[Chugalug] Open Source Project Management for a Small Group

Jeff Leggett hikerguy at jeffleggett.com
Thu Jan 24 21:31:33 UTC 2013


Can you not spend ANY money?  I would recommend Jira (
http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/overview ) and for < 10 users
it's only $10/month.  I've used it at very large organiztions  well,
it works pretty well.  It will do everything you list below

On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 2:32 PM, JonathanCalloway
<jonathancalloway at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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