A software project
management is a term used in software engineering covering various types of
software: project planning, management and control of budget and resource
allocation; which they are used to manage the complexity involved in a large
There are many
software related to project management, the software that will be analyzed in
this article are Project Libre and Project Planner. The general characteristics
of each will be established for comparative features of each ones related in
Project Libre. It is
an open source software that runs on the Java platform, allowing run on
multiple operating systems such as Linux, Mac OS or Windows. It has support for
Microsoft Project and it was winner of InfoWorld "Best of Open
Source" award, and is the evolution of OpenProj. Project Libre is a free
software project co-founded by Marc O'Brien.
Project Planner. It
is a project planning tool, to organize tasks practical, simple and fast. This
software is a very similar to the traditional spreadsheets design, which allows
easily create and modify any type of data that is entered as dates, links
between tasks, relevant data. This software is Copyright license so its price
ranges from $ 99.95 to $ 4999.95, depending on the desired users demand.
comparison of the features offered by each software with respect to project
management tools, both allow: Gantt and Pert charts, resource management, calendar
planning, workflow, compatibility with Microsoft Project, allow the creation of
reports, critical path management and task management.
offers the following features that Project Libre does not offer such as
Creation Wizard Project, Risk Management, Creating dependencies, milestone
tracking, cost management, email notifications and templates for future
Project Libre offers
the following features that Project Planner does not offer such as diagrams
analytical resource structure (RBS), diagram work breakdown structure (WBS),
Export to PDF, User Interface tape-based Management and earned value.
analyzed Project Libre and Project Planner allow to create operations project
management in an easy and intuitive way, although the detailed comparison
Project Planner has the greatest advantage. A major disadvantage that both have
is the lack of run on mobile devices because today is a very important feature
to achieve a competitive advantage.
It is important
before purchasing a software project management, analyze the technical features
and functionality offered by each of them; because that let you choose the most
suitable to the requirements of the business and operations support project