Changes between Version 59 and Version 60 of ProjectManagementIdeas


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May 7, 2009, 7:12:56 PM (6 years ago)
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ChrisNelson
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Notes about Jira and Basecamp.

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    270270[http://www.dotproject.net/index.php dotProject] is an open-source, web-based project management system.  A quick review suggests its task management isn't as good as Trac.  It has a Gantt chart but [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DotProject wikipedia] notes "as of version 2.0 the task dependencies feature is not complete".  It has a troubled history but was forked last year as [http://www.web2project.net/ Web2Project].
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    272 It might be worth reviewing [http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/13/15-useful-project-management-tools/ 15 Useful Project Management Tools].
     272I reviewed [http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/13/15-useful-project-management-tools/ 15 Useful Project Management Tools].  It mentions Trac.  None of the tools obviously have scheduling in them.  [http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/ Jira] sounded promising but doesn't seem to have scheduling.  Their chart examples don't include a Gantt.  [http://www.basecamphq.com/ Basecamp] is popular and promising:
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     274  Basecamp works
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     276  For years project management software was about charts, graphs, and stats. And you know what? It didn’t work. Pictures and numbers don’t get projects done. Basecamp tackles project management from an entirely different angle: A focus on communication and collaboration. Basecamp brings people together.
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     278But it is also commercial (which doesn't really help the Trac community).  The description above makes it sound like we shouldn't expect a Gantt chart in Basecamp. ;-)  I don't see automatic scheduling.  They have a nice feature where you can subscribe to milestone updates via !iCalendar.
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