An interactive web based project management tool for business decision making process

Karagöz E., Oral L. Ö., Yıldız C., Tecim V.

9th International Conference - The Economies of Balkan and Eastern Europe Countries in the changed world, Athens, Greece, 28 - 30 April 2017, pp.3-13

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Athens
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.3-13
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The common meaning of project is planned set of interrelated goals executed over a fixed period, within certain cost and personnel. Time management is the priority problem in project-based activities in institutions. Successful time management depends on whether communication between project manager(s) and members. If members do not discuss with their manager properly, it is impossible to be efficient in project management; because of several workloads, project members do not interact with their managers. Also in different steps of project, managers or other stakeholders need a report about project process in specific time intervals for effective decision-making. Therefore, project management needs in a space independent manner. 

In this study, authors suggest that interactive web-based project management tool. This system allows that project members meet their manager in a web-based platform with space-independent way. The communication between manager and project members conducted by e-mail and instant chat platform. MySQL as database, php and Javascript programming languages used in order to develop this web-based platform. The project management in this tool will be sustainable within the perspective of project life cycle. Staffs can share the parts of their tasks and prepare some contents such as text, picture, timetables, video and links. Manager can take some works that can effect staff’s improvement on their task. Also before task completion period, staffs can send a message, which includes some information about their task’s last version. Staffs and manager(s) can take a printed material about parts of the task and its contents. In addition, both of them can monitor project tasks progression reports. These reports can be sent to manager by the system. If they do not interest about the reports, system sends a warning message to manager(s) or staffs weekly. By this way, the relation between staffs and manager may be empowered. For effective management, completion rate of every part of project life cycle can be monitored by graphical presentations.