As a technology manager (or any project manager for that matter) you’re going to need to find a way to keep track of everything going on with your project. In 2018, that means choosing the right project management software to plan, schedule, track, and communicate during your project lifecycle.
There are tons of options out there. Some include everything for the entire project lifecycle. Some specialize in a certain portion of the project. Some can be used to augment other project management software.
Your job is to figure out the right project management software for yourself and your organization. Luckily for you, we’ve created a comprehensive list of every project management software that could help you out.
When you’re done you’ll be ready to choose the perfect project management software to ensure that you get the job done right.
The Complete List of Project Management Software
Microsoft Project – Microsoft Project can be set up on-prem or in the cloud, and comes with Essential, Professional, and Premium plans depending on your level of need. Microsoft Project allows team members to communicate, share documents, and submit timesheets. It allows project managers to plan, schedule, and track projects throughout the lifecycle.
RationalPlan – RationalPlan lets you manage projects by PMBOK guidelines. It includes solutions for portfolio management, resource management, and team collaboration. Offerings include cloud services – with free, beginner, master, and production tiers – as well as on-prem applications – including single project, multi project, project server, and a free project viewer tier.
Twoproject – Twoproject is a lifecycle project management software that allows for team management, issue tracking, time tracking, cost management, and document management. It boasts a friendly and intuitive approach, as well as reminders, analytics, visualization, and more.
Sciforma – Sciforma focuses on accessibility, usability, flexibility, and security. It allows for planning, tracking, analyzing, optimization, and execution through a project management lifecycle. An all-in-one-solution, it is scalable and offers read-only access for unlimited users.
ProjectPlace – ProjectPlace Enterprise brings teams together to improve collaboration. Smart project collaboration and communication, task execution, progress tracking. Workload management, including who is working on what and when. Dashboard for reporting include Kanban task management and Gantt chart.
Primavera – Primavera P6 Professional Project Management from Oracle handles large-scale, highly sophisticated and multifaceted projects. Organize projects of up to 100,000 activities with unlimited resources and an unlimited number of target plans.
ConceptDraw Project 8 – ConceptDraw PROJECT is a full-featured project management tool that delivers a full complement of features needed to successfully plan and execute projects. Features supported include task and resource management, reporting, and change control. The integration with ConceptDraw Office helps improve project management by leveraging the power of mind mapping and data visualization.
Genius Project – Designed to adapt to your organization’s business processes, Genius Project delivers a highly flexible and configurable portfolio and project management software allowing tailored feature sets for a wide array of project teams and project types. Offers include cloud and on-premise.
Asana – Asana gives you everything you need to manage team projects and tasks, so you can spend less time on busy work and more time focused on making your ideas happen. Map out each step and organize all the details of your work in one place. Visualize your work, and bring emails, files, tickets and more into Asana.
Atlassian – Atlassian provides tools for teams. It includes tools to plan, track, code, collaborate, chat, and more.
Basecamp – Basecamp combines discussions, tasks, files, schedules & chat in one place, making it easy to see what needs doing, where to find things, and what’s going on. Assign a task, assignees are notified, and you can view every task from one screen. Conversations are organized within each project and rolled into a single place.
ProofHub – ProofHub’s work management system brings your projects, remote teams and clients under one roof, empowering you to keep things always under your ultimate control. Tasks, discussion topics, files and documents, group chat, proof and review, and track time included, as well as Gantt charts and project reports.
SmartSheet – SmartSheet allows you to improve collaboration, manage work in real-time, automate workflows, and deploy new processes enterprise wide at scale. Works with enterprise tools and apps. Real time visibility to make better decisions. Automate work processes. Stay secure.
Trello – Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way. Dive into the details by adding comments, attachments, and more directly to Trello cards. Collaborate on projects from beginning to end. Plus, it’s free.
Slack – Slack creates alignment and shared understanding across your team. Slack brings all your team’s communication together, giving everyone a shared workspace where conversations are organized and accessible. Builds a searchable archive of your teams conversations, decisions, and work.
Zoho Projects – Zoho Projects includes project planning with milestones, task lists, Gantt charts, timesheets, reporting tools, document management, and more.
LiquidPlanner – LiquidPlanner is a dynamic project management software designed to help teams. Features include smart schedules, resource management, cross-project visibility, contextual collaboration, integrated time tracking, and advanced analytics.
Wrike – Wrike is a cloud-based collaboration and project management software that scales across teams in any business. A real-time work management software, Wrike lets you organize everything you need to complete your project in one spot. Create, plan, collaborate, report, customize, integrate.
Teamwork Projects – Teamwork Projects has everything you need to track a project from start to finish. Flexible and intuitive, it offers project creation and management, tasks, milestones, messages, files, time tracking, billing, and more in one place.
Workfront – Workfront allows you to centralize your projects in one solution. Manage your digital work processes, review and approve digital work, deliver client-facing services, and govern compliance workflows. All done online.
