[Chugalug] Open Source Project Management for a Small Group

JonathanCalloway jonathancalloway at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 20:19:29 UTC 2013


This looks promissing, but uses an old version of PHP. 


<JC> 

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From: "Rod-Lists" <rod-lists at epbfi.com> 
To: "Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group" <chugalug at chugalug.org> 
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2013 4:25:58 PM 
Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Open Source Project Management for a Small Group 

http://openatrium.com/ 

it is a respin of drupal focusing on groupware functionality. 

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> 
> 
> 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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