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What's the best project management software for this task?

I am leading a team of approximately 15 people who will be working together to create a database of academic policies (maybe 20-40), categorize these policies by department/area, assess their current status (some don't exist yet, we'll just identify the need), prioritize need for attention, work to create and/or revise policies, and then continue to update and maintain. Our group of 15 will likely divide into smaller subcommittees to do more focused work. Is there a piece of software (above and beyond google docs) that will help facilitate collaboration on this task? Is something like Evernote or Basecamp what I'm looking for? How to choose between platforms? I'm willing to pay for the right thing, but it's essential there is no major learning curve for users.
posted by TurkishGolds on Apr 11, 2014 - 6 answers

These projects aren't going to manage themselves

What would you recommend for project management and research-sharing among 15 people? We want to replace Redbooth fka Teambox with something that works and suits our needs better (specifics within). Thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by andromache on Mar 6, 2014 - 6 answers

Project management/tracking software?

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. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Jan 16, 2014 - 5 answers

Best software or websites to manage my small company

First of all, if there are better places on the internet where I should ask these types of questions about project and company management, please let me know. You guys are awesome, but I have plenty of other types of questions I'd like to ask in here, and, plus, I need to find the best source for answers to specific questions like this and fast. I need the proper technological solution for managing the flow of tasks and information of an entire company. The company is about 20 people in the office (half of them engineers) and about the same in the fab shop, so it's small. I am not the owner, but the oft-ignored second-in-command. See my other questions (here and here) for more details about my specific working situation. Right now, the company can only be described as chaotic. We have taken probably on probably too much work, people (especially me) aren't aware of what others are doing, collaboration takes place in inefficient bursts in the conference room, and the massive amount of information we generate per job and in the rest of the business is never easily found when needed. The owner causes a lot of these problems with his capricious style of running the business and tends to only add to the entropy, but I think that centralization of information and communication may save it before it's too late. I need the proper tool or tools to do this. I'll discuss where I am thus far, and we can go from there. [more inside]
posted by KinoAndHermes on Sep 29, 2013 - 7 answers

Free/Low Cost Project Management Software for 2013

I have started a new position where I will be responsible for managing the projects (timelines, delegating work, etc) for a small group +/- 10 at the moment. This is basically the same question as this but two years later. This group has marginally used Asana, but nothing much has been done with it, and I am just checking to make sure there are no other, better options before I start really utilizing it. Thanks in advance!
posted by lil' ears on Sep 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me find the right project management platform

I need to find a project management platform (like Trello, or Basecamp, or Asana) that allows admins to see everything, but that only allows regular users to see the cards they are specifically assigned to. Help? [more inside]
posted by third word on a random page on Jul 25, 2013 - 2 answers

Scrum: How to split a large user story

As part of the backlog items for a website, our team has been asked produce a web movie with an outside agency. The user story behind it it is huge - how can we split it? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Mar 18, 2013 - 8 answers

Project scheduling software with cascading dates

I need to schedule a lot of sequential tasks that have a set time limit (ie, Task A is allotted one week, Task B one week, Task C three weeks). Unfortunately some of these tasks run over (or occasionally, under) budget on time and I am looking for a program that will easily reassign due dates for all the following tasks when one task falls off the original schedule. [more inside]
posted by apparently on Feb 22, 2013 - 3 answers

How can easily I turn this CSV data into something more visual?

I'm looking for some free software that will help me turn the CSV export from the Android time tracking app Gleeo into some simple visualizations (multicoloured horizontal bars?) without a huge amount of work. [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Jan 13, 2012 - 6 answers

Project Managment Software for Architects (of the building-designing variety))

Good project management software for architects? [more inside]
posted by dmo on Jun 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Office Management Software for Dentists

What are some of the most popular office management software suites for dentists? [more inside]
posted by HC Foo on Mar 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Thoughts on software team status updates

I'm a project manager for a small software group (6 engineers) and I'm considering a different approach to gathering status from the team. I'd like to throw it out to the MeFi community first to see if it seems like something that would be beneficial and fair from the developer's point of view. It's basically a weekly list of tasks that are shared with everyone. Details inside... [more inside]
posted by unmodern on Jan 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Need better solution for keeping everyone on the team in the loop...

How to share time-sensitive information and decision-making with a fast-moving, cellphone-toting, virtually and asynchronously connected team? Team of university student leaders needs a better way of staying connected between meetings with each other and faculty advisors. [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Nov 15, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me get paid to hold this guy's hand

My boss has ADD filter: Is there a way to manage task-scheduling capabilities and see what's been scheduled for you that day? Project management help needed! [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Aug 12, 2010 - 2 answers

Gantt Charts for Basecamp

What's the best Basecamp add-on for making Gantt charts? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Aug 10, 2010 - 0 answers

What software do you use to manage your small ad agency?

