How will you
know it’s

BROKE

if you don’t know
where it is
Options in Open Source Project Management
What

features
are must-have
in your project management tool
Are you tracking
internal projects?
…or external
projects?
Is there a PMO?
Are you managing
business operations
projects?
…or IT projects?
Image here for waterfall IT methodology

Are you using
traditional methodologies?
… or managing Agile projects?
So many tools,
so little time.
Open source, no usage limitations
Commercial & community
Actively developed in last 12 mont...
Narrowing down the field
Feature Category
Collaboration
Collaboration
Collaboration
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Cor...
Advantages

Disadvantages

Project budgeting

No resource planning

Baseline feature

Light on Program mgt

Repositories (...
Advantages

Disadvantages

Usability

Cost (especially addons)

Interactive Gantt

Light on Program mgmt.

Mobile / respon...
Dare
I call a
project
tool

cool

?
Advantages

Disadvantages

Collaboration

Beta 3 released July 2013

Runs on Drupal 7

Focus shifted from v1.0

ACL & Priv...
Advantages

Disadvantages

Collaboration

Reporting

Joomla 2.5 & 3.x

Light program mgmt

Usability (D&D in 3)

IT PM; No...
unique Design

Panel feature
Advantages

Disadvantages

PMI would be proud

So big, it hurts

• Earned Value reporting

Recurring tasks

• Project init...
Agile / scrum
User Stories
Tasks
Backlog
Sprints

Consulting Projects
Sub-projects
Tickets + tasks
Timesheets + tickets
So...
Advantages

Disadvantages

Collaboration

External PM

Import from MS Project IT / Software PM

Program management
Workflo...
Indicates very
strong in this area

Internal Projects

External Projects
Business / Ops
IT / Software
Traditional /
Waterf...
Interested in learning
more about
ProjectFork & Joomla
CMS for your
business?
Let’s talk about your project.

Deb Cinkus,C...
Open Source Project Management Tools (AKA "How will you know it's broke, if you don't know where it is?"
Open Source Project Management Tools (AKA "How will you know it's broke, if you don't know where it is?"
Open Source Project Management Tools (AKA "How will you know it's broke, if you don't know where it is?"
Open Source Project Management Tools (AKA "How will you know it's broke, if you don't know where it is?"
Open Source Project Management Tools (AKA "How will you know it's broke, if you don't know where it is?"
Open Source Project Management Tools (AKA "How will you know it's broke, if you don't know where it is?"
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An independent review of several different open source project management tools and how they compare. Includes:
- Redmine
- EasyRedmine
- ]ProjectOpen[
- Project.net
- ProjectFork on Joomla 3 CMS
- Open Atrium 2 on Drupal 7


Presented October 24, 2013 at the All Things Open conference in Raleigh, NC by Deb Cinkus, CEO of Polished Geek, a Joomla web development company

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Open Source Project Management Tools (AKA "How will you know it's broke, if you don't know where it is?"

  1. 1. How will you know it’s BROKE if you don’t know where it is Options in Open Source Project Management
  2. 2. What features are must-have in your project management tool
  3. 3. Are you tracking internal projects?
  4. 4. …or external projects?
  5. 5. Is there a PMO?
  6. 6. Are you managing business operations projects?
  7. 7. …or IT projects?
  8. 8. Image here for waterfall IT methodology Are you using traditional methodologies?
  9. 9. … or managing Agile projects?
  10. 10. So many tools, so little time. Open source, no usage limitations Commercial & community Actively developed in last 12 months Whoa, that’s still dozens.
  11. 11. Narrowing down the field Feature Category Collaboration Collaboration Collaboration Core Core Core Core Core Core Core Core Core Core Core Core External PM External PM Integration Program Mgmt Reporting Reporting Reporting Feature Description Discussions/Forums Wiki / Knowledgebase Chat Collaboration features Document management Document versioning Calendars Notifications / messaging Project templates Timetracking Task Management Milestones Recurring Tasks Task Lists by Milestone Multi-language Invoicing Ticketing / Helpdesk Import/export MS Project Program level management features Project budgeting Gantt charts Advanced management reporting Joomla 3 ProjectFork Pro 3rd party 3rd party Drupal Open Atrium 2 EasyRedmine 3rd party Addon Addon Community Ed. ProjectOpen Redmine 9.2.5 Project.Net Not active Lite 3rd Party 3rd Party Plugin Plugin 3rd Party 3rd Party Lite 3rd party Etcetera, etcetera… Lite 3rd Party Addon Addon Lite 3rd Party 3rd Party 3rd Party Lite 3rd Party Lite Planned
  12. 12. Advantages Disadvantages Project budgeting No resource planning Baseline feature Light on Program mgt Repositories (GIT) 3rd Party addons: AgileDwarf available • Advanced task mgt Established • External projects • Advanced reporting • Mobile Usability
  13. 13. Advantages Disadvantages Usability Cost (especially addons) Interactive Gantt Light on Program mgmt. Mobile / responsive Recurring tasks Addons for: Document versioning • Wiki No Agile enhancements • MS Project import • Resource planning • Helpdesk
  14. 14. Dare I call a project tool cool ?
  15. 15. Advantages Disadvantages Collaboration Beta 3 released July 2013 Runs on Drupal 7 Focus shifted from v1.0 ACL & Privacy • Task management weakened Mobile / responsive Usability (D&D) • Recommend JIRA integration Reporting External & IT PM Gantt charts
  16. 16. Advantages Disadvantages Collaboration Reporting Joomla 2.5 & 3.x Light program mgmt Usability (D&D in 3) IT PM; No Agile / scrum Document mgmt MS Project import Mobile / responsive Some external PM • Invoicing • Ticket / Helpdesk
  17. 17. unique Design Panel feature
  18. 18. Advantages Disadvantages PMI would be proud So big, it hurts • Earned Value reporting Recurring tasks • Project initiation phase Program management IT service providers • ITIL based • Helpdesk • SLA performance tracking • Config & release mgmt Test case management Mobile (3rd party) Usability
  19. 19. Agile / scrum User Stories Tasks Backlog Sprints Consulting Projects Sub-projects Tickets + tasks Timesheets + tickets Software Release module
  20. 20. Advantages Disadvantages Collaboration External PM Import from MS Project IT / Software PM Program management Workflows Project templates Advanced reporting Mobile
  21. 21. Indicates very strong in this area Internal Projects External Projects Business / Ops IT / Software Traditional / Waterfall Agile / Scrum PMO / Program Management PRO Project.net Community
  22. 22. Interested in learning more about ProjectFork & Joomla CMS for your business? Let’s talk about your project. Deb Cinkus,CEO THE POLISH deb@PolishedGeek.com Donald Champion,CTO THE GEEK PolishedGeek.com @PolishedGeek donald@PolishedGeek.com

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