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What is a Good Project Management Software?

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David Smith
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I have a team for 55 resources who are seated at various locations. Monitoring
the project progress becomes very difficult, even with regular update
and daily scrums. So looking for a tool which can
- Manage project effectively and efficiently.
- Timesheet with approval mechanism
- Reports (Generic + customizable for top management)
- Project cost and health of the project at any given point of time​
-​ Invoice and billing
- Resource management
- Collaborative tool

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Maheswaren Gunase...
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Hi Folks 

Anyone heard of Goal Directed Project Planning before. Appreciate if anyone can guide thanks 

 

Mahes 

Dear Yashik,

I looked at ProofHub features and did not find anything about automatic scheduling and resource leveling.

If this tool is the best then others are even worse.

Tool selection depends on the user requirements. Here most people are involved in managing large and complex projects and need the tools that can help them to optimize their schedules and budgets and analyze project performance.

Yashik Kapoor
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I think ProofHub is the best fit for this. 

Dear Yashik,

please inform us what software from your list can calculate project schedule taking into account resource, funding and space constraints?

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There are so many Project management softwares available in the market with really good features. You should only choose them after analyzing all their features, reading user reviews and comparing with each other to see what is the best options for your personal requirement. 
Some of the best softwares are Zoho Projects,  Freshservice and Tiemchart.

You can also connect to software recommendation platforms like SoftwareSuggest.com if you have any personal query or confusion. They also provide personal consultation to your queries and free demos of the softwares.

 
Dee Gerine
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I'm going to vouch for Zenkit.

It's a project management tool designed to streamline collaborative work. Their 'switching views' feature allows you to navigate between collections seamlessly. Worth a look if you're a visual thinker.

Arielle Britt
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Hello,

Just discovered this post with valuable tools and software. There are a lot of tools to try and I just came up when Googling "task management software" which is a complementary software for project management.

I know some here that use both task management and project management software. I find it very hard to use them both so I had to cancel down to only 1 software to manage my projects with my team.

Take a look at Hitask as one of the best task management software in the industry. It's great for small teams who like to approach projects with the GTD mindset.

Hope you guys like it.

Have a great day!

David Manna
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You have such a big team. Microsoft office is a great software. But it requires some time to master it and takes more time using the tool than doing actual project work. Have a look at this free team management software at https://fluxes.com/features/. It lets you manage project works effectively with large team. There are lots of simple features to make your life easy.              

Vartika Kashyap
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You can also try ProofHub to manage your projects effectively.

ProofHub comes packed with powerful features to eliminate the need of having too many different tools to run your business.

 

Proofing

  • Speed up the files and documents review process, bring clarity in feedback sharing and even keep track of changes made in them.

  • Custom roles

    Gain ultimate control on your projects by setting Custom roles and defining different access levels for your team members based on their responsibilities.

  • White-labeling

    Set up branded sign-in page, add a color, set a theme, and add your logo to make the account appear just like your company’s look and feel.

  • Multilingual

    The interface is available in more than half a dozen languages including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and German.

  • Task management

    Keep work organized so that people don’t have to wonder what they have to work on next and what’s pending.

  • Workflows and boards

    Simplify the way you manage your tasks by defining their flow, and assigning basic or kanban workflow to them as per your requirement.

  • Gantt charts

    Get a visual timeline for tasks to better plan the projects and manage resources efficiently, and stay on track!

  • Reports

    Get clear insight of how projects are running and resource utilization, to analyze plans and iterate accordingly.

  • Time tracking

    Keep track of the time spent on tasks by either making manual time entries or by using the timer to bill the clients accurately.

  • Discussions

    Share opinions and updates, post announcements and assign them to teams and clients, to get rid of those messy email threads.

  • Chat

    Ask quick questions, feedbacks or even have casual conversations, with emojis adding fun to your office communication.

  • Calendar

    Manage all your scheduled events, meetings, appointments, milestones, project deadlines, and don’t let important dates slip from your mind.

  • File management

    Keep your files and documents centralized and organized, to easily share and collaborate with remote teams and clients.

  • Notes

    Keep all your important project information, quick reminders, random thoughts and big ideas organized and safe at a central location.

  • Project manager

    Gain ultimate control of your projects, know problems in advance and keep teams & project progress on the right track.

  • Project templates

    Save time while working on similar projects by using predefined project templates which you can create.

  • Integrations

    Access Freshbooks, Google Calendar & iCal, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Onedrive and Outlook apps within ProofHub.

  • Logs

    Track down every activity done by people in your account, be it task completion, file deletion or event rescheduling, to know who is accountable for what.

  • Email-in

    Forward important emails to your account to add project requests, report issues sent by the clients, or ask quick questions that need to be worked upon.

