Project Management Tools

There are a few options available for managing projects available at the university that are no cost to you.  Options are varied depending on your skills and the needs of your project. These include a variety of products from Microsoft as well as TeamDynamix.

Product Pros Cons Training
Microsoft Lists
  • Customizable data fields and views/filters,
  • Automatic notifications can be configured 
  • Easy to attach file to tasks
  • Comments/discussion available on individual tasks.
  • Can't track dependencies between tasks.
  • Updating tasks is less efficient than other options.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-lists
Microsoft Planner
  • Simple Kanban