The Top 5 Web Based Project ManagementProgramsThe job of project manager isn’t easy. It can be challenging to organize pro...
Liquid PlannerLiquidPlanner offers a secure online environment of unlimited products, offering a relativelycomplete soluti...
BasecampThis is a popular web based project collaboration application and is considered one of the toppicks in web based p...
Cons         No hosted versionVersionOneOver the years VersionOne has evolved to support several methodologies including X...
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The top 5 web based project management programs

  1. 1. The Top 5 Web Based Project ManagementProgramsThe job of project manager isn’t easy. It can be challenging to organize projects and keep thingson flowing smoothly. For freelancers the ability to successfully manage projects is the differencebetween success and failure. Challenges include task management, resource management,estimating time involved to complete each project, to name just a few of the challenges projectmanagers and freelancers face. Let’s look at the top 5 web based project management programsand their pros and cons.ApptivoAppitivo has earned a reputation as a complete planning solution. Best of all it’s completely free.Pros Manages all aspects of small business needs Free web based version handles all project management needs Premium services offers custom builds to meet your needs Easy to setup and useCons Need to purchase additional modules that aren’t included Documentation is poor© 2011 SaaS Project management Inc. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Liquid PlannerLiquidPlanner offers a secure online environment of unlimited products, offering a relativelycomplete solution.Pros Client and stakeholder collaboration Scheduling capabilities, make it easy to accomplish accurate PERT estimation Mobile dashboard for your iPhoneCons Lacking as a fully fledged project management tool, mostly a strong task manager Only available as a web based solution with no variations availablePivotalTrackerThis web based project management application is built on the ‘build better software faster’principle.Pros A virtual room where teams can interact Real time collaboration Drag and drop interfaceCons Robust bug tracking Doesn’t work well with traditional SaaS models© 2011 SaaS Project management Inc. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. BasecampThis is a popular web based project collaboration application and is considered one of the toppicks in web based project management programs. It integrates a many third party addons, and itis available in a number of languages.Pros Can use private label Simple and easy to use Powerful API that allows seamless integration with other applicationsCons More costly than other similar applications Poor bug tracking Very little focus put on planningPlan TeamPlan Team combines the best of time tracking, project management, team collaboration, andproject tracking into a single web based project management program that’s extremely powerful.Pros Secure online workspace that is shared Active community support Open source tool Smartphone interface© 2011 SaaS Project management Inc. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Cons No hosted versionVersionOneOver the years VersionOne has evolved to support several methodologies including XP, DSDM,Scrum, and others.Pros Work fast Robust reporting capabilities Drag and drop interfaceCons More application than most need Complex and difficult to learn Non standard terminologyConclusionDeciding which web based project management program is right for your business can be adaunting task. What might be the right choice for one project may be the wrong choice foranother project. You need to determine what your general needs are and find the web basedproject management program that will meet most of your needs most of the time. Rememberthere are a number of excellent free web based project management options, so why not startthere?© 2011 SaaS Project management Inc. All rights reserved.

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