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Old 08-05-2008, 06:51 AM   #1
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Software -- Which project coordinator software do you use? and Why?


Hello,


on my job people is trying to find a good project coordinator, they are checking several options such as sugar, open-project, project coordinator ...




Which kind of software have you seen running on your working places?



Thanks.



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Old 08-05-2008, 12:38 PM   #2
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trying to find a good project coordinator
Do you mean a project planning app (something that primarily allows you to draw Gannt charts, PERT charts and graph out resource allocations, etc.), or do you mean something more?

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checking several options such as sugar
sugar comes into the 'something more' category
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...open-project, project coordinator ...
Looked at (but not used in anger) open-project. Have tried task-juggler and planner.

Whether they are useful to you depends on what you are trying to do. If I was trying to co-ordinate and control expenditure on a £billion project, with tens of directly employed sub-contracting orgs and hundreds of 'resources' (people!), I probably wouldn't use any of the above; I would certainly need lots of convincing that they are adequate and would have to try out (benchmark!) various significant scenarios.

OTOH, if I was planning to put up a whiteboard in my shed, I'd just use whatever came to hand (it wouldn't be worth the effort of bechmarking, and I think planner is in this distro) or maybe nothing, and I'd be pretty sure it would work.

Something about the complexity of your task would be useful.

One thing about open source planners that might be of significance; because of their cost, everyone on the project could (maybe not should) have a copy and this makes it easier to distribute plans electronically; I hate to think how much HP roll paper I've sent to an early re-cycling, because we could not afford to give everyone on the project a copy of MS project and this meant weekly print-outs for the progress review session with the people concerned.
 
  


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