Reviews (1-5 of 5)
February 29, 2020
Score 10 out of 10
I have to start this with a caveat because, if we had been able to get past a personal hurdle, I would have pushed for its use in the company I consulted with everyone. We approached it in the hopes of managing several employees, as well as the timeline of their work. Previously, the company used Excel and Sheets (Google Drive) (more on this in a bit). It addresses the complications of time management for those who are number-resistant; ie - more visually friendly.
- Visual management of time!
- Realistic management (multiple projects at once because not all projects operate independently of others where time is concerned).
- Data handling - reports, etc...
- I will get into this more, but comparisons. Comparison is the evil twin of this program.
Read Patrick Stephens's full review
You have to come in without bias and looking forward to embracing a new program. That sounds a bit biased myself, yes, but this program would have been perfect for the organization I consulted with. Absolutely perfect. But out of twelve individuals, only one had an open mind and wanted to explore the program. The remainder saw the program and said "Oh, it's like Excel, I'll just use that instead..." because they knew Excel. ProjectLibre is FUNCTION-centric, not pretty for the sake of being pretty. Once you get into it, you will fall in and love it. If you know marketing automation software, you will know how to use this program. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to manage their time visually, in a program that is built to be what they need and not just something that looks good on a second monitor when the boss walks in.
November 19, 2019
This software is used by the IT department, specifically the project area. It is an open-source program specializing in project management of the company. Its operation is very similar to Microsoft Project that we used once. The main objective of the team using this software is to maintain an organization and management of development and infrastructure projects.
Read Paula Gomez's full review
It's great for managing small and medium projects. ProjectLibre is free and we can do the following things:
- Create calendars for projects, tasks, and resources.
- Allocate material and human resources to tasks. Sequence tasks and use the main forms of dependencies between them.
- Evaluate the critical path of the project.
January 30, 2020
Score 10 out of 10
ProjectLibre is an Opensource alternative to Microsoft Project. it allows users to design workflows, track projects, and related expenses. It does most of everything most project management tools do. In my business, we use Project Libre when we are designing new products, and this helps a lot, so we don't put the cart before the horse or spend too much time waiting on something to complete when we could also be preparing something else. As we're going along the product development cycle, we develop a new product, and we can also start looking at packaging criteria and design even before we have the actual product in hand and also have everything ready as we need it.
- It opens Microsoft Project files, therefore making it somewhat unrestricted in use or sharing files from MS Project.
- It has a simple and familiar user interface.
- Can they please create some kind of collaboration tool among groups?
- The interface can do with some modernization.
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ProjectLibre is a great project management tool, especially for small businesses that don't have the budget to purchase commercial project management apps. Furthermore, while a bit challenging to learn, it's still easier than most of the others, and you can still read or open files from MS Project. These are just a few features that would make it affordable and attractive to most small businesses or startups.
I use ProjectLibre personally and professionally to create Gantt charts because it's only needed occasionally, and there is no license needed for Microsoft Project.
- Gantt chart
- Hierarchical organization of projects and tasks
- Descriptive fields for each line item
- An hourly timeline would enable minute-by-minute coordination of a same-day event.
- Printing abilities could be improved, especially with the Gantt chart.
Read David Thomas's full review
Small projects and small teams would benefit from having the opportunity to create Gantt charts and use this as a low/no cost project management application. In companies with lots of Microsoft products, MS Project integration may be preferred.
July 27, 2018
ProjectLibre is being utilized as a replacement for Microsoft Project. ProjectLibre is a low-cost option and allows all of the functionality to track projects and milestones. It is currently only being used by a small group in the department. It addresses the concerns of project track and allows for staying on track.
- ProjectLibre is great for project management. It allows us to establish milestones and timeline planning for projects.
- It allows us to stay organized among multiple projects.
- It is extremely simple to use with a simple interface. It takes little time to plan out a project with key dates and provides a nice graphic.
- The interface could use some updating. The design is old and clunky looking.
- The graphic design and editing features could be increased to provide a better overall presentation of the timeline.
- I would also like to see a quick dashboard of all my upcoming milestones related to my projects.
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ProjectLibre is appropriate in any scenario where a timeline plan with milestones is needed such as product development. It is less suited in scenarios where multiple deviations from a timeline occur.