How to choose project management applications? Is it the license, is it ergonomics, wealth of features, .etc?

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    If this is a shopping question, it will be closed as off-topic. On the other hand, if you want to know how to do a bake-off for your specific use case, you'll need to add a great deal of detail about your process, and what specific problem you're trying to solve for.
    – Todd A. Jacobs
    May 18, 2017 at 2:51
  • I see, the names of the companies I quoted sow doubt in you. Ok I will edit my question.
    – AED
    May 18, 2017 at 8:23
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    The requirements will be different for every organization. Some organizations will be price sensitive, others are not, etc. This remains a shopping oriented opinion related question.
    – MCW
    May 18, 2017 at 9:37
  • You would choose your application based on the features that it offers that are most important to you and your organization. What are the requirements that you're looking for in terms of your software selection? What are the main things that your selection would need to do in order add value to your project management processes?
    – JennieK_NS
    May 18, 2017 at 11:32
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    "Shopping questions" are always off-topic on PMSE. From the comments, it seems you want a canonical list of filtering criteria, but such a question is both too broad and ultimately too specific to your organization's needs to be answerable in our Q&A format. If you can edit the question to be less of a shopping question, it can be re-opened by the community.
    – Todd A. Jacobs
    May 19, 2017 at 5:26

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The same way you would choose any tool.

Does it require licenses? Does your organisation already support one of these tools? Does it do what you want? Jira is webbased distributed which is a huge plus. Do you need that?

  • Thank you that is what I want to know but also I would like to know more what gives more weight in terms of features ie the ability to support several types of projects, best practice (PMI, Agile .. .)
    – AED
    May 16, 2017 at 17:22
  • CodeGnome's Law

    Define your process, then automate it.

  • CodeGnome's First Corollary

    If you can't do it by hand, then you can't automate it. Automation is a tool to increase consistency, but it is not in itself a substitute for a well-defined process or process control.

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    Okay, that's nice. But you do not answer my question
    – AED
    May 18, 2017 at 8:36
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    Here's the answer rephrased: What is it that you want to be able to accomplish, and do you know the method that you would accomplish this task manually if you needed to do so? If you have that, you can then find the tool that provides you with the same process but less work.
    – JennieK_NS
    May 18, 2017 at 11:27
  • Jennie, Definitely, your reading is better. I now see the meaning of the question
    – AED
    May 18, 2017 at 20:43

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