Project management can be a difficult skill to master and encompasses many varied tasks. Even individuals who do not hold the title of “project manager” likely handle various projects that require similar talents of a project manager. Project management can be made easier by utilizing tools developed for managing projects. While many solutions are expensive, the following open source tools make project management more affordable. They include: Bitrix24, OrangeScrum, Freedcamp, MeisterTask, GanttProject, Trello, and Producteev. They are well suited for business use for free or in some instaneces for an affordable monthly fee. By experimenting with these tools, project teams can find the one that works the best for their business.
- Open source project management software is a free but effective alternative to expensive program purchases.
- Software can be hosted on-site or used in the cloud. Upgrades are available for a very small fee.
- Packages offer varying functionality and storage. Try a few to determine which one suits your needs.
“Even if you’re not a designated project manager, but deal with “projects” that satisfy some or most of the criteria we mentioned earlier, these tools can be a game changer for you.”