Agility has promising benefits in project management: being able to react flexibly and quickly to the unforeseen is key. In this case, static project management software is only of limited help and, in practice, is more likely to lead even more conflicts than to provide support when it comes to unforeseeable project complications – even though unpredictable project complications are normal. As the complexity of projects increases, so do the demands on project management software - it must be application-oriented and individually adaptable. So, what is needed are solutions that enable their users to react smartly and agilely to unexpected project changes – no-code software is a perfect tool for this.
What is no-code software?
A no-code software is based on the modular principle and means that by "drag and drop" - dragging and dropping - through prefabricated applications, the software structure can be individually modeled. In essence, this means: a customized user interface, based on individual projects needs or wishes of the user. Without having to touch the basic code again, either by yourself or via service providers.
The advantages of the no-code approach
Customized no-code software is created by configuring prefabricated elements. This requires neither programming skills nor a great deal of effort to professionally customize an application - a significant advantage for users who have little or no IT knowledge. In addition, no-code software provides the necessary transparency in complex project management. By creating individual data models, efficient evaluations, reports or graphics, it can be ensured that only relevant information is displayed on the user interface to support both operational and strategic decisions. In addition, only a small amount of time is required to collect data and evaluate it in a success-oriented way. In operational project management, this supports agile and smart adjustments in case of unexpected problems.
Next to no-code, there are also low-code platforms
In the IT, there are two types of custom software environment: no-code and low-code. Both are often placed on the same level in practice - but have fundamental differences. A no-code platform, for example, does not require any special IT knowledge - the software can be customized with the help of prefabricated elements. In contrast, low-code platforms are characterized by the fact that functions can be extended and modeled more individually, but this requires IT skills such as coding. Especially in project management, this leads to a module or function not fulfilling its intended purpose during a project. The shock runs deep when the team learns that the necessary adjustments can only be made by an expert or external service provider.
The No-Code construction kit COMAN
COMAN is a model-based project management software that can be individually configured according to priorities, processes or suddenly changing circumstances - without any programming knowledge. In a nutshell: The user can independently reproduce his own processes and structures 1:1 in the COMAN model. This can be extended or reconfigured as desired during an ongoing project. New construction plans can be independently linked by the user to the individual schedules, parts lists, or quantity structures, which enables a smart, individual representation for a project. Thus, project documentation, project controlling, or even multi-project management can be configured in COMAN as follows:
Project controlling: In contrast to usual procedures for controlling the progress of a project, in COMAN certain activities or milestones can be noted and checked off directly on the construction plan. This has the advantage that the status of a project is always transparent for those who are in charge.
Multi-project management: With the help of the COMAN dashboard, all project information is brought to the point through numerous interaction and visualization widgets and can be added or customized individually. This creates an customizable overview for a specific project or innovative multi-project management.
Project documentation: The reporting system in COMAN is independent and demand oriented. Needs-oriented PDF reports, RampUp curves, GanttCharts, Excel/PowerPoint files or construction site recordings enable efficient information retrieval and reduce the time required significantly.
The intelligent benefits of COMAN
COMAN's customizability creates in-depth project information that provides a novel view of a project, made visible through widgets, reports, or model-based visualizations as needed. Whether it's multiple project statuses in real time, percentage views of all delays and progress, or assessment of potential risk factors: the customizable user interface in COMAN allows any information to be captured in the shortest amount of time. For project management, this means that precise data are always available and both agile and smart measures can be implemented.
We summarize: Due to the increasing complexity of projects and the constant probability of the occurrence of unexpected problems, project management needs solutions that promote agility and allow for needs-based adaptation – ideally still within the project duration. No-code platforms are perfect tools for this and create a focus on the essentials of a project. The individual arrangement of information elements revolutionizes the collection of data and ensures that complications in a project do not lead to failures or massive delays.