I work for a small business and lately it is becoming apparent that we need some project management software. The budget price at the moment is $0 so to stay legal I’m investigating what options are available from the open source side of the fence.
Our primary business is the development of automation software but the scope of projects often includes managing third party hardware production and procurement. The features I’m looking for in project management software are:
- Task scheduling
- Resource scheduling
- Time tracking
- Percentage completion tracking
- Charting – Gantt charts at least
Using the above criteria in a trawl of the web I found the packages Redmine, OpenProj, Gantt Project and ClockingIT. I will follow up with a post on my experience with each of these in the coming weeks.