Re: [agile-usability] Mac Project Management Tools
- Hi Daniel,
You have to separate the file from the project (conceptually)...
OmniPlan 2 is almost certainly going to have enterprise consolidation
features which make separate project files (and multiple PMs) work
smoothly, but if you are the only PM, this strategy works perfectly
Have a single file (called MyProjects or what ever), and within that
file, you have (for the sake of argument) 5 tasks. Then each task has
daughter tasks to express the WBS (to task level) of each independent
I am currently planning resource needs for a programme of work which
will replace several critical systems in a bank over the next three
years, and OmniPlan is working perfectly for my needs, so I would say
try doing it in a single file, and if that is not working/workable
for your situation, try FastTrack instead...
On Jan 19, 2008, at 09:27, Daniel Castro wrote:
> Thank you Elias.
> Multiple projects from a single file? Is there a plugin? I was
> reading this thread and no one seems to know how to accomplish this.
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> Hi Daniel,
> OmniPlan works for multiple projects - I have an enterprise programme
> in it for my current client...5 projects over 3+years with many
> shared resources... within a single file I have 5 independent (no
> dependencies) top level tasks, each containing the WBS for the
> relevant project...I just collapse the ones we are not looking at and
> publish PDFs when needed...
> FastTrack Schedule from AECSoftware is also pretty good (I prefer
> OmniPlan) and cross platform (I used it heavily when it still had a
> Palm module)...
> On Jan 19, 2008, at 08:44, Daniel Castro wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > I manage multiple projects for a group of designers and client
> > developers for our UX dept. I was wondering what you would
> > recommend for a good project management tool that exists for Mac. I
> > tried OmniPlan but it only does one project at a time ;(. Excel is
> > just not cutting it anymore.
> > -Daniel
- Hi DanielI use Merlin, http://www.projectwizards.net/en/merlinIt has pretty extensive capabilities for timelining, resource allocation, utilization etc. It can support multiple projects. I looked at Omniplanner first but found Merlin to have more of what I needed.
- Have you looked at Mingle? http://studios.thoughtworks.com/mingle-project-intelligence It is designed with agile projects in mind.
<marc>On Jan 20, 2008 6:20 AM, Penny Hagen <ph@...> wrote:
Hi DanielI use Merlin, http://www.projectwizards.net/en/merlinIt has pretty extensive capabilities for timelining, resource allocation, utilization etc. It can support multiple projects. I looked at Omniplanner first but found Merlin to have more of what I needed.