Based on this characteristic, the infrastructure remains usable in the light of the internal IT department and external cloud provider. The second characteristic revolves around IT service approach. This means that project managers would want the cloud platform to run significant project applications and services meant for more specific purposes. The third characteristic is the self-service usage, which calls for user proficiency. Notably, the users should be in a capacity to upload, deploy, manage, schedule, build as well as report the project that is on demand. The cloud offerings are easy-to-use and provide a platform for the intuitive user interface. Other significant services include the self-managed platform and consumption-based billing. According to Alshamaila et al. (2013) took note of cloud computing in project management as one way of enhancing employees’ productivity, running the complexities, improve time tracking processes and boosting operational effectiveness. Based on the findings established by Alshamaila et al. (2013), the cloud-based services are believed to have enhanced the importance of project management. Adoption of cloud computing in performing and managing the project activities would aid the improvement of the PM practices. Most of the cloud platforms enable access to significant project services and functions said to accelerate the process of project execution, as well as management. Therefore, the involvement of cloud computing in project management provides a fundamental support to accessibility of the most specific environmental applications and services.
Again, cloud computing is largely tailored towards addressing a range of the PM problems such as infrastructure investment, resource sustainability issues, changing client needs, changing client’s location, customer satisfaction, human resource attrition, market trends as well as high licensing costs (Despotović-Zrakić et al. 2013). Cloud-based services are thought to boost collaboration among the team members and enhancing accessibility to the real-time project management software. Therefore, most of the intra-clouds migration invests more in IT governance, regulatory compliance and customization of opportunities.