Currently where I am employed (as a developer) we have two programs to track tasks.
One tool (Ace Project) for larger project that groups several tasks below it, allows for some attachments, and commenting. And is supposed to be used to plan projects, however, it's large, slow, and just a pain to use.
The other (RMTrack) is used for maintenance and feature additions to completed projects. It's quicker, and closer to bug tracking.
We don't have defect tracking or bug tracking software... which I have tried to recommend.
However, the more I read about Project Management the more I like the idea of simply having a whiteboard with a grid for a project. Names down the side, and SDLC groups across the top (Requirements, Design, Development, QA, Release...etc) and using sticky notes with the task, and moving it around on a whiteboard to keep track.
Unfortunately, there is no way that we will get whiteboards in the offices for this use. Our work areas are too open, and "clean".
What I would like as an alternative is a virtual whiteboard we can setup and use in the same way. With the added benefit of being able to attach links/documents to the sticky notes. Track their movement. And be very open and flexible so devs, pms, qa, managers, execs, can look at it, and even edit/move things if they want.
Is there any software out there like that already?
If I could find something and sell it as a way to organize the other two tools we use and be a portal into them, we might be able to better keep track of workloads and statuses. And not run into the issues we currently do by trying to keep track of progress in excel spreadsheets scattered about.