[plug] project management software

Bernd Felsche bernie at innovative.iinet.net.au
Mon Apr 14 11:46:46 WST 2008

Tim Bowden <tim.bowden at westnet.com.au> wrote:

>I'm looking for some project management software; Probably along
>the lines of MS Project or such.  Does anyone have any
>recommendations as to what's worth while in the linux space?  If
>anyone has used both MS project and a linux equivalent and can
>provide a comparison based on experience that would be great.

It *really* depends on what you mean by "project management".

Project management can encompass any or all of the following:
* Fixed resource allocation, provisioning and tracking.
* Cost management and accounting.
* Materials requirements planning, provisioning and tracking.
* Reporting and monitoring.

++ some other stuff like handling who's allowed to do and see what;
and how you can identify people ...

MRP/ERP systems are used for project management. The desktop stuff
should be able to use the enterprise's existing data sources and
MRP/ERP to leverage any capabilities thereof. 

The desktop view should, for a competent enterprise back-end, be
just a pretty face. As such, I would smile upon any "project
application" that provided that via a webby face; for use by all
platforms. That's based on only about 25 years' experience in
project management; and trying to give the ugly thing a usable
interface for mere mortals.

btw: I'm allowed to use the word "leverage" because I was leveraging
idiomatic paradigm shifts before any of them became buzzwords.
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