Project Management Knowledge. 15 Free Tools for Web-based Collaboration. No man (or woman) is an island – and this statement can’t be any truer if you’re a designer or developer.
Though paid/subscription services like Basecamp and Zimbra are great, individuals strapped for cash have a ton of alternatives that provide similar (if not better) features. In this article, you’ll find 15 free tools to help you facilitate remote/web-based collaboration. Whether you need basic whiteboarding/brainstorming tools or fully-featured project management applications – you should be able to find a tool or two that’s worth checking out. Google Docs Google Docs is an excellent application for collaboration. Stixy Stixy is a flexible, online “bulletin board”/drawing board. Project2Manage. Tasks go Here, Milestones go There. A customer asked me about an interesting scenario recently that I thought I'd share.
As you know we've been focusing on the more project-centric templates from the 'Fabulous Forty' produced by Microsoft, but we haven't shown how you can roll up tasks and milestones and send subsets of information to specific lists in these templates. Bamboo SharePoint Task Master. Your feedback is extremely important to us.
To ask a question about this product, please click on the "Post a New Message" link below. To suggest a new feature or vote on current feature suggestions, please click here. To submit a bug report, or request product support, please log in to My Bamboo and click on My Tickets. At Bamboo Solutions, we are constantly innovating, always improving our products to serve you better. Help us improve this product by suggesting a feature enhancement, or just by voting on the ideas other customers have proposed. SharePoint Project Management with IntelliGantt and Bamboo Calen. I’m very impressed with the potential uses of SharePoint tasks for project management, and recently I’ve been working with the IntelliGantt Add-in for Microsoft Project 2007 to extend these capabilities.
The reason for this is that people want to create dependencies between tasks in their project (out of the box SharePoint can’t do this, but MS Project of course can) but still want to use the SharePoint tasks assignment and progress tracking capabilities. I’ve found Bamboo Solutions Calendar Plus web part works well here too, particularly the Gantt view which hooks up nicely to the project task list.
More on this from Bamboo here. One of the nice features of the Calendar Plus Gantt view is the option to show milestones, as coloured flags, diamonds or triangles. The web part lets you select any Yes/No column in your task or calendar list as the milestone column. Dotproject - Open Source Software. DotProject is a volunteer supported Project Management application.
There is no "company" behind this project, it is managed, maintained, developed and supported by a volunteer group and by the users themselves. For more about the product, what it does, etc please follow the links to the doc site at the top of site. The software is free to anyone who would like to download it. Day to day support is provided free by volunteers. If you would like to see the system in operation - use the Demo link in the modules list to the left top of the site.
If you would like to download the package use the downloads link on the top right. 15 Useful Project Management Tools. Advertisement by Cameron Chapman There is a huge variety of project management applications out there.
Most are general purpose apps, not aimed at any one industry. But there is a growing number of project management apps aimed specifically at one industry or another. Applications geared to creative types are becoming more readily available, and some of the offerings are really quite good. Many of these project management apps have built-in code repositories and subversion browsers (or are built around them). Below are 15 useful project management applications, almost all of which are targeted directly at Web developers, designers (both Web and print) and other creative types.
Also consider our previous article: Web Applications: Improve Your Workflow 1. Open Workbench - What is OWB? 5 Essential Tools for Project Management ( sharepoint + project. As a project manager in the 21st century when most of us have a blackberry smart phone, drive with a GPS-enabled car, use TiVo to record our favorite show and carry a Mac as our notebook of choice, you would think we are as sophisticated in leveraging the latest and greatest tools to support us in managing projects.
Guess again.As a project manager in the 21st century when most of us have a blackberry smart phone, drive with a GPS-enabled car, use TiVo to record our favorite show and carry a Mac as our notebook of choice, you would think we are as sophisticated in leveraging the latest and greatest tools to support us in managing projects. Guess again. A lot of project managers I know rely heavily on the following high-tech tools: E-mail. Used for project communication. Wake up, people! Ok, hopefully I have opened your mind to the possibility of maybe, just maybe, improving not only your personal efficiency as a project manager but your whole project team as well.