Best of the Web: Project Management Software
December 3, 2007 8:29 AM   Subscribe

Dear MeFi softwareheads of all stripes: What are your favorite online resources on project management software? I'm talking articles, essays, tips, ad infinitum.

I'm writing a brief piece (just 2000 words) on project management software for laypeople such as myself and would like to include a helpful and high-quality set of links that will allow people to learn more about the concept, the specifics, and which option is best for them. Thorough reviews are welcome in addition to general blog posts et al on the subject, especially if they shed specific, detailed light on how this technology can be helpful.

I know this request must seem rather vague and open-ended, but so is my writing assignment!

Thank you very much for your help.
posted by foxy_hedgehog to Technology (5 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Joel on Software. Peruse his archives.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 9:02 AM on December 3, 2007

Basecamp is widely regarded as excellent project management software. I know you didn't specifically ask for software, but if you haven't heard of it it's probably worth mentioning.
posted by entropic at 10:18 AM on December 3, 2007

The King's Dinner is a terrific allegory of competing requirements. Must-read for any project manager.

I've used xplanner for Scrum management and found it one of the best free agile packages.
posted by trinity8-director at 12:16 PM on December 3, 2007

Seconding Joel on Software and Basecamp. Wiki's are a very powerful way to communicate and collaborate on projects as well.
posted by jasondigitized at 2:59 PM on December 3, 2007

I just finished up a series of two online 6-week courses on project management through an outfit called Ed2Go. (I enrolled through my local community college but you can take it directly from Ed2Go.) It was quite good and I recommend it for anyone who wants to learn project management (The courses I took were Project Management Fundamentals and Project Management Applications.)
posted by neuron at 3:17 PM on December 3, 2007

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