PM Software


 

Software

What does a PM look for in an application? Support for documentation, visualization, communication, collaboration.

Leading and exemplary PMware

Microsoft Project - large-scale, globally used
Serena Mariner - alignment focused, portfolio oriented
Riskology, several downloadable tools ("simulator items")
Basecamp - hosted, Web 2.0.
Level 5 VPMO - hosted, portal.
OmniPlan - "Project management made painless" for OS X.
IBM Rational - portfolio.

Repurposed office productivity tools

Excel (used by some for small projects) (described at Educause project management group meeting, October 2002) (a how-to video
Word
Lotus Notes for information aggregation, display, and sharing.
Visio for visualization and charting (a game design example).
OmniGraffle another charting tool similar to Visio for OS X.

Others

Blogs -

P-log spec
The PM Web Log
Blogs and Wikis and Bears, Oh my

Wikis - Rainer Volz, ProjectWikis
Occidental College, Using a Wiki as a Project Management Tool

Gliffy, for charts and related drawing

Visualization

Chuck Frey, "How to use mind mapping software for project management" (2004)
Ed Tufte discussion on PM information design