What is good project management?

Published on May 26, 2014, 8 a.m.

Last week we spoke about free online project management tools. Having good tools is important but knowing how to use them is even more so.

Project management can often be overlooked at the start of a project (when it is the most vital), usually because the commercial staff who "sold" the project is not fully aware of the technologies they are selling, their strength and their weaknesses or as often because we live in a world where looks is what matters and projects are sold according to how they look but not how efficient they are, project management is thus often set aside and design is brought forward.
But look at it this way: I guess we can all agree that a Ferrarri looks gorgeous, some people buy them only for their appearance but most people do buy them because of the engine which is hidden under the hood.

Good project management is making sure that the project you are selling will have the engine of a Ferrarri as well as its looks.

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The importance of a good project management tool

Published on May 21, 2014, 10:24 a.m.

Last week, we told you about building a truly responsive Redmine theme (which is currently in testing) and we cannot mention Redmine without speaking of the importance of using a good project management tool.

There are only a few free open-source web-based project management software worth mentionning:

Redmine is by far my favourite.
Trac had its glory days but it requires a different intallation for each project (multi-projects is supposed to be supported using a multitude of hacks) and its configuration is far from being user-friendly.
Project | Pier has a nice modern interface with nice features and is a promissing project but today it lacks the addons collection available on Redmine.

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