[Chugalug] Open Source Project Management for a Small Group

JonathanCalloway jonathancalloway at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 20:19:02 UTC 2013


Jeff, 


No, unfortunately not. This is not my decision though. 

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From: "Jeff Leggett" <hikerguy at jeffleggett.com> 
To: "Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group" <chugalug at chugalug.org> 
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2013 4:31:33 PM 
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Open Source Project Management for a Small Group 

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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