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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Best Project Management tool

I am in search of a good SDLC tool for my projects. We use agile methodologies for our projects, I would like to share my experience in finding a tool.
Thanks to google which gave me this URL with a good list of tool.
Few free products which I got interested were IceScrum2, Redmine, BananaScrum, Endeavour and AgileFant after a good comparison and study from the list.
Decided to omit redmine as it was developed in ruby rails. Redmine was very impressive and with lot of plugins, but, I am a Java techie and looking for a java based tool.
Played with Endeavor, Main features in endeavour are
Projects
Use Cases
Iterations
Project Plans
Change Requests
Defect Tracking
Test Cases
Test Plans
Task
Actors
Document Management
Project Glossary
Project Wiki
Developer Management
Reports (Assignments, Defects, Cumulative Flow)
I was impressed with the features since it had everything mentioned in this comparision
After playing with endoeavour 1.7, I saw the application is still in very early stage. Less downloads in SF, average UI(after all an open source project). The main reason which put me back is the bugs in test plan module.
Playing with agilefant now. A demo version of it is available in this URL. Looks good at this point still have to look into Icescrum and banana scrum before deciding.
Icescrum was a bit jazzy, and I found it hard for usage. Doesn't flow freely. But it looks were cool.
Agilefant has higher searches in google(insights) compared to bananascrum. Leaning towards Agilfant and endeavour now.
Have to decide one from these 2 tools(Agilefant or Endeavour).]
What is your pick out of the two? Or is there something else? If so drop your comments here.

3 comments:

  1. Really cool tool and nice explanation. Good on you.
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  2. Thanks for the big list of useful agile project management tools software, I would to mention another tool Digité Enterprise.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this useful list of Project Management tool. This are extremely helpful for me. keep up the good work..

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