• What is a good solution to organize and manage projects?

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  • As part of my job, I manage multiple projects but I haven't been given any tools to organize those projects by my company. Is there a free (or cheap) solution to help organize and manage complex projects?

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    Question by andy sloan

Are you looking for tools to manage your individual responsibilities within company projects, or for tools to enable a group to manage projects collectively? If its the former, a robust task managing app like Omnifocus might address your individual needs. If the latter, there's a wide range of web-based PM tools available that may be useful depending on the nature of your projects, functional needs and group size. Basic subscription packages are often free. Examples include Basecamp and Teambox but again, there are many other good ones out there depending on your needs. There's also software like MS Project which can also provide a lot of sophisticated PM features.

Answer by mrgripe

If you have the specific problem of trying to coordinate several disparate thread of activity that all have to happen for a project to be completed on time,l Engineers use something called a Gannt chart https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gannt_Chart for this. There are a few decent free / open source Gannt chart software tools out there e.g. http://www.ganttproject.biz/ , http://sourceforge.net/projects/openproj/ .

Answer by chunk
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