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I am trying to find an enterprise class project management tool that I can keep track of all my projects. Does anyone have any suggestions? God bless, Sam Young Chief Information Officer Point Loma Nazarene University Individualization ~ Achiever ~ Learner ~ Belief ~ Activator ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Sam,

    I like PieMatrix, based here in Burlington, VT.  Theirs is a hosted system, paid by the seat, with a bunch of standard templates for various PM methodologies and web-based management and viewing tools. 

David

If you are a Google Apps campus the Smartsheet app works really well.

Greg Smith
Chief Information Officer
George Fox University
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Sam, I'm on the hunt for something similar... MS Project doesn't seem to be the answer for us. In a perfect world, I'd love a combination project portfolio/project management/help desk ticketing system that provides users and stakeholders with constant insight into task and project status and that didn't cost an arm and a leg. Would certainly make life easier. Scott Scott Lowe Vice President & Chief Information Officer Information Technology Services Westminster College 501 Westminster Avenue Fulton, Missouri 65251 IT Help Desk: 573-592-5169 (V) 573-592-5289 (F) 573-592-6235 Twitter: @otherscottlowe IT will never ask for your password via email.
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Take a look at Intuit's QuickBase. I have seen organizations spend hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to implement "enterprise class project management tool." 

You can get most of the functionality of the more sophisticated tools for about $5,000. Best of all it's SaaS so you don't have take up precious cycles from your IT team. It's very easy to customize. There are several different templates, including one for portfolio management. 

It might not fit your needs but is definitely worth checking out. Last time I checked they had a 30-day trial. 

Alfred Essa
Director of Innovation, Analytics Strategy
Desire2Learn Incorporated
1-519-772-0325 x251

Alfred.Essa@Desire2Learn.com


We've just launched a project portfolio using a product called Roadmap (http://www.ppmroadmap.com/ ) . It has Basecamp integration, and the developers have been very responsive to feature requests.

mike



We have been using AtTask.  It is very full-featured and would certainly be enterprise class, however, it is a bit pricey and thus far we haven't used many of the features.  (We just aren't that mature in our project management skills).  Thus we are looking at alternatives, hoping for a more cost-effective solution.  Keep the ideas coming.  - Bryan

Bryan Krusniak
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We've been looking at an online service www.ppmroadmap.com which looks to have a lot of promise.   At $75 per month for the full deal, it's pretty full-featured.

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From: Sam Young <SamYoung@POINTLOMA.EDU>
To: CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Date: 2011/09/26 02:36 PM
Subject: [CIO] Tracking Projects
Sent by: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv <CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>




I am trying to find an enterprise class project management tool that I can keep track of all my projects. Does anyone have any suggestions?

God bless,
Sam Young
Chief Information Officer
Point Loma Nazarene University

Individualization ~ Achiever ~ Learner ~ Belief ~ Activator

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Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Bryan,

 

I started to look at attask last week and it looks quite good, but probably overkill for both features and cost.  We’re not that mature in our project management skills, either. 

 

Has anyone used TeamDynamixHE?  What’s that like?

 

Scott

 

From: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Bryan Krusniak
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2011 4:55 PM
To: CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [CIO] Tracking Projects

 

We have been using AtTask.  It is very full-featured and would certainly be enterprise class, however, it is a bit pricey and thus far we haven't used many of the features.  (We just aren't that mature in our project management skills).  Thus we are looking at alternatives, hoping for a more cost-effective solution.  Keep the ideas coming.  - Bryan

 

Bryan Krusniak
Assistant Vice President for ITS
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
www.atsu.edu

Office:  (660) 626-2604
Direct:  (660) 626-2364
Mobile:  (660) 988-9188
bkrusniak@atsu.edu

LET's LEARN TOGETHER -  Below are some links to my profile on social web tools I have experimented with and found to be useful.  If you like to learn by experimenting and doing, then please feel free to add me to your social network(s) and we can learn together how to build relationships, share ideas, and improve the world through thoughtful use of these services/technologies.



 



Sam, Colleagues, I am fond of the OPPM book/methodology. Chapter 4 of the "The One-Page Project Manager for IT Projects " book details how to use a single spreadsheet for managing a portfolio of projects. Here is the web site for more info: - https://www.oppmi.com/project-management-books.cfm At my prior institution, I created a higher-ed version of this. You can access the related template/tutorial at: - https://sites.google.com/a/sunyorange.edu/its-pmo-tutorial/ -- Regards, Jim James M. Dutcher - Chair - SUNY Council of CIOs SUNY Cobleskill - CIO: PMP, CISSP, SCP/Security+, CISA EMail : dutchejm@cobleskill.edu EMail : jim@dutcher.net (personal) Office: (518) 255-5809 Cell : (607) 760-7455 (personal) Skype : james_dutcher                                       
Hi Sam, if your PM experience is anything like ours, an enterprise solution will not provide the value you may be looking for. I say this I, in part, due to the lack of buy-in from the top down. On the other hand, however, we in IT have been using a real nifty tool called Mindjet. I'm am sure it can be integrated on an enterprise level but we prefer the stand alone versions at a very minimal expense. Check it out. Joe
We are launching TeamDynamixHE this fall. It feels like the right blend of functionality for us. The project intake and prioritization piece is crucial. Time will tell if we have designed the system correctly. 

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We are using ManyMoon.  It is inexpensive, integrates with Google Apps, and sits somewhere between too simple and too complex.

Another good product I have used is http://www.easyprojects.net/ It's more sophisticated than ManyMoon and offers a degree of interoperability with MS Project.  They have both on-premises and hosted options with decent academic pricing.

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Brad Christ
Chief Information Officer
Southern Oregon University
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The Enterprise Systems group at Virginia Tech has been using TeamDynamixHE for the past year.  We evaluated both TDHE and AtTask when we decided to implement a PPM solution and felt both products were comparable in price and functionality.  TDHE has a ton of features like CRM, Tickets, Time & Expense Tracking that we don’t even use.  We primarily use it for prioritizing new project requests and managing projects.  I’ve been pretty happy with it so far.

 

Ken McCrery

Enterprise Systems
Virginia Tech

kmccrery@vt.edu

 

 

 

From: Lowe, Scott [mailto:Scott.Lowe@WESTMINSTER-MO.EDU]
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2011 6:26 PM
Subject: Re: Tracking Projects

 

Bryan,

 

I started to look at attask last week and it looks quite good, but probably overkill for both features and cost.  We’re not that mature in our project management skills, either. 

 

Has anyone used TeamDynamixHE?  What’s that like?

 

Scott

 

From: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Bryan Krusniak
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2011 4:55 PM
To: CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [CIO] Tracking Projects

 

We have been using AtTask.  It is very full-featured and would certainly be enterprise class, however, it is a bit pricey and thus far we haven't used many of the features.  (We just aren't that mature in our project management skills).  Thus we are looking at alternatives, hoping for a more cost-effective solution.  Keep the ideas coming.  - Bryan

 

Bryan Krusniak
Assistant Vice President for ITS
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
www.atsu.edu

Office:  (660) 626-2604
Direct:  (660) 626-2364
Mobile:  (660) 988-9188
bkrusniak@atsu.edu

LET's LEARN TOGETHER -  Below are some links to my profile on social web tools I have experimented with and found to be useful.  If you like to learn by experimenting and doing, then please feel free to add me to your social network(s) and we can learn together how to build relationships, share ideas, and improve the world through thoughtful use of these services/technologies.

 

 

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