E67 Learning from the ProjectManager.com Success Story
Have you thought about starting up a Project Management SaaS company? Are you curious about how to leverage your experience as a Project Manager to solve technology problems? In this episode we hear from Jason Westland who is the CEO of ProjectManager.com.
Jason founded the award-winning business ProjectManager.com, a SaaS product that is used in over 100 countries by organizations like NASA and The United Nations. He shares his origin story how a lunch break in a industry conference jump started his idea to become a reality. We learn the many lessons learned and risks he has worked through building the company to the success it is today.
His journey includes time in France, New Zealand and eventually the US. Jason shares the importance of listening to your customer and having a Board to advise and keep you focused on your targets. We also hear about the ProjectManager.com features and complimentary content they provide to assist PMs.
Founded in 2008 ProjectManager.com offers advanced level project management features with a simple-to-use interface that requires no training for teams and no expensive consultant onboarding costs. ProjectManager.com is used by IT, marketing, manufacturing and professional services teams in many industries to collaborate on projects in their organizations.
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ProjectManager.com is an award-winning, online project management software.
They started out in 2008 with the goal of helping project managers ensure their projects stay on track. Within just 12 months of going live, NASA and the United Nations were using their service, and now more than 20,000 managers and teams in 101 countries use it daily.
ProjectManager.com offers advanced level project management features with a simple-to-use interface that requires no training for teams and no expensive consultant onboarding costs. ProjectManager.com is used by IT, marketing, manufacturing and professional services teams in many industries to collaborate on projects in their organizations.
Jason Westland is a successful entrepreneur and subject matter expert in project management. He has successfully managed hundreds of projects in Europe and Asia Pacific, and now specializes in Online Project Management. He is known for his software suite, published books and methodologies.
Jason founded the award-winning business ProjectManager.com, a SaaS product that is used in over 100 countries by organizations like NASA and The United Nations.
Prior to this, he founded Method123.com and MPMM.com which grew to over 1 million customers before being acquired by a US consulting company in 2012.
He is the author of the best-selling book, The Project Management Life Cycle and he writes a regular newsletter which is read by 320,000 industry professionals around the World.
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