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basha khan
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hi all,
which is the best project management tool?.mostly giving assistance to requirement management?.
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Lasse Koskela
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One could just say "XP", but I'll refrain myself...
If you're looking for a heavy-weight tool, Mercury Test Director is a reasonably nice tool for requirements management and bug tracking. The downside is the cost, as usual. Rational has Requisite Pro, which I haven't used but based on Rational's track record, it's probably as good as any "enterprise" level tool. If you're looking into more lean alternatives, a simple Wiki could do. In between the extremes, there are thousands of products out there and I haven't used any of them in a real project.


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Frank Carver
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The trouble with a question such as this is that "project management" means such different things to different people. See this thread for an example.
Perhaps you could help by giving us a few more details of which particular aspects of project management you would like to use a computer for.
Thanks.


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Ilja Preuss
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Moving to the Process forum...


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basha khan
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i need good help for requirement modelling/management for various kind of businesses usually for small(usually intranet) systems.i like simple/no-nonsence tool.anything ideal for me?.
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Lasse Koskela
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I found an article discussing how to select the right defect tracking product for a project a couple months ago. You could apply the same instructions for selecting a requirements management product.
Ilja Preuss
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You might want to take a look at SCRUM or the Extreme Programming Planning Game.
Mark Herschberg
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Originally posted by Lasse Koskela:
One could just say "XP", but I'll refrain myself...

And it's a good thing, too; because then I'd had to smack you upside the head (on multiple levels).
As others have noted, you need to be clearer. A tool could be a process, or it be software, or it could be something as simple as a chart on the wall.
If it's a process, you have many to choose from. One size does not fit all (to say otherwise is a bit extreme :-p).
If it's a tool, you can buy an intergrated system (the three top vendors are Rational, Mercury, and Segue) or build your own (e.g. spread sheets, mozilla).
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For what you described, I'd guess standard office tools (e.g. spread sheet, text editor, drawing system) might be sufficent.
--Mark
Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by Mark Herschberg:
If it's a tool, you can buy an intergrated system (the three top vendors are Rational, Mercury, and Segue) or build your own (e.g. spread sheets, mozilla).

Or you could just order a bunch of pencils and index cards...
Mark Herschberg
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Originally posted by Ilja Preuss:

Or you could just order a bunch of pencils and index cards... :p ;)

Ouch. What a luddite! :-p
(I did say it could be a chart on the wall--that's like an index card only
bigger, and therefore clearly better. :-p)
--Mark
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Originally posted by Mark Herschberg:
Ouch. What a luddite! :-p



(I did say it could be a chart on the wall--that's like an index card only
bigger, and therefore clearly better. :-p)

Until you want to resort a few dozen User Stories...
Mark Herschberg
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Originally posted by Ilja Preuss:

Until you want to resort a few dozen User Stories... ;)

Duh, that's why we have origami. :-p
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basha khan
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thanks for your all help.
all great links.but i think choosing PMT tool is according to one's mind.analysing the tools even cost time.but now i know that no standards are here.all needs to be tested.
thx again for the links,they all are new to me also good to me.thanks for the helping hand.
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