We are looking for an online project management application to use across our virtual team of learning designers and developers. Our key requirement is around centrally tracking the project status of the multiple projects we have in development at any time. We want something that is relatively easy to use as some of our team members only work with us for short 3-4 month assignments. Having a collaborative file storage capability is not a key requirement as we already have an inhouse tool for this.
Would be really interested to hear about what you are using and your experiences with it.
Hi Janine, (and Dan!) I agree that Basecamp and Sharepoint offer great solutions. Others I have used are:
Smartsheet, which is simple, lo/no cost and offers good integration with other products
Mindjet Mindmanager, which is more complex and higher cost, but offers great vfisualisation for activities such as WBS and documentation, has a collaborative mode (Connect) and a simple but very effective project and task management function, that imports into and out of MS Project for a further level of detailed manipulation. I reccomend the 30-day trial.
Dropmind advertises itself as a cheap, online version of Mindjet, but I have yet to see or try anything of the same project management functionality as Mindjet - I just love mapping tools and visual information!