Are Low-Cost or Open-Source Options for Project Management Tools Right for You?

Archived Published: 02 March 2017 ID: G00320799


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Despite a wide market selection of low-cost or open-source software (OSS) project planning or scheduling offerings, few are true project and portfolio management (PPM) tools. PPM leaders can use this profile of potential tool vendors as a guide to appropriate low-cost tool choices.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Balancing Cost, Flexibility and Innovation With Completeness
    • Why Do We Need a Project Management Tool?
    • Don't Forget Invisible Costs
    • Do a "Throwaway" Proof of Concept
      • Defining Parameters
    • Profiles for Project Management Software Providers
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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