Task and Project Management Software

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Task and Project Management Software

  1. 1. Task and Project Management Software<br />Danielle Kane<br />Research Librarian for Emerging Technologies and Service Innovation<br />UC Irvine Libraries<br />Lunch2.0<br />November 2009<br />
  2. 2. Task Software<br />Task and priority management software available on the web. <br />
  3. 3. Remember the Milk<br />Features:<br /><ul><li> create multiple lists
  4. 4. include (or not) various fields
  5. 5. Locations (integrated Google Maps)
  6. 6. Tagging
  7. 7. Postponing
  8. 8. Offline Access: Yes
  9. 9. Integration: iGoogle, Twitter, </li></ul>Netvibes, Google Calendar<br /><ul><li> Sharing and Sending: with </li></ul> other Remember the Milk<br /> users<br />http://www.rememberthemilk.com/<br />
  10. 10. Zoho Planner<br /><ul><li> Offline Access: No
  11. 11. Integration: iGoogle
  12. 12. Sharing and Sending: With the public </li></ul> and individuals<br />Tools: <br /><ul><li> Calendar
  13. 13. To-do lists
  14. 14. Pages
  15. 15. E-mail reminders </li></ul>http://planner.zoho.com/<br />
  16. 16. Voo2do<br /><ul><li> Offline Access: No
  17. 17. Integration: No
  18. 18. Sharing and Sending: Publish a task </li></ul> list, with our without password<br />Features:<br /><ul><li> Organize tasks by project
  19. 19. Track time spent and remaining
  20. 20. Add tasks by email
  21. 21. Publish task lists
  22. 22. Place tasks in “context”</li></ul>http://voo2do.com/<br />
  23. 23. Project Management<br />Covers many types of software, including scheduling, cost control and budget management, resource allocation, collaboration software, communication, quality management and documentation or administration systems.<br />
  24. 24. Zoho Projects<br />Cost:<br /><ul><li> Free version - one project
  25. 25. $12-80/month - greater </li></ul> capacities and functionality<br />Features:<br /><ul><li> Create tasks
  26. 26. Assign ownership
  27. 27. Set deadlines
  28. 28. Tracking milestones
  29. 29. Work with calendars
  30. 30. Gantt charts
  31. 31. Reports
  32. 32. Share supporting files</li></ul>http://projects.zoho.com/home.na<br />
  33. 33. Microsoft Project<br />Features:<br /><ul><li> Designed to assist project managers
  34. 34. Create plans
  35. 35. Assigning resources to tasks
  36. 36. Tracking progress
  37. 37. Managing budgets
  38. 38. Analyzing workloads
  39. 39. Complicated for the average user</li></ul>Cost: $599-$999<br />http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project/<br />
  40. 40. Open Workbench<br /><ul><li> Open source desktop application
  41. 41. Download required
  42. 42. Free alternative to Microsoft Project
  43. 43. Complicated for the average user</li></ul>http://www.openworkbench.org/<br />
  44. 44. Microsoft Access<br />Features:<br /><ul><li> Provided by library IT
  45. 45. Create tasks
  46. 46. Assign priorities
  47. 47. Assign Tasks
  48. 48. Include notes
  49. 49. Different options for printing reports
  50. 50. Can easily share within the library</li></ul>http://office.microsoft.com<br />
  51. 51. Show and Tell<br />Adrian Petrisor<br />
  52. 52. Toodledo<br />http://www.toodledo.com/<br />
  53. 53. Open Discussion<br />20 minutes<br />

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