Questions tagged [pm-software]

This tag is for questions regarding the USAGE of software directly related to project management. Questions about technical support or product selection are off-topic. You should already know what tool you plan to use and what process the tool will automate before writing your question. Use specific software tags (e.g. "ms-project", "jira") rather than this generic tag whenever possible.

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Is it possible to create a recurring task in OpenProj?

Is it possible to create a recurring task in OpenProj? If so, how do you edit a task to make it a recurring task?
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MS Project: Leveling subtask resources by moving summary task

I'm working on a microsoft project pro problem and need help. I have two summary tasks A and B starting on the same day. Each Summary task has sub tasks 1,2 with resources allocated to them and ...
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Project Plan software - auto triggers tasks to team

I manage a team of 20 people. I would like to create a project plan with tasks, start date/time, end date/time, link predecessor and successor tasks and also assign my team member names. Here's what I ...
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How do I select project management software for our current workflow?

We are a small engineering firm that has just expanded from one to three workers. Earlier, the managing of projects was done by e-mail, where the user sorted each project by folders in Outlook. Since ...
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What's a good way to do requirements management in Jira? [closed]

My team gets a pretty big corpus of requirement documents before each product... and by "pretty big" I mean roughly a hundred documents with 20-200 requirements a piece. We're moving to Jira for ...
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Can bug trackers be used for tracking tasks other than programming?

I work as an electrical engineer, and sometimes when work gets busy (read: most of the time) there are so many various tasks and things to remember to take care of later that it can get difficult to ...
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How can I effectively track story points with Trello?

I'm exploring Trello as a Kanban tool, and am hung up on how to track story points with it. This isn't something that Trello natively supports, so I've been re-purposing labels to carry this ...
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How do I get MS Project to give “Actual Finish” using a new baseline?

I have a schedule baselined in MS Project 2007. We have identified, documented and obtained approval for a change to this schedule. I plan to save the new baseline as "Baseline 1" and keep the ...
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What is a good dead simple project management tool? [closed]

I'm looking for a no frills, cheap/free online project management tool. Recommendations?
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Multiple resources for one task in MS Project

I have a single task (of type Fixed Work) with a total Work estimated to 160 hours. When I assign two full-time resources (let's call them Alice and Bob) to it, Duration of the task is 80 hours, as ...
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Software to help estimate effort and record effort for timeline purposes (one man team)

I am trying to find some software that allows the following workflow: Create a wbs with effort. Plot wbs items onto a Gantt chart to see when items should/could be completed by and build a schedule. ...
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How can I organize an on demand Support Team for a customer-facing project?

I want to manage a team which developers themselves now support the software produced. Developers are the only people who know how to fix the problems. The problem is that when something goes wrong ...
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Programs for making gantt charts [closed]

Other than Microsoft Project what are some of the other programs out there that are great for making gantt charts, the best I could find is GanttProject.
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Looking for a tool that has ticket management, user/client profiling and project task assignments [closed]

I'm looking to improve my digital agency's workflow (about 10 people - web design, graphic, photography, etc), and hopefully it'll be something like this: Mails sent to contact@myagency.com are piped ...
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What is good PM software for an iterative system development approach?

We aren't necessarily using Agile, but we aren't using the Waterfall approach either; it's more of a hybrid of both. I was told that Microsoft Project is great for the Waterfall method, but it's not ...
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How should I organise my podcast project? [closed]

I want to organise a podcast with some friends, with a gradual release schedule. We're about 6 people who meet up personally, but we can't get productive enough in our meetups, so we decided to use ...
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Is there any online or free software to draw CPM? [closed]

Are there any online or free tools for drawing Critical Path using the CPM method? I already calculated all ES, EF, LS, LF and other parameters, now I'm looking for a tool to draw it. There doesn't ...
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Have you used any Project Management software for Bloggers or News Media Website? [closed]

We are three partners and have also hired couple of interns. Our project is a article based website. Or more simply its a blog or News Media Website. We would like to discuss on article topics or ...
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Link requirements within PDF or HTML files to increase traceability

Do you know of any tool (or plugin for such tool) with following features: Manage Requirements (like Redmine, DOORS, Borland Caliber and many more...) Link Requirements with parts of a PDF or HTML ...
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Is it possible to use HP Quality Center as a task tracking tool?

In my current project, I felt the lack of a sound platform for tracking our tasks, as in my previous project we were using Atlassian's Jira. Chatting with development managers, they mentioned that ...
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How to write a proper Vision Document for a Scrum project

As the Scrum Framework is built interactively, I'd like to know if Scrum offers specific guidelines to define the Vision Document, which is usually defined based on the utmost client need. How should ...
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Electronic kanban board [closed]

In my project we decided to use Kanban. We started with trello, the application is very nice but it has too few features. It doesn't support: WIP limits Class of service Multiple swim lanes Which ...
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How To Format Calendar Views in MS Project so a Custom Field Controls the Background Color?

