickStart has added flexibility in allowing you to merge a subproject within a master project. Just go to the Task List or Gantt chart, where you want to merge, then go up to the menus and select File / Merge. All the tasks of the project with all their information will be merged. You are able to think in "chunks", and you get an overview over the entire project or projects.

Sharing and Collaboration

Collaborate and share projects, reports and dashboards with colleagues and management to discuss and share progress and encourage participation. Project KickStart is a project management and collaboration tool that you can immediately set up. Work with your team, clients and contractors. Email reports and dashboards. Real time collaboration through the optional GoToMeeting addon.

Preferences

Users can set the program font size and color to their liking, while allowing them to choose their default directories for projects, templates and contacts to increase efficiency, especially in a multi-user environment. Users can also choose to automatically set dependencies as a project default.

Assign tasks to your team

Identify problems and potential solutions, then optimize resource management and accountability with clear roles and responsibilities with task assignments. 

Budget and Cost Track Projects

Keep the project on track with basic budget and cost tracking. Then compare your estimates to actual budget spends and time consumption. Project KickStart 6 even displays a running "Total Cost" calculator at the top of the Task List.

Enhanced Task List

New to Project KickStart v6 is the enhanced task list, that allows you to clear a task with one click, and remove the completed item from view when done. This delivers a cleaner project, and allows you to easily toggle the completed items in and out of view.

Webplanner Integration

Once you build a project in Project KickStart, you can take your project to the Cloud by importing that file into Webplanner.com, and collaborate with anyone, anywhere for true "Ground to Cloud" planning.
Use Webplanner to engage other parties with "invitations", and have them update the project as their progress warrants.

Enhanced Gantt Charts (with Dependencies)

To make scheduling easy and quick, the Gantt chart still opens new projects by setting today as the start date and assigning a one-day duration to each task. Now, you have the flexibility of setting task dependencies task by task, instead of having them auto-assigned. (You can still auto-assign task dependencies, if you want to, with the new Options Dialog.)

User Interface

A prime objective of Project KickStart from day one was to make an easy-to-use software product from the start. In this latest edition we've revamped the look and feel to make it more contemporary looking, and we've implemented common user interface practices that we hope will make you even more efficient, and make your projects more successful.

Import Contacts

Project KickStart 6 has added flexibility in getting your Act! or Outlook contacts into the application. Plus the ability to import your coworkers, partners, or other resources from a comma separated value (CSV) means less time copy and pasting or inputting those resources manually and more time accomplishing your project goals.

Templates

We've included over ten new templates with Project KickStart 6 which can serve as a model to help you build your own projects, or you can customize them to suit your own needs.

Act! Calendar Integration

Keep everyone notified about what and when things need to be done or any changes in schedule. Plan your activities in Project KickStart, and then "push" those tasks directly to Act!, while choosing the contacts & users on the fly! You can even link tasks to existing activities in Act!.

Use Project KickStart to generate ideas, solve problems and increase efficiency

Generate Ideas

Unlike more complicated, and much more expensive, project management software, we don’t assume you have your plan all ready in your head to dump out. So, what’s our difference, what's our secret?

Project KickStart helps you generate ideas by asking the right questions, giving guidance where needed, and allowing you to quickly create a smart, efficient, and organized plan, complete with phases, goals, obstacles and solutions.

  • Six-step wizard quickly guides you through creating your plan
  • Streamlined, question and answer process, will give you a deeper understanding of your project’s obstacles, risks, and solutions, while simultaneously helping you to create clearly defined goals
  • Get up and running quickly with FREE sample projects that include goals, phases, tasks, obstacles and more

 

Solving problems

Every business must learn how to solve problems to survive and successfully compete. Project KickStart helps you identify problems, potential solutions, and provides you with a streamlined, organized framework where the entire project plan and schedule can update automatically based on new tasks, revised dates or other changes. Save time, energy, and achieve your full potential, quickly and easily – one project at a time.

  • Professional Gantt charts lets you set dependencies between tasks so date changes automatically update entire project plan
  • Never let a slip in dates go unnoticed or not accounted for
  • Change task parameters to perform simple 'What If' scenarios
  • Increase team collaboration and communication
  • Exports data to Microsoft Project, Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Instantly generates PowerPoint presentations of your project
  • Exports data to MindJet MindManager, WBS Chart, Act!

 

Increase Efficiency

Project KickStart helps you increase efficiency in concrete ways. Efficiency in project management is about being organized, detail oriented, having a good understanding of your resources, tracking your budget and % done, among other aspects. Above all, Project KickStart helps you save time, money, and be more productive.

  • Organizes your thoughts quickly with easy user interface
  • Straight forward task management and progress tracking keeps your project optimized for more efficient, successful projects
  • Keep project on track with basic budgeting, cost tracking, milestones, and % done
  • Use Gantt chart to take concrete steps toward keeping your project on time-or better yet-ahead of schedule
  • Stay organized with centralized document repository
  • Optimize resource management and accountability with clear roles and responsibilities

Purchase Notes & System Requirements

  • All Pricing listed is in USD
  • Price is based on per installation (perpetual license)
  • Compatible with Windows 7 & higher (sold separately).
  • Compatible with most on-premise versions of Act! v16 and newer.
  • MS Office 2010 or higher (32-bit)

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