Project management/tracking software?
January 16, 2014 6:04 AM Subscribe
My professional responsibilities are expanding to include much more supervisory work, including overseeing projects executed by outside organizations. I need a way to keep track of these projects' status so I don't let anything slip through the cracks! Details inside.
posted by philosophygeek to Work & Money (5 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking for a way to keep track of who is working on what, and to remind myself at periodic intervals to stay abreast of the latest updates. That would be a simple tickler file, but I also need the ability to get the 30,000 foot view of where all the projects currently stand so I can keep my boss informed, and collating that information from a variety of tickler files is not trivial.
Our company uses ActiveCollab as our default project management software, and I'm certainly open to using that, but I don't know if that works in this scenario because the external organizations don't use AC (and I have no authority to require them to do so). AC seems like a great tool for tracking responsibility between users, but I haven't seen anyone use it effectively as their own "responsibilities dashboard overview." If that's possible (and it may well be, because no one in my organization is an AC power user), I'd appreciate direction on how to do so effectively. If not, is there another tool I should be using? My best guess is an ticket tracker program, but I am open to any suggestions.