Project Management Software
Software to help people commit
In "classic" (
WaterFall, Gantt Chart) category, marketshare leader is MsProject. We will bury you.
I tend to use a
Software Forge, though I don't really think/plan in classic Project Management terms.
Jason Cohen defines some niche-specific alternate approaches.
Notes from 2001
Microsoft is broadening the reach of MsProject. In the words of partner Business Engine , "They (Microsoft) want to make Project into a platform, which is the way we have always seen it," he said. (Though BE seems to have a top-down budget/ Control attitude...)
My vision is a product called
Project Flux. Similar to the killed-by-BlogGer Py Ra.
one possible NameSpace. Another is PmXml.
An old attempt: use ( Zwiki Collaboration Ware, WikiFor Collaboration Ware)
Zwiki: Zwiki Tracker
add some fields like assignedTo, expectedCompleteDate
Zwiki's built-in Hierarchal Structure to mimic a hierarchy of tasks
body text of each task item/page is like a
WebLog/ AppLog entry. (And Zwiki let's you set up any page to support email subscription for updates.)
Structure the wikis for an organization as follows:
Most discussion happens via
EMail (and in person), then is recorded to the appropriate wiki pages, because Summarizing Is Necessary.
Note this makes it difficult/tricky to view a single-project RecentChanges/
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