A different type of software to construction collaboration technologies, project management applications remain an important part of the project manager’s armoury, with Microsoft Project and Primavera among the most widely used. However, these traditional client/server tools face competition from a growing range of online tools.
Earlier this week, webware.com‘s Rafe Needleman briefly reviewed three offerings in Kiss Microsoft Project Goodbye, looking at: Liquid Planner, Clarizen and Mumboe (more a contract lifecycle management tool). A couple of weeks ago, I read about another offering from Projity, an open source scheduling application, OpenProj 1.0, that is also offered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), Project-ON-Demand. And this week, I got an email from 5pm about its online project management application (see also VentureBeat review).