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Project. Pbworks Marries Project Management With Wikis. PBworks, formerly known as PBwiki, yesterday announced the release of Project Edition. This edition combines the power of wiki collaboration with the ease of project management tools. This edition is directed towards freelance consultants, advertising firms, design firms, etc.. From the early days of a powerful wiki vendor, this company is evolving into a multi-dimensional collaboration tools provider. They added enhanced document management capabilities, support for mobile devices, then a version suitable for lawyers including ability to add legal knowledgebase and collaboration with clients and, now, they are targeting freelancers, design firms, marketing and pr firms, etc. with their Project Edition.

Traditionally, Project Management software are used, as the name suggests, to manage the projects. I was a PBwiki user long back and, if my memory serves right, they had a centralized location from where I can access all the wikis on which I am a member/participant. Still Images: Managing a project. Column info : Why Subject Matter Experts Matter. Getting quality time from SMEs to define requirements and test cases is especially difficult when you move from manual to automated testing.

Column info : Why Subject Matter Experts Matter

Even when documented—which is unfortunately not the rule—manually executed tests can get away with statements like "Enter valid data and verify that results are correct. " What makes the data valid? What makes the response correct? What response is valid for which data? The answer for a manual test is that the person performing the test decides, which is fine if they are application experts. No doubt, much of this exasperation is due to the over-enthusiastic cost-cutting fever that swept the industry when the Internet bubble burst, which caused the offshore wave. I have struggled to explain to management why this is so important, but now I have validity for my argument: a research report from Quantitative Software Management Inc. 15 Useful Project Management Tools.

Advertisement by Cameron Chapman There is a huge variety of project management applications out there.

15 Useful Project Management Tools

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.

These applications are marketed specifically for project management. Lighthouse Lighthouse is a bug- and issue-tracking app that tracks timelines and milestones, integrates with your email client and more. Springloops CreativePro Office 2. 3.