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Microsoft Project

Does anybody have a good alternative.  I hate to spend the money, but it seems they have the leader out there.
Phil Send private email
Monday, January 24, 2005
 
 
Sorry, it's the industry leader.  There is another, but it's even more expensive.

By the way, most people probably don't need the 'Enterprise' version, unless you're going to have lots of people directly accessing Project.
AllanL5
Monday, January 24, 2005
 
 
Oh, there is a Joel note on using Excel for project management, instead of Project.  That might be an alternative for you.
AllanL5
Monday, January 24, 2005
 
 
Excel is a fine tool if you are developing releases, and not really having to communicate with customers on projects.

Nothing hammers home to a customer that a project is going to  slip and by how much than the bar charts of project.
Phil Send private email
Monday, January 24, 2005
 
 
I can't live without the Gantts.
Sassy Send private email
Monday, January 24, 2005
 
 
I use (and contribute to) <a href="http://dotproject.net">dotProject</a> for all online collaboration.

I have a demo where I'm putting my customizations here:

http://caseysoftware.com/demo/
KC Send private email
Monday, January 24, 2005
 
 
Stupid link.
KC Send private email
Monday, January 24, 2005
 
 
You might take a look at Kidasa:

http://www.kidasa.com/

They've got an MS Project replacement as well as an MS Project add-on and a less expensive barebones project manager.  Their products emphasize ease-of-use and presentation-quality output.
Herbert Sitz Send private email
Monday, January 24, 2005
 
 
Have you looked at Open Workbench

http://www.openworkbench.org/

It's from a company called Niku and used to be closes source. I've never used it myself.
Phil Curnan Send private email
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
 
 
IMSI Turbo Project is ok - better than MS Project for resource balancing when I last used it in anger. You could probably get by with one of their cheaper editions if you just want some nice looking charts.

On Linux there's Mr.Project which is an MS Project work-alike. Haven't tried it for anything serious but it looks like it will make the obligatory pretty pictures.
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Tuesday, January 25, 2005
 
 
notmuch Send private email
Thursday, January 27, 2005
 
 
if you use Extreme Programming or SCRUM in your projects, try TargetProcess http://www.targetprocess.com
Michael Send private email
Friday, January 28, 2005
 
 
pmp my ryde
Friday, January 28, 2005
 
 

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