If you work at a small ad agency (print / interactive), what software do you use to manage the place? [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar on Jul 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Project Management software that Just Works?

I have tried a big number of PM software packages: OpenGoo, OpenAtrium, ProjectPier, Merlin, OpenProj, Project.net, Basecamp and have never found anything that had all the features I really need and that was easy to work with. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on Jul 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Build an ERP from scratch? Are we crazy?!

Our 50-person company has decided to move to a new ERP system, and here's the kicker...it's been decided to build one from scratch. What's a good/best way to track all the info necessary, from general requirements to specific requirements and ultimately to bug reports and change requests? [more inside]
posted by edjusted on Jul 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Another alternative to SharePoint

We're looking for an internal communication/file sharing solution for a long-term project, something that would have similar functionality to SharePoint but without the cost and (what I hear is) the hassle. [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jun 21, 2010 - 7 answers

What's a good, simple introduction to scrum for software development?

What are some good resources for a small team looking to adopt scrum for game development (and software creation in general)? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Feb 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Software for managing academic projects and workflow.

Anecdote-Filter: The best Project Management software for the academic sphere? [more inside]
posted by tybeet on Jan 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Online tool for planning and visualizing project pipelines?

Is there a web-based app that lets you plan project pipelines, and set up pipeline templates and associated tasks for common project types? [more inside]
posted by jruckman on Oct 27, 2009 - 2 answers

Managing projects with no resources

I would like to use project management software to track medium- to long-term library public services projects. I need it to be a) free, b) web-based, and c) hosted. Am I SOL? [more inside]
posted by cereselle on Mar 31, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me organize my time and projects by the hour.

What time/project management software or sites might be able to help me view my week in hourly clumps and allow me to check off completed tasks or monitor their success? I've tried a number of GTD services, but none of them has been quite right, so I'm looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Nov 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me manage my projects

We think we need project management software, but we have no idea what features to look for. Help! [more inside]
posted by katieinshoes on Apr 14, 2008 - 9 answers

How can I learn more about project management beyond to-do lists?

I'm a web app programmer lacking good project/time management skills, and I'm not really in the best environment to pick them up. I'm OK at the lower-level tasks like daily to-do lists, but how can I learn to handle higher-level tasks like estimating time, prioritizing, and planning project life cycles? [more inside]
posted by cadge on Mar 31, 2008 - 10 answers

Project Management Software For Frequently Changing Variables

It's time for yet another round of "What is the best project management software!" Come meet the final contestants. Particularly if you have used Microsoft Project or Open Workbench. [more inside]
posted by salvia on Jan 8, 2008 - 2 answers

Where can I find innovative PM training?

Who is the Adaptive Path of Project Management training? [more inside]
posted by cior on Sep 20, 2007 - 2 answers

Project Management Maven

Project Managers! What software / systems do you use to manage your projects. It seems to me that Microsoft Project or Basecamp is not always the right tool for the job. I am interested in creating work breakdown structures and sequencing activities in a visual manner. I want to track and manage requirements, changes, risks, issues, etc. I want to baseline my requirements, my schedule, and my budget. I want to capture work activity and generate reports. What software should I be using to be a superstar project manager? What is your system for capturing and disseminating information?
posted by kaizen on Sep 12, 2007 - 4 answers

Software Specification Help

Help! I need some good suggestions regarding tools and methods for creating and maintaining a large set of interrelated software specifications and documentation. [more inside]
posted by syzygy on Jul 17, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me find a great solution for CRM and Project Management together

CRM / Project Management question: Help me find a solution for handling both CRM and Project Management in a seamless fashion (either via OpenAir / SalesForce, or a totally new solution) [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Jul 2, 2007 - 4 answers

Project Management Software, Mac OSX

Project Management software for Mac OSX. The specs, they are ... [more inside]
posted by pants on May 8, 2006 - 7 answers

Software to get IT organized?

Can anyone recommend a good software package for a small IT/support department that handles project scheduling AND support requests? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2005 - 8 answers

Books about software product development?

We currently develop and support a large custom software application for a single client. We're approaching a situation where we want to spin that application off into a product that we implement for many clients. Each implementation will be highly customized and, for the near future, we'll only be doing a handful of them (less than 5). Can anyone recommend any relevant reading material (books, articles) for the transition? [more inside]
posted by medpt on Jun 25, 2005 - 5 answers

Does anyone have experience with RequisitePro or other aspects of RUP?

Does anyone have experience with RequisitePro or other aspects of RUP? We're considering getting it here and I would be the guinea pig that gets the training and etc. Good idea or bad? Any experiences you could relate?
posted by Red58 on Feb 1, 2005 - 5 answers

CMS recommendation

I need a CMS recommendation. I've been asked to find and set up a suitable content management system to be used by software and hardware developers for a project here at work. It needs to have good CVS and bug tracking modules. [mi] [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Nov 17, 2004 - 5 answers

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