dotProject was developed as a state of the art Project Management tool from the start.
The original theme flagged dotProject as an open source alternative to Microsoft products and other expensive, commercial applications.
What is dotProject
dotProject is a web-based project management application, designed to provide project layout and control functions.
To understand dotProject, you need to understand what project management is all about.
Project Management is about the structuring of a series of tasks and the schedule associated with those tasks, to achieve an outcome. The nature of those tasks and the schedules and any associated functions (such as project planning, contract negotiation, risk management, cost management and so on) will depend greatly on the nature of the projects that you can management.
dotProject aims to provide the project manager with a tool to manage tasks, schedules, communication and sharing. But beware, dotProject will not be all things to all project managers - you may find that other FOSS tools are more appropriate to your particular requirements. You will need to do some investigation and testing to find the product that best suits your requirements.
dotProject assumes that you understand the basic concepts of project management and what it is that you are trying to achieve in looking for a project management tool.
What is It Used For
dotProject is used in a huge range of applications and environments, from small offices, single people trying to manage their own workload, companies, government departments, not for profit organisations, schools and so on.
dotProject is used to manage the day to day activities of project progression. The difference between project management and, for example, help desk, is that help desk functions are about interrupt driven, unplanned / unexpected tasks. dotProject is for managing a defined workload, with a defined resource base who are co-operating to deliver a project.
* User Management
* Email based trouble Ticket System
* Client/Company Management
* Project listings
* Hierarchical Task List
* File Repository
* Contact List
* Discussion Forum
* Resource Based Permissions