As software projects grows in time, complexity and number of people involved during their life-cycle we’re finding ourselves searching for solution to their management.
Since “money is too tight to mention” as the Simply Red sung many years ago me and Flavio Licciulli put ourselves in a quest to find some BaseCamp alternatives tools to deploy in our Institute. After some work our choice went over Project Pier:
ProjectPier is a Free, Open-Source, PHP application for managing tasks, projects and teams through an intuitive web interface. It must be downloaded and installed on your own web server. ProjectPier will help your organization communicate, collaborate and get things done Its function is similar to commercial groupware/project management products, but allows the freedom and scalability of self-hosting.
So today we’ve put this tool online and opened to a half-dozen users, trying to cover 3 projects in developement. Unfortunately I can’t provide its URL because it’s an internal only resource.