Project management software
- “ Project management software is a term covering many types of software, including scheduling, resource allocation, collaboration software, communication and documentation systems, which are used to deal with the complexity of large projects.” (Wikipedia: Project-management software retrieved, 17:17, 15 September 2006 (MEST))
(some of these come combined)
- Planning and scheduling tools help to organize a project in terms of work-packages assigned to people and milestones to reach. (the essence of project management in the "classic" formal sense). These tools also include various information/monitoring tools like task lists for people, progress reporting etc.
- Ticketing applications assign tasks to people and can monitor progress. This can be combined with calendaring software.
- Help desk applications are similar.
- Groupware applications that include task management tools.
- Learning management systems include student management tools like homework management or progress metering regarding course materials to study.
- Special purpose environments for project-oriented teaching
- Environments for agile methods, e.g. collaborative writing tools like wikis or blogs.
- Collaborative planning software (also includes groupware and social software aspects)
- Related tools
- Group Decision Support Systems
3 In education
There are 2 big categories of usage:
- To scaffold and monitor project-oriented learning designs of all sorts, e.g.
- To manage educational technology projects, as part of an instructional design method.
- Project Manager's Homepage (see the links section)
4.2 Software packages
- List of project management software (Wikipedia).
- Project Management Software Directory at Infogoal's Project Management center.
- Open source and/or free desktop applications
- Planner (Linux)
- Online services for agile PM
- Open source and/or free web-based applications
- PHProjekt (Web-based). PHProjekt is a modular application for the coordination of group activities and to share informations and document via intranet and Internet. Components of PHProjekt: Group calendar, project management, time card system, file management, contact manager, mail client and 9 other modules.
- dotProject is a volunteer supported Project Management application.
- Keystone is web-based ticketing system for keeping track of tasks and other items within a small to medium sized work group. (Free for less than 10 users).
- Tutos is a tool to manage the organizational needs of small groups, teams, departments ...
- eGroupWare is a free enterprise ready groupware software (contacts, appointments, todos, ProjectManager, TimeSheet, Workflow engine etc.)
- ActiveCollab is a web based, open source collaboration and project management tool (The light version is free). Still beta on 12:17, 12 May 2007 (MEST).
- GForge helps you manage the entire software development life cycle.
- GForge (Wikipedia page).
- Wrike (Free online task management collaboration tool, a kind of collaborative planning software.
- Wrike (Wikipedia page)
- Mediawiki extensions (could work in this wiki ...)
- Semantic Project Management is a semantic MediaWiki extension that enables the user to display and export project structures. I.e. it helps collaboration (as opposed to measuring it). See this Gannt chart demo at kit.edu.
- Special purpose tools for education
Note: Educators don't necessarily need "educational tools". Any project management or other tool - that fits a given purpose and that a specific group of learners (and teachers) are able to use - will do.
- NoteStar is an Internet utility to assist in the preparation of research papers. Teachers and students can set up research projects with topics and sub-topics. Students may then take advantage of NoteStar's many features to collect and organize their notes and prepare their bibliography page.
- See also LMS that have student management / control features