In MS Project, is there a way to customize the calendar view where the value of a task level enterprise custom field drives the background color of the task? The GanttBarFormatEx method seems to be ...
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Project Management Gantt Tool makes All Tasks Concurrent

All the gantt tools I have tried make all tasks concurrent, until I specify start date or dependencies. I do not yet know the start date, and not all tasks have dependencies (well not enough to fully ...
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Activity report software/web application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What time tracking / time management software do you use? Do you know/use any 'activity report' software? I mean an application, where employees sign in, and report how many ...
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What is the best video conferencing / meeting tool for scrum teams? [closed]

I have 10 scrum (agile) teams and all of my teams have remote members in different locations. I need the following feature but not necessarily at the same time: Works and easy to set up for ...
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Where can I find a free website for managing closed source project development? [closed]

Is there any free webpage/web application for managing project development with these requirements: Writing public posts of news about project (new version, new logic etc) - can be as blog posts. ...
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Time Tracking in basecamp no longer supported. What are some alternatives? [closed]

I work for a small web development company and for a few years now we have managed our time tracking through basecamp. With the recent news that basecamp will no longer be supporting time tracking in ...
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Most suitable project management tool for a freelancer [closed]

I've been using JIRA for my project management since about a year. Before, I used Basecamp which was pretty useful, but someday I found out I needed time management and other more complex features. ...
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What Lightweight/Project Management or Bug Tracker Software Can I Use to Manage Exceptions, Milestones, and Old Bugs?

I have a problem: in my team we are currently using bug tracker for project planning, issues backlog and exceptions. It doesn't scale well. We have about 2000 issues there and it's unwieldy to manage ...
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Is there a name for this PERT-like project management status chart?

I know of a long-standing program where a particular format of project status chart has been in use for more than a decade. It was originally created to status the assembly sequence of a complex ...
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Software to to work with band practice

Is there any software, preferably web based, that will allow a small group of people, a band, to communicate easily, share song lists and songs, and notes? The song list is simply a list of songs ...
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Which Collaboration Software Do You Use? [closed]

We are looking for a new Collaboration-Software. Especially for collaboration, monitoring, reporting, project management, bugtracking, time management, agile software etc. So I am interested in your ...
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Is planning software necessary? [closed]

Is planning software necessary? Can you plan your project without one?
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Is there a powerful Multiple Calendar Tool out there?

I've looked into many different types of tools, but I'm not finding one that can: Create multiple project calendars See a Master View of All Project calendars Unlimited filtering options for multiple ...
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Project Management Software for Developers and Non-Technical Users [closed]

So, my company has finally decided that we need some type of project management solution for the entire operations team (~10 people). I have personally been using Basecamp to track new feature/...
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Easiest online team collaboration tool [closed]

I would need an online team collaboration (project management) tool very easy to use. I don't need a lot of features, just these ones: assign tasks to team members comment on tasks give time ...
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Tool to manage projects reports [closed]

I have a few projects and I want to prepare/update and send reports about them. Could you suggest me any tool/application/web-site which can do the following things: Describe a project's current ...
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Task planing/Scheduling software [closed]

I'm looking for software for organizing a "workout routine". Not weights but things in general where I want an organized plan of action to accomplish a long term goal. Essentially I want something ...
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Project Management Tools for Embedded Software Professionals

I understand this may apply to very few but I hope there are some who can give me good advice. I would like to know what project management tools embedded software engineering organizations/groups/...
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Good (possibly free) tools for running Monte Carlo Simulations? [closed]

We need to perform a good deal of Monte Carlo analysis on some of our project plans - basically creating tornado diagrams, sensitivity analysis and follow it up with Monte Carlos. I am aware of ...
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VCS + IssueTracking + CI for free? [closed]

What is the best way to build an IT infrastructure based on a free / affordable online services (GitHub, BitBucket, etc)? To facilitate collaborative work of a group of independent remote developers (...
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How to accurately track the time a contractor spends on a project?

We just hired a contractor for a project, and the pay is based on hours. I just wonder if there is any way (e.g. software, website, etc) to track/verify the actual amount of time he spends on working ...
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Project management software with Mercurial support that runs on PHP/JSP servers

Our business uses Mercurial for SCM and use it's integrated server for push and pull operations. We are also familiar with Apache+PHP and Tomcat+J2EE applications. I am looking out for a project ...
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Looking for recommendations for Project and Change Management tools [closed]

I'm currently researching software project management tools for a team of 12 developers. In addition to project management, we'd like to handle help desk tickets and a SOX compliant change management ...
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As a project manager, how do I use Fogbugz to track requirements?

Our small software development team is looking for a way to track our requirements. Our development team uses Fogbugz and we are considering that option. Any suggestions?
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PM web-app for non-programmers with google apps [closed]

I am thinking of improving project management in our small international advocacy group (< 10 people spread in several countries). We currently do everything by e-mail. We are already using free ...
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Software for task tracking [closed]

I'm remotely managing a team of about 10 persons, and it becomes difficult to track every task and its status. I'm looking for a solution for task tracking. There are already a few of such ...
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Project Management tool that helps in retrospective/analytics [closed]

I am looking for a project management tool that has support for the following analytics-related requirements: Be able to see the historical progress or trend (red/yellow/green) of the project. Be ...
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What's the most effective way of sharing the schedule with the team?

I'm keen to know the perceived best way of sharing a company wide schedule of work. Here are some key considerations: I want the team to be able to see what is upcoming in the next 1-6 weeks and the ...