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A “Condotiero” (or its more common Condottieri in Italian) were the leaders of the professional military free companies (or mercenaries) contracted by the Italian city-states and the Papacy from the late Middle Ages and throughout the Renaissance. In Renaissance Italian, condottiero meant "contractor". In contemporary Italian, "condottiero" acquired the broader meaning of "military leader", not restricted to mercenaries. In other words, a condotiero was a leader who accepted and perform or delivered a contract. In the same way a Project Manager is contracted to deliver a project (i.e. a contract).

Condotiero is a Microsoft Access 2013 based application that helps the project manager track a project’s progress to its budget and generate forecasts and calculate percentage complete. It interfaces with various Microsoft Office 2013 applications like Word, Excel and Project.

The package assists the Project Manager to perform such tasks as estimating, scheduling, requirements management, risk management, defect and issue tracking, document control, status reporting, calculating cost to complete and tracking & monitoring status against the plan.

And now Version 2.0 has replaced the Microsoft Access 2013 database with a Microsoft SQL Server database. This has increased the data security and added “industrial” strength to the overall system. Other improvements include better definition of companies and clients, project decision register and the automatically addition of your company’s or clients’ logos in the generated documents where appropriate.

Note: Condotiero has optional add-ons that can be purchased separately which add functionality to the core system. Please see the add-ons page.

So what does Condotiero do?

Dashboard

Condotiero is the next generation application from ProMan; but unlike ProMan it's not limited to just one project per database. It's an application that can be used as an enterprise PM tool or by individual Project Managers or consultants to better manage their projects. Besides having all of the functionality of ProMan, it far more functionality and better support the Project Manager's efforts.

It can be used by the whole team, not just the Project Manager, and it can function as a dashboard for management to gauge the performance of the overall project portfolio.

Condotiero allows you to record the project labour and expenses estimates. It also calculates revenue estimates based on the labour and estimates.

To support the above, Condotiero allows for the definition of rates tables, containing both internal and external rates per roles. Each individual project can then be linked to a specific rate table.

Condotiero records actual labour spent on each task and calculates cost.

Condotiero calculates % complete of a task. It uses one of three methods:

  • Milestone based (spec’d, coded, tested, completed);
  • Actual / Estimate; or
  • Elapsed time.
Condotiero tracks actual labour and expenses charges.

Condotiero can print an invoice detail report to which a cover letter/invoice can be attached and then sent to the client(s).

Main Project Screen
Dashboard

Condotiero can be used for minor projects (or tasks), large project or very large projects (or programmes) which are broken into several sub-projects.

Condotiero can be used for internal or external (i.e. client) funded projects.

Condotiero can, for large project or very large projects (or programmes), allow for them to be are broken into several sub-projects.

Condotiero imports estimates from Ms Excel using the Estimating Workbook template provided in the package.

Condotiero can also export estimates to Ms Excel by populating the Estimating Workbook template provided in the package.

Dashboard
Earn Value Screen

Condotiero interfaces with Ms Project to allow the user to:

  • Create a project schedule using the tasks and assignments estimated in Condotiero;
  • Update a project schedule with revised project tasks details;
  • Obtain from the schedule planned and actual start dates as well as task duration and milestone status; and
  • Update a project schedule with actual labour, remaining labour.

Condotiero prepares and tracks forecasts to complete.

Condotiero can build a forecast by "reading" a project schedule generated in Microsoft Project. To assist with that project schedule generation, the Ms Project interface mentioned above is provided.

Dashboard
Earn Value Screen

Condotiero supports the execution of a risk review/analysis workshop.

Condotiero assists in generating risk action plans.

Condotiero generates a Risk Management Workbook; template are provided in the package.

Condotiero allows you to record project variations and generates and prints Change Control Forms which can then be used to obtain approvals for the variation budget.

Condotiero imports estimates from Ms Excel using the Estimating Workbook template provided in the package.

Condotiero can also export estimates to Ms Excel by populating the Estimating Workbook template provided in the package.

Variations Screen
Earn Value Screen

Condotiero generates a project S-curve and other financial based graphs.

Condotiero performs Earned-Value calculations.

Condotiero prints timeline and earned-value reports.

Condotiero records & tracks Risks; it assists generating risk action plans.

Condotiero records & tracks issues and actions; these are then used when generating a status reports.

Condotiero records & tracks defects; these are then used when generating a status reports.

Condotiero generates an Issues & Actions Log; templates are provided in the package.

Condotiero generates a Defect Log.

RAID Screen
Document Register Screen

Condotiero generates document identities and tracks details of documents.

It’s linked to the various other parts of the system where document ids are required for easy allocation of ids.

Condotiero records customer requirements, allowing for the linking of related documents.

Condotiero records system design details related to the requirements, allowing for the linking of related documents.

Condotiero records technical design details, including component details, allowing for the linking of related documents.

Condotiero records agreed acceptance criteria.

Condotiero records component inventory details.

Condotiero generates “Requirements Traceability Matrix / Component Inventory Checklist” and “Acceptance Criteria” documents; templates are provided in the package.

RAID Screen
Document Register Screen

Condotiero records unit, application, integration and acceptance test plan details.

Condotiero generates “Test Plan” document; templates are provided in the package.

Condotiero can also:
  • Provides Project Status Reporting and overall forecasts.

  • Track project milestones.

  • Generate and print a Project Tracking Status Report and the Project Status Report; templates are provided in the package.

  • Tracks the need to perform peer or work product reviews (WPR) quality stage gates (QSG) and completion of inter-group coordination checklists (IGC).

RAID Screen

As well as all of these tasks, Condotiero assists the Project Manager in other ways. Please check it out; it's available for download ona 30-day trial.

Condotiero is available in 5, 10 and 50 user licenses; but we're happy to negociate any other arrangement. Just contact us.