Gartner Research

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

Published: 02 March 2017

ID: G00320799

Analyst(s): Teresa Jones


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


  • 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

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