  • Advanced search

    Find your files, task lists, tasks and notes real quick using relevant keywords and phrases.

  • IP restriction

    Restrict your account access to only those IP addresses that you will select, and avoid unauthorized logins to keep your data secure.

  • In app notifications

    Stay updated whenever something happens in projects and always keep ultimate control on your projects and teams.

Vartika Kashyap
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You can also try ProofHub to manage your projects effectively.

ProofHub comes packed with powerful features to eliminate the need of having too many different tools to run your business.

 

Proofing

  • Speed up the files and documents review process, bring clarity in feedback sharing and even keep track of changes made in them.

  • Custom roles

    Gain ultimate control on your projects by setting Custom roles and defining different access levels for your team members based on their responsibilities.

  • White-labeling

    Set up branded sign-in page, add a color, set a theme, and add your logo to make the account appear just like your company’s look and feel.

  • Multilingual

    The interface is available in more than half a dozen languages including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and German.

  • Task management

    Keep work organized so that people don’t have to wonder what they have to work on next and what’s pending.

  • Workflows and boards

    Simplify the way you manage your tasks by defining their flow, and assigning basic or kanban workflow to them as per your requirement.

  • Gantt charts

    Get a visual timeline for tasks to better plan the projects and manage resources efficiently, and stay on track!

  • Reports

    Get clear insight of how projects are running and resource utilization, to analyze plans and iterate accordingly.

  • Time tracking

    Keep track of the time spent on tasks by either making manual time entries or by using the timer to bill the clients accurately.

  • Discussions

    Share opinions and updates, post announcements and assign them to teams and clients, to get rid of those messy email threads.

  • Chat

    Ask quick questions, feedbacks or even have casual conversations, with emojis adding fun to your office communication.

  • Calendar

    Manage all your scheduled events, meetings, appointments, milestones, project deadlines, and don’t let important dates slip from your mind.

  • File management

    Keep your files and documents centralized and organized, to easily share and collaborate with remote teams and clients.

  • Notes

    Keep all your important project information, quick reminders, random thoughts and big ideas organized and safe at a central location.

  • Project manager

    Gain ultimate control of your projects, know problems in advance and keep teams & project progress on the right track.

  • Project templates

    Save time while working on similar projects by using predefined project templates which you can create.

  • Integrations

    Access Freshbooks, Google Calendar & iCal, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Onedrive and Outlook apps within ProofHub.

  • Logs

    Track down every activity done by people in your account, be it task completion, file deletion or event rescheduling, to know who is accountable for what.

  • Email-in

    Forward important emails to your account to add project requests, report issues sent by the clients, or ask quick questions that need to be worked upon.

  • Advanced search

    Find your files, task lists, tasks and notes real quick using relevant keywords and phrases.

  • IP restriction

    Restrict your account access to only those IP addresses that you will select, and avoid unauthorized logins to keep your data secure.

  • In app notifications

    Stay updated whenever something happens in projects and always keep ultimate control on your projects and teams.

Christope Borlat
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A project management software is considered good if its offer you all the flexibility and all the capabilities to:

• Break down any business strategy into multiple portfolios and organizations.

• Dynamically prioritize, fund and staff initiatives and actions according to strategic targets, but also available budgets and resources. • Plan work and schedule your resources in a standard or agile mode.

• Dynamically control execution and progress on several axes and identify the potential gaps with the original targets.

• Realign periodically strategy and execution. Support any Changes in the Organization. With Triskell PPM-Factory business users can easily configure and re-configure on the go, Triskell PPM-Factory, to encapsulate strategy and business processes in a unique multi-organization and multi portfolios environment.

Olivia Cote
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This issues can haldled by using softare that is designed for agile use. You can refere any Agile based project managemet tools as you can easily assign project, can create cards or you can also link resource with particular cards and project. Even you can Visualize your project goals and estimation of work. My friend also using Agile project management tools that working best for him as he handiling 37 team memebr with different location.  

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For construction management, Leansite is probably the best option ;) www.leansiteapp.com

John Andrew
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I have used many tools, but these days I am using TeamWeek. It is very advanced online Task and Project management tool and team planning software with effective features like project management, task management, team calendar with sharing feature, Gantt charts and more.

Ali Amjad
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I  have used Trello, Redbooth, Assembla and Asana, but currently, I am using TaskQue. I especially like TaskQue because of its Queue Feature. Furthermore, if you individually want to track your performance, I think Wunderlist would work perfectly for you, otherwise, if you are managing a team, then go for TaskQue. 

Ali Amjad
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I  have used Trello, Redbooth, Assembla and Asana, but currently, I am using TaskQue. I especially like TaskQue because of its Queue Feature. Furthermore, if you individually want to track your performance, I think Wunderlist would work perfectly for you, otherwise, if you are managing a team, then go for TaskQue. 

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Hi David, 

Check out Easy Projects software, it might be helpful for you. Here are the main features to contribute to your project success:

1. Project planning: through Gantt Chart, Resource Loading Simulations and Project Calendar you can manage all tasks and see all the activities lined up on a single timeline

2. Resource planning: through its color-coded report you can see the workload of each of your team members thus avoiding both under-utilization and overloading

3. With Easy Projects you can assign unlimited number of tasks with any levels of hierarchy you need 

4. The software allows for easy communication among team members with the ability to save the discussion for those who were not present at the discussion. It also allows for sharing any kind of files. 

6. Time tracking: time tracking is very flexible: choose whatever you prefer, single entry, weekly submissions or a built-in timer with a stopwatch functionality. 

David Smith
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All,

Thank you for your support and valuable comments. After a long research I have shortlisted Project.net.  In case if someone has used this system please let me know your review or experience of this system.
 

-David

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Hi, Nancy. I'm curious -- I glanced through the video, but didn't see any mention of CPM or critical path analysis. I'm curious -- does your package ahve a CPM algorithm and what metrics does it compute?

Fraternally in project management,

Steve the Bajan

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Hi David,

I think you should try eResource Scheduler software (I have added a quick tour video to make you understand its functionality) by Enbraun. It allows real-time tracking of your resources. It is a collaborative tool with configurable reports. It has automatic report generation feature, as far as you booked any resource against any project, you will be able to see reports (utilization, forecasting and financial). Not only this, you can extract the data to MS Excel and much more. To evaluate its features you can opt for free trial or personal web demo. 

Thank you

Rex Dean
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Hi David. You would find proofhub project management tool quite useful for managing projects in an organized manner and for effortless collaboration among remotely based team members. It also has got timesheets. Moreover it is simple to use.

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hi...its not a big issue...lots of tools avilavle some tools is

Zoho project

basecamp

huddle

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Sameera Khan
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Hello David,

I have checked your query and I think that you must try BIZixx - Project Managemennt Software to manage your business and it can easily manage all the things that you have mentioned in your query. 

It has following features:-

Client Management where you can add/edit clients and add clients with pending invoices on separate list.

Team Management is managing your team like adding new team memners and socument management.

Project Management that includes  searching of projects based on client, project status, priority and time limit, option to stricliy follow allocated hours, key information accessible to permitted members and not accessible to clients.

Tasks and Report Management that inclues managing tasks, reports of team members.

Invoices Management

If you are having an IT business then this is must go option for you.

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Hello David,

Did you get a change to check the url that I provided. To respond to your question, Project.net is a project portfolio management software which would help you manage project effectively and efficiently. As mentioned earlier our system caters your requirement.
- Timesheet is a basic element of the software and you can capture time either from the project or from personal workspace

- We have Business Intelligence Reporting tool which help to churn out custom reports.  
- Project cost and health of the project at any given point of time​. The same can be achieved using reporting tool.

- Resource assignment & allocation, reserve resources for project, utilization and even resource cost etc can be monitored

- Collaborative tools like blog it, wiki, discussion & form module and in-build notification mechanism will help in effective collaboration.  

I would recommend you to try and evaluate the system to check if our system fits your requirement.  You may also request for online demonstration.

Regards,

Project.net Support

David Smith
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Project.net, can you explain how your system can take care of all my requiremnets. I will take look the link later.

- David

David Smith
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Thanks for the link Carla. I will take a look.

-David

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Hello David, I represent Project.net. We manage portfolios of projects with a focus on collaboration. Our system caters to all the items that you have mentioned as part of your requirement.  You may request for a free trial using below URL. You may check if our system fits your need. http://www.project.net/content/try-projectnethttp://www.project.net/forum Please let me know if you require any further details.  Regards,Project.net Support
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You should definitely give a try to the cloud based project management tool from Replicon ( http://www.replicon.com/project-and-program-management ) which not only manage the project with the team members but also keeps time constraint as te basic necessity to manage the overall project in a hassle free and seamless manner.

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Nice Thread Generally A Project Management Software gives you the power to simplify task management. It’s basically a team management system with which you can manage the work of your staff at one place.

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David, if your project management software does not support critical path analysis, it is difficult even to call it "project management software", no matter how colaborative, customizable for reports, etc. it may be. Yet even if it does, everything is relative:

  1. If it claims to support critical path analysis but does not compute critical path drag, it is lacking crucial functionality.
  2. If it supports critical path analysis but does a poor job of resource bottleneck identification and/or leveling, that is a major flaw if you are in any way resource limited. (And what project isn't!)

Fraternally in project management,

Steve the Bajan

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