Project Management and Diagramming Software

Project Management and Diagramming Software

Rizaldy Rapsing (King Faisal University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3679-8.ch005


There are numerous methods in managing project activities. Apart from it all, people involved in the project must carefully consider the project’s objectives, timeline, cost, and roles of the participants. The complexity of the project challenges them in estimating, planning, scheduling, budget monitoring, resource management, and documentation. Many use word processors, presentations, or graphic software for some of these activities, but project management and diagramming software are offered now, supporting almost all of these tasks. This chapter aims to make readers aware of the different software that they can use in project management and diagramming. It lists the currently available commercial software, shareware, and freeware; and reviews four project management and two diagramming software.
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In reviewing the project management software, a simple project with 3 resources and 3 tasks has been applied to each tool. Later, the other features are briefly mentioned.

The 4 project management software or tools are:

  • 1.

    5pm by Quattre Group LLC,

  • 2.

    Dolibarr by Dolibarrr Team,

  • 3.

    Endeavour Software Project Management by Ezequiel Cuellar, and

  • 4.

    GanttProject by The GanttProject Team.

In reviewing the diagramming software, the frequently used diagrams in software engineering are designed in both tools. Some of their features are also discussed.

The 2 diagramming software or tools are:

  • 1.

    Dia by Dia Developers, and

  • 2.

    yEd by yWorks GmbH.

This chapter intends for students and industry practitioners to be able to experience project management and realize the easy control and effectiveness of using any of these tools.


Project Management Software

Listed in Table 1 are some of the project management software available. They are obtainable as SaaS (software as a service), GPL (General Public License), proprietary, or open source.

Table 1.
List of available project management software
5pmEasy Projects .NETLaunchpadphpGroupWare
AceProjectenQuire - Grants Project & Contract ManagementLiquidPlannerPivotal Tracker
ApolloExia ProcessLisaProjectPlanbox
AssemblaFastTrack ScheduleMacProjectPlandora
AtTaskFeng Office Community Ed.MantisBTPlanisware 5
BasecampFinancialForce.comMatchWareMindView 4 Business EditionPlanner Suite
BinfireFIT Issue ManagementMavenlinkPLANTA Project
BontqFogBugzMerlinPPM Central/WorkLenz
BrightWorkGantticMicroPlanner X-PertPrimavera Project Planner
CA Clarity PPMGanttProjectMicrosoft Office Project ServerPrincipal Toolbox
Central DesktopGeminiMicrosoft ProjectProject KickStart
CerebroGenius InsideMicrosoft SharePoint
ClarizenGlasscubesMicrosoft Team Foundation
CMiCGoplanMilestones ProfessionalProject-Open
CollabtiveHP Project & PortfolioMingleProjectSpaces
Compuware ChangepointHuddleNetPointProjecturf
ConceptDraw ProjectHyperofficeNetSuiteProjektron BCS
Copper ProjectInLooxO3spacesProlog Manager
Deltek Open Planin-StepOmniPlanPSNext
DeltekWelcomHomeJIRAOnePager ProQuickBase
DeskAwayJonas SoftwareOnepoint ProjectRachota
Dolibarr ERP/CRMJournyxOnTimeRally Software
DoolphyKayako helpdesk softwareOpen WorkbenchRedmine
DynaRoadKForgeOpenProjSAP RPM
Endeavour Software Project ManagementKPlatoOracle Project Portfolio ManagementSAP Business ByDesign

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