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  • “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))

See also project management, issue tracking system



(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
  • ...

In education

There are 2 big categories of usage:


Links haven't been updated for a while ... ⁻ Daniel K. Schneider (talk) 11:01, 10 July 2014 (CEST)

General links

Software packages

Open source and/or free desktop applications
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.
  • Achievo
  • 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.
  • Wrike (Free online task management collaboration tool, a kind of collaborative planning software.
Mediawiki extensions (could work in this wiki ...)
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