January 14th, 2008, 01:11 PM
Project Management Software
Hey everyone I am looking for some recommendations on project management software. Primarily to track people's time to various projects (mainly to avoid over committing people) as well as to help judge things like areas we need to beef up staff and to help avoid scope creep. Open source would be ideal, something with a nice web front end but any suggestions are very appreciated! Thanks!
January 14th, 2008, 01:37 PM
January 14th, 2008, 01:42 PM
I should mention we are intending to run this on a Solaris server using Apache and Postgres/Oracle. Sorry Sharepoint!
January 14th, 2008, 02:18 PM
You had to know that (or MS Project or Team System) was coming. Maybe Fogbugz? It's supposed to work with Apache.
January 14th, 2008, 08:57 PM
Often these are considered two packages. Something like M$ Project to run the gantt chart and check for over committing. and then a timesheet tracking program for folks to enter their hours.
Originally Posted by niczak
I've not found a good alternative to M$ Project, I'd love one. I hear that serious folks don't use it (contractors building stuff, etc. where its important).
Timesheet tracking usually is complex, and tied to accounting.
Good luck, and I'd love to hear if you find any good solutions.
January 14th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Take a look at Mantis. A group where I used to work had it running and liked it.
January 14th, 2008, 10:35 PM
Decent project management software can teach you a little bit about the job by osmosis, as you use it.
I'm of the opinion, though, that if you learn how to the do the job first, whether for your local group of 10, or enterprise wide; whether for a 2 month project or a mulit-million dollar project running a couple, three years, then you will have investigated the candidates and will have been able to judge the facility and depth, and been able to make a choice.
This is a great forum, but if you're asking here, in the lounge, then you're already behind the curve.
January 15th, 2008, 10:57 AM
What a comment, I see your approach.. Make a sarcastic comment on a thread and sit back and wait for somebody to throw a fit. Pathetic really... If you choose not to be helpful in a matter than please stay out of it.
I posted the thread on this forum simply as an attempt to stir up some conversation on the topic and hopefully get some discussion going. As you can see my attempt on this board failed, no biggie.
Comments on this post
January 15th, 2008, 05:56 PM
My comment was germane. There isn't a lot of point tell people not to respond with what they think. If you don't want responses, don't post.
I'd also recommend that you read Eric Raymond's "Smart Questions" page.