Clarizen – Clarizen brings together project management, configurable workflow automation and in-context collaboration so everyone is engaged and inspired to do more. Plan, control, and integrate your project in one place.
Celoxis – Celoxis is an all-in-one project management software. Gain real-time visibility across all projects. Resource management, financial management, team collaboration, custom apps, and reports and analytics.
ProjeQtOr – ProjeQtOr is a free, open-source project management software grouping in a single tool all the features needed to organize your projects. It is simple, easy to use while covering a maximum of project management features. You can record all the events on your projects, and thereby simplify compliance with leading standards of quality management, whether ISO, CMMI, ITIL or other.
OmniPlan – OmniPlan is only available for Mac and iOS. It offers smart scheduling, critical path, task management, automatic leveling, split tasks, Gantt timelines, network diagrams, dashboards, reports, and more. Relatively cheap, the Pro version for Mac is its most expensive offering at $299.99.
Project KickStart – Project KickStart was purchased by Keystroke in October of 2017, but still offers project management capabilities that focus on ease of use. Project KickStart Pro 5 makes it easy to specify requirements, tasks, resources, and obstacles, and to generate a full Gantt schedule, including task dependencies. All for less than half the cost of the leading project management software. And, you’ll be building projects in less than an hour.
Eylean Board – Eyelean is a Scrum and Kanban desktop software that integrates into Office tools and TFS from Microsoft product family. Mainly used for scheduling, it offers dashboards, flow diagrams, burndown charts, and workflow reports.
Planisware – Planisware allows you to manage your portfolios of projects, resources, programs, and costs within a single integrated solution. Bring visibility to your teams involved in concurrent work, across multiple functions, sites, and countries. Provide decision support with analytics and what-if; collect lessons learned to improve your process. Implement best practices across teams from fifty to tens of thousands of users.
In-STEP BLUE – With in-STEP BLUE, you receive a software that you can customize according to your needs and organization, your workflows, processes and methods. You can plan and execute projects with processes in in-STEP BLUE. Public standards like Scrum, PRINCE2, HERMES, SPICE for Automotive, V-Modell XT & Co. can be used along with your best practices.
Quickscrum – Quickscrum is a software for Scrum and Kanban tools. Dashboard gives you a bird’s eye view of your project. Features include a velocity chart, burndown chart, task summary, resource workload, activity log, and more. Backlogs, planning, timesheets, reports, file management, and more included.
NetPoint – NetPoint is a planning and scheduling software for project management. Engage the whole team! NetPoint transforms scheduling into an interactive, planning-centric experience that ensures communication and collaboration. With NetPoint’s intuitive representation of activities and relationships, all stakeholders can come together in a seamless process that produces a CPM/GPM logic-driven schedule from the same tool used for planning.
WorkPLAN – WorkPLAN is a fully-scalable family of manufacturing software solutions, from project management to ERP, which enables custom manufacturers, project-based and make-to-order companies to automate and manage processes such as job costing, quotations, sales order processing, planning, quality, time, purchasing and stock management.
FastTrack Schedule – FastTrack Schedule is your Windows project management software for organizing, tracking, and reporting all your project goals. Great for both new and experienced project managers, FastTrack Schedule 10.2 helps you manage projects easily and effectively.
GanttProject – GanttProject is a free project scheduling and management app for Windows, OSX and Linux. It allows you to create Gantt charts with tasks, milestones, organization, and dependency constraints, and generate PDF reports or upload information to Microsoft Project.
Milestones Professional – Milestones Professional is a project scheduling and management tool, which can be used in conjunction with Microsoft Project, Excel, Oracle Primavera, and more. Make presentation reports, check reports at a glance, and get instant access to cost, earned value, and more. Share with a single click.
Open Workbench – Open Workbench is a robust, mature tool for project scheduling and management. It conforms to and supports the underlying ideals of project management while presenting information in a way that is intuitive and easy to learn. Tens of thousands of project managers around the world use Open Workbench to plan and execute complex projects.
Quire – Quire helps you optimize the writing, tracking and management of all your report-writing projects, no matter how many people are contributing at any given time
Active Collab – Active Collab allows you to stay on top of your work while juggling between multiple projects. Each project has task lists and everything else that goes with it – from files and discussions to time records and expenses. Bring your work into one place, filter tasks, and collaborate with your team.
Casual – Casual is an online project management tool that helps teams plan and execute projects as simple workflows online. This new visual approach shows you everything at a glance.
Tempus Resource – Nominated Gartner Cool Vendor 2016, Tempus Resource uses powerful, real-time simulations to model project data. Whether you have one hundred or one thousand resources, Tempus Resource is simple to implement and easy to use.
Teamdeck – Teamdeck is a resource management software giving you a full control over all of your resources. From resource scheduling, time tracking and timesheets, to leave management and reporting, Teamdeck helps you to stay on top of your resources’ availability, allocate your team members effectively and track their performance.