Big Business, Organized. Interview with Workzone CEO Rick Mosenkis
Rick Mosenkis, savvy software guru which had launched perhaps the most widely used cloud-based project management software and infamous for his VerticalNet fame, added two big clients to its lineup, Wal-Mart and Subway, bringing their robust total to over 55,000 clients. In a recent interview with Investment Underground, Mosenkis reveals his platform, WorkZone, offers intuitive transparency which is a natural fit for these assembly-oriented businesses, where just-in-time logistics and business logic relies on consecutive steps to reach a project’s completion. In fact, it's large enough where Investment Underground began salivating over a potential IPO.
Mosenkis offered this about publicly trading his masterpiece: "We have no current plans for an IPO, as we’re happy providing a great product to our our current and future customers without the constraints of satisfying the short-term demands of the market."
The fit for larger, process-driven organizations extends to the Workload Reports feature of the Workzone program, which visually shows the pressure on specific people and departments, and shows how specific tasks could burden an individual or group. Managers are able to forecast employee pressures accurately, using their own assumptions rather than relying so heavily on anecdotal evidence. The tool enables the scientific method to be applied, finally, to employee productivity and task allocation.
Contrasting Microsoft Project With WorkZone
In contrast, chief rival Microsoft’s Project require managers to lean more heavily on IT staff to develop sub-types and sub-routines, if they want them, and introduces another layer of tasks into the project management process before and during management of the actual project. Project managers at Wal-Mart, for example, are tasked with the day-to-day responsibility of managing four to five projects of moderate to high complexity to completion. These are high visibility projects with high impact that require strong stakeholder management skills.