Project management is the application of processes, methods, knowledge, skills and experience to achieve the project objectives. Project management tools encompass many different types of software such as scheduling, resource allocation, collaboration software, quality management, and cost control / budget management. This type of software is typically used by project managers looking to plan and control resources, costs and schedules to meet the objectives of a project.
It can be very satisfying planning and delivering projects on time. One of the methods that has always helped me is PRINCE2, a de facto process-based method for effective project management. But project management software is equally as important to the success of a project.
There are a number of different types of project management tools. One of the industry standards is the Gantt Chart, which provides a graphical displays of all the tasks that a project is composed of. Each bar on the chart is a graphical representation of the length of time the task is planned to take. Other popular tools include PERT charts (a method for analyzing the tasks involved in completing a project), Product Breakdown Structure (a hierarchical tree structure of components that make up a project deliverable), and Work Breakdown Structure (a hierarchical tree structure of deliverables and tasks that need to be performed to complete a project).
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 12 excellent web based project management software. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who wishes to organise their projects. Here’s our rating chart.
Now, let’s explore the 12 web based project management applications at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, providing a screenshot of the software in action, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources.
|Web Project Management|
|Odoo||Suite of open-source business apps written in Python|
|OpenProject||Collaborative Project Management|
|Taiga||Web-based tool for agile project management|
|Redmine||Flexible application written using the Ruby on Rails framework|
|tuleap||Improve management of software development and collaboration|
|eGroupWare||Enterprise ready web-based groupware suite with project management|
|Kanboard||Kanban board for small teams and individuals|
|dotProject||Web-based, multi-user, multi-language project management application|
|Trac||Project management and bug/issue tracking system|
|LibrePlan||Project planning, monitoring and control|
|TaskBoard||Kanban-inspired app for keeping track of things|
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