Cutover app in action
The Cutover app is a cloud-based application. It is multi-client and multi-project capable. The user interfaces are ideally coordinated with the individual user roles (administrator, team member, project leader and manager). The following sections present the steps from the initial instigation of the project to its execution.
Getting started is the easiest part: initial setup of a Cutover project
The administrator is responsible for the initial setup of a project. Using an input mask, the project name is assigned first and a project manager and project validity are defined. After expiry of the validity, the project data, such as the user data, are automatically removed from the system. The following step is that the administrator informs the project manager by email (see figure 2). The administration interface also offers other features for monitoring the Cutover App and the processes running on it.
Excel with a difference...
Once the project manager has received his registration data via an automatically generated email, he logs into the Cutover app and imports the Excel project file for the relevant project.
The Cutover app prescribes a specific structure for the Excel files to be imported, so that the data can be processed correctly. Natuvion provides the appropriate templates for this, which can be very easily adapted. In addition to the actual project tasks, the templates also each include an additional worksheet, in which the project team members are listed. This information is used by the Cutover app among other things to send notifications and similar via email.
After importing, the data are checked. The project manager has various views available for this (see figure 3):
Here you will find contact details of the project staff and their roles.
The task list represents all the tasks and enables the project’s completeness to be checked in this view. Once the project starts, this view provides the option of real-time monitoring.
The process diagram visualizes the sequential flow of the project, i.e. in which order the scheduled tasks are carried out.
The Gantt chart shows the project manager, the stages and timing of individual tasks.