Project Management Software Reviews, Tips, & Tutorials

Find project management software reviews, including both proprietary and open source titles to help project managers and team members weigh the pros and cons of individual programs. Also read a collection of tips, tricks, and tutorials to best use your PM software.
Our reviews cover everything from the popular Microsoft Project to open-source applications such as ]project-open[. Among our collection of software tutorials and user guides, you’ll find information on items such as creating a Gantt chart in Excel and how to use macros in MS Project to improve your workflow process. Many of these tutorials are accompanied by exhibits and templates you can download them for free.

PM Tool Needs for Software Development Firms

Software development is complex technically and also in terms of the processes for managing effectively.  This function has seen an evolution of project management practices originating from waterfall to more agile practices, with infinite hybrid combinations in between.  This article looks at the unique PM tool needs for supporting software development teams and companies – as contrasted …

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PM Tool Needs for Building and Construction Firms

Construction projects are very complex in terms of coordination of people, equipment, and materials – and doing so within a budget, timeline, and quality constraints.  The best PM tools for managing construction projects and portfolios of construction projects within a construction company need to emphasize communication and collaboration.  The nature of construction is that it is planned in an office …

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PM Tool Needs for Professional Services Firms

Professional services firms have a three-pronged operational challenge:  keeping time & billing under control, managing projects, and having the supporting accounting.  The focus of this article is on how professional services firms achieve this, with project management at the center of the operations and the other two as supporting, administrative functions.  This article looks at how PM tools specific to the professional services industry need to support these operational functions.  This is the second part of a …

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PM Tool Needs for Digital Marketing and Creative Firms

In the digital marketing and creative field, professionals tend to be very visual, and the work is typically relatively short task-oriented, the workflow involves numerous team members to get something done, and there is a premium on personal focus and productivity.  Let’s take a look at how these and other key needs are handled by project management tools …

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