Despite the many technology advancements taking place in the enterprise, even the largest of organizations continue to be heavily reliant on the spreadsheet as a management tool. Easy to use and conveniently available, spreadsheets are used for any number of business chores, from revenue forecasting to assembly of contacts for the annual Christmas card list.
Project-based services teams are not immune to the allure of the spreadsheet. A simple search of the Web will turn up a host of spreadsheet templates designed to help project teams build an org chart, gather requirements, track time, tasks and expenses, and manage project schedules and deliverables.
When a project is simple,