Does this sound familiar to you?
You are looking to get the latest status of your project portfolio. This is what you do:
- You send an email to controlling and ask for the latest numbers.
- The colleagues pull an Excel export with the raw data. But they don’t know what reporting for your purpose looks like or can't spare the time and thus forward the spreadsheet to your assistant.
- Your assistant takes a deep dive and arranges the data for you.
Four weeks have passed to get the “latest status” of your portfolio. Not to mention the hours of work that went into the spreadsheet – which is now dead data again, as nobody keeps it up to date.
Excel is a mighty tool. But it’s not made to report on living, buzzing data, let alone collaborative work. Move on. Try HYPE.