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.
To help plan 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).
Project management tools offer many advantages when it comes to project planning and tracking. Gantt charts are synonymous with project management. The ability to get an overview of a project visually in the form of a simple to understand chart should not be underestimated. But good project management software offers so much more functionality.
Project management software can be implemented as a Web application, accessed through an intranet or extranet using a web browser. We have included our favorites.
It’s been ages since we last surveyed the project management scene. Here’s our updated recommendations for free project management software.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 12 high quality Linux project management tools. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who wishes to organize their project.
Now, let’s explore the 12 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.
|Project Management Software|
|Odoo||Suite of open-source business apps written in Python|
|OpenProject||Collaborative project management|
|MyCollab||Project Management, CRM and Document Management|
|Taiga||Web-based tool for agile project management|
|Redmine||Flexible application written using the Ruby on Rails framework|
|ProjectLibre||Standalone replacement for Microsoft Project|
|GanttProject||Graphical Java program for editing Gantt charts|
|eGroupWare||Enterprise ready web-based groupware suite with project management|
|dotProject||Web-based, multi-user, multi-language project management application|
|Taskjuggler||Modern and powerful open source project management tool|
|Planner||The GNOME project management tool|
|Libreplan||Project planning, monitoring and control|
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