Thursday, November 30, 2006

project management software

Yesterday I was commiserating with a colleague about the complexities of MS Project, and how it was overkill for what we often needed -- tracking of a small number of tasks, the people assigned to them, deadlines, and a comprehensible dashboard type of report.

Today, I have seen a potential solution, and its name is dotProject.

For all I know I'm the last person on the planet to know about this, but another colleague just introduced me to dotProject, and it is highly intuitive to use. Create a project, add tasks, create task parameters, create reports. It's web-based and highly shareable with a team, and group editable.

It was demo'ed for our sys admin this morning, and he's agreed to a test install for us. He also found it super easy to use and was particularly impressed by its dashboard reporting features.

Check it out at http://www.dotproject.net/. System requirements are at http://docs.dotproject.net/tiki-index.php?page=Minimal+System+Requirements.

1 comment:

Keith Casey said...

Actually, you're the second to last person to hear about it. ;)

Congrats and welcome to the community. If you have any feedback - positive or negative - feel free to pass it along. If you find bugs or other oddities, definitely let me/us know. We are approaching the next release and I love being able to point out all the new things between cycles.

On another note, I have a friend down there at the UVA Library... Duane Gran, he works in the Patacriticism group.

Thanks & Have a good one,
keith casey
dotProject Core Contributor