Overview of Collaboration tools and PMS systems
We offered already detailed descriptions of some tools for project communication, new communication designs and tools for controlling and planning of projects. With some tools or designs we have own work expericence or some of our colleagues have.
To provide further insights on the subject we devide into two blocks:
- Project collaboration tools and –platforms, solutions for better communication and organisation of projects
- single and multi project management systems focussed on planning, controlling, requirements management, and/or processes-, ressources- and service oriented
We all know popular software tools assisting us with project management like ‚MS-Excel’ or database system and tools like mind mapping or issue-tracking systems.
You will find an overview of all kinds of collaboration tools – some described in an article in ‚Computerwoche online 01/2014’ below:
Project collaboration tools und platforms
Kune, Rizzoma, Spigit, Asana, Bettermeans
Mind mapping tools
Webspiration, SpicyNodes, Mind42, LucidChart, gliffy, Creately, Bubbl.us, Xmind, mindmeister, spinscape, Google Drawings
Dropbox, Microsoft Live Mesh, RapidShare, file dropper, filemail.com, TransferBIGFiles.com, SpiderOak, 4shared, FilePhile, senduit, Verzend.be, youSENDit uvm.
Collaborative writing tools
WP and Dbox, MediaWiki, Google Docs, ZOHO Docs, Fidus Writer, Penflip uvm.
Skype, Google Talk, Google Voice- und- Video-Chat, Jabber, BigAnt, AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, ICQ
VoIP- and audio-conferences
Skype, Google Voice- und Video-Chat, Vyke, Sipgate, REBTEL
Video conferencing services
Skype, Google Voice- und Video-Chat, Flash Meeting, Xykast, VisioKONTAKT, TokBox, OoVoo, InstantPresenter
WebEx WebOffice, CentralDesktop, DeskAway, Onehub, MyNetResearch, Ubidesk, Team Apart, Colaab, Jive SBS, HyperOffice, GroupMind Express
Wiki-tools and such alike
Google Sites, MindTouch, Comindwork, Socialtext, Wetpaint, Teambox, Prowiki, Wikispaces, Wikidot
Collaborative reviewing services
Diigo, inMotion, proofHQ, ConceptShare, Redmark, Flowchart
Short summary of the main project management tools (some assist projects with reasonable collaboration functions)
(Extracts from an article by Diego Wyllie (author) on Tecchannel.de)
Manage project ressources, budget and workpackages. A solution with a focus on project planning.
Helps to reduce project management to the essential – with a focus on communication. Includes task- and event management, notes, file sharing, comments and discussions.
A solution with professional features meets all standards of IPMA (“International Project Management Association”), includes all aspects of its project management methodology from planning over controlling towards evaluation and analysis of a project.
Modular designed solution focused on document management, communication tools, advanced task management, comments, activities connection and e-mail-integration. All traditional project management tools like gantt-charts, reporting and time tracking are included.
Heart of the solution are interactive, ‚intelligent’ tables called smartsheets. Working similar to Excel-tables but enhanced with tools like workpackages, file management, reporting and collaboration utilities.
It as SaaS-Solution (Software as a service) in a modern flat-design enhanced with mobile-Apps and the social-collaboration-functions from Redbooth.
A platfrom focussing on communication, project management and file management. Collaboration via chatting functions and video conferences in full HD-quality. Document assignment for teams, zur gemeinsamen Bearbeitung im Team, seemless integration into cloud storage services like Google Drive, Dropbox and Box.
Tool perfect for agile project management enhanced by collaboration functions for smooth exchange of information within project team. The Online-Dashboard is useful for “stories” (functions, bugs, releases, etc.). In the backlog of the project tasks and workingpackages can be managed and be commented and analogus to Twitter followed.
Created for development teams especially. It includes 150 features covering all main aspects on management of software development projects. The platform is the perfect solution assisting the Srum and Knaban approach.
This solution is supporting software development and management teams. E-Mail reporting fort he management on a daily basis supported graphically about the project progess in the last 24 hours.
Assists with the agile project management approach and works specifically with the scrum methodology. Includes all customary functions of project management systems. It offers a time tracking function and seemless integration into helpdesk tool like Zendesk.
Based on the agile principles. If it comes to tasks and user stories specific detals can be specified, comments can be written and files can be shared by team members. Via drag and drop function stories can be moved on the Kanban-Board from one column to another. Project progress can be visualized very efficiently.
We know only a small number of the tools mentioned above but we are deeply impressed about the variety of the tools.
We appriciate your suggestions and close the theme project managment tools for the moment.