The project manager's ideal toolbox
Further to my first post on the basics of project management last week, I received quite a few requests for information about the set of tools which could be of use to project managers. Of course, I do not wish or even can list the entirety of the numerous tools which are made available on the market.
I will therefore endeavour to provide a few pointers, which I believe could be useful to project managers who wish to build their own toolbox. I indeed say toolS because needs are multiple: project scheduling, time tracking and progress reporting, collaboration tools, document sharing, projects portfolio management, risk management...
benchmark studies about project management software
- Side-by-side comparison of project Management software products: http://project-management-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
- List of 287 project management software products: http://www.project-management-software.org/project/
- Thirteen reviews of project management, bug tracking and customer software products: http://www.project-management-software.org/reviews.asp
- The best tools for the Project Managers according to Michael Wood on Gantt Head with a specific section at the end of the document on tools for satisfaction surveys and scorecards: http://www.gantthead.com/article.cfm?ID=241113
- Projects Portfolio Management Tools: http://www.gantthead.com/content/articles/239750.cfm
project management software selection
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_project_management_software
- Framasoft ( collaborative tools): http://www.framasoft.net/rubrique383.html
- Gantthead ( any categories): http://www.gantthead.com/tools/
- [Fr] Journal du Net: "Les outils de gestion de projet Open Source" http://www.journaldunet.com/solutions/0610/061025-panorama-gestion-projets-open-source/1.shtml
- Gartner's magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management
- IDC's MarketScape: IT Project and Portfolio Management Vendor Shares
March 26, 2013TomAnother great tool to manage your projects online with gantt chart.
January 6, 2010RationalPlan is an affordable alternative to Microsoft Project.
October 10, 2009Business.com, yahoo directory and dmoz has a full listing of project management softwares
September 24, 2009Thanks Holger for your message. For clarity, Michel has added your links to his posts. Thanks a million for your feedback.
September 23, 2009Holger heussI am not sure whether you have all the necessary information available - I am missing review material such as Gartner Magic Quadrant (all of the sources mentioned do not take not of all products in top right hand quadrant) other material is available fom Forrester... all not there and probably more relavant than sources mentioned
avilable on the net:
Gartner via Planview
Forreser via CA
hope that helps