[Chugalug] Open Source Project Management for a Small Group

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it is a respin of drupal focusing on groupware functionality.

----- Original Message -----
> 
> 
> Well, what I'm looking for isn't that terrible complicated. We have
> five people in our group, and all we are looking for is a way for
> everyone to manage tasks, and keep up with everything we have to do.
> We're not doing requirements , determining budgets, or really even
> following true "Project Management" practices. All I'm looking for
> is a tool that we can use to stay on track. As for reporting, the
> manager wants to have a dashboard that shows him what we're working
> on at a glance, and whether or not we are on track to meet our
> deadlines. Also, he wants to be able to re-prioritize things from
> his dashboard. We send him a weekly summary, and we would like to be
> able to automate the generation of the summary if possible. The
> summary shows what we've been doing all week.
> 
> 
> Remember that we cannot spend money, so Trello and BaseCamp are out!
> 
> 
> <JC>
> 
> 
> 
> From: "Sean Brewer" <seabre986 at gmail.com>
> To: "Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group"
> <chugalug at chugalug.org>
> Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2013 3:10:56 PM
> Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Open Source Project Management for a Small
> Group
> 
> Ah, scratch that maybe, Trello doesn't have that great of reporting
> options.
> 
> 
> Basecamp with addons is your best bet if you need reporting, it
> definitely won't be free, though.
> 
> 
> As someone who has worked on Access projects in the past, I would
> avoid Access.
> 
> 
> On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 2:59 PM, Sean Brewer < seabre986 at gmail.com >
> wrote:
> 
> 
> We use the new basecamp at work (which is awesome), but there's a
> free project management app made by the stackoverflow guys I use for
> my intern. It's basically a fancy kanban. You can attach documents,
> tasklists, labels to your cards:
> 
> 
> https://trello.com/
> 
> 
> If you want to see what a workflow using trello might look like, they
> allow you to make your trello boards public, and the board Fog Creek
> uses to manage the Trello project is open to the public:
> https://trello.com/board/trello-development/4d5ea62fd76aa1136000000c
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 7:35 AM, Jonathan Calloway <
> jonathancalloway at gmail.com > wrote:
> 
> 
> All,
> 
> I'm looking for a good open source web based project management
> application for a small group. The requirements are that it must be
> free (no cost), and have a nice dashboard and strong reporting
> options. So far I've looked at Redmine, but we're not developers, so
> Chili looks a little more promissing. I've also looked at
> ProjectPier, but it seems a little week on reporting.
> 
> Any suggestions would be much appreciated! My boss is pressuring me
> to do this in Access, and I'm trying to do everything I can to avoid
> that!
> 
> Jonathan Calloway
> 
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