So, what does cattaDoc give you in project management?
You get an overview of all your projects in an organisation, their status and phases.
cattaDoc is not limited to projects in the narrow sense, but includes support for portfolios and programmes in addition to projects - as well as their mutual relationships.
cattaDoc gives you a framework for strong and rock-solid configuration management. This is the basics of cattaDoc.
cattaDoc is of course an excellent project filing system as PRINCE2 calls it, supporting management products and specialist products as well as the other documents flowing during a project, like minutes and e-mails, which are not dealt with by PRINCE2 and MSP, but are equally important in the daily life of projects.
You can define and document your project organisation in cattaDoc. There is support for all the roles defined by PRINCE2 and MSP as well as other roles often found in projects, with cross-links to the persons defined in cattaDoc.
You can define and follow your project budget and costs in cattaDoc.
cattaDoc is deliberately flexible and not rigid in its support for the PRINCE2 and MSP processes. Many organisations want to implement PRINCE2 and/or MSP, but gradually and tailored to their needs - and often only partly, even though this is not recommended.
With cattaDoc you can register your project register and log entries when events occur and automatically convert these to management products when needed. As a side-effect, you can seach all your register and log entries across both projects and register/log types.
cattaDoc provides a framework for further project process automation by converting documents to database structures, focusing on project information and project needs - and not on document templates.
Please note, that cattaDoc is based on an interpretation of PRINCE2 and MSP. The manuals are not geared towards a digital solution, so you have to adapt what they say.
The plan is to develop new database structures for additional management products, starting with product description and quality log - along the lines introduced by the risk register, the issue register and the lessons learned log in version 4.0 of cattaDoc.
This will probably be followed by the work package and the checkpoint report.
These "document templates" will be delivered in separate packages when available.