Project management

Anyone know of a good all in one project management software?

Anna Davis Owner of Glacier Media Marketing

August 11th, 2015

I'm looking for an all in one project management software that doesn't cost a fortune.  Something that does project management, task management and assignment, time card management for remote employees.  I have tried several and they have a few of the options I need but I find I have to use several software solutions to get what I need and this is very confusing for my employees.


Patrick Muggler

August 11th, 2015

It highly depends on your approach to project management.
Are you on Agile then I recommend Attlassian
Are you on waterfall then use Project Libre
Are you on feature base, then use Jama

The first decision is about which approach to project management you use, then worry about the tool.

Gabe Becker Head of Product & UX Design at UpCurrent

August 11th, 2015

Hey Anna, I have used Podio and thought it was great for managing tasks, sharing info and collaborating with the team.  Check it out:

https://podio.com/site/en

Andrew Parker

August 11th, 2015

Hi Anna,

I've been down this road before so I can relate a bit. You mentioned you tried many, then you probably already know that most allow thirty day free trials which is plenty of time to go through the features (even the ones listed in this discussion).

I would like to recommend teamwork.com.  

I've used tools like Basecamp, Wrike, Smartsheet, and others however I prefer Teamwork; to me it's like Basecamp but a bit more sophisticated.  It has a great gantt chart for tasks (my fav tool), and includes time tracking as well as billable hours.

Andrew

John Maloney Internet of Things Executive Consultant, IoT Engineer

August 11th, 2015

It is irresponsible to recommend any software w/o knowing the outcome(s) you wish to achieve. 

I'll assume you have done that and as you say are just 'looking.' Remember, a lot of very poor decisions and selection of apps and tools are done for dumb reasons like politics, features, functions, personal preferences, roles, etc. Beware. 

Now, since you are just 'looking' then have a look at Basecamp. Basecamp is "everyone's favorite"  w/>5M users. 

https://basecamp.com/

Shashi Srikantan

August 11th, 2015

We use Asana.  It is free for under 15 people (per team) and it is pretty powerful. We love it and use it as for CRM, project management, and (simple) appointment tracking.

Eugene Gekhter CEO, Memorable. Founder, SharePay.

August 12th, 2015

I second Andrew's recommendation. Having tried virtually all the other recommended options on this list, Teamwork is the one that finally stuck as the go to project management software.

Anthony Miller

August 11th, 2015

Hi Anna!! We use Asana as our PM platform and also use Slack as our team wide chat system. We love them both very much!! Sent from my iPhone

Siarhei Harbachou Specialty Market Researching

August 14th, 2015

Jira, Targetprocess, Microsoft project, IBM Jazz, MS Office 365.

I got very good lesson from one of my customers, when was engaged as PM.
"You are good PM, if can plan project with just piece of paper".

Any tool can be suited.

I used IBM Jazz before (it has waterfall and agile templates), then Sharepoint, then MS Project, and now use simple Excel and regular meetings.

Aaron Call

August 14th, 2015

We recently switched to Wrike from Redbooth in order to have a more robust gantt chart system in addition to task management. I would highly recommend it.

dme327

August 12th, 2015

Thank you. That looks very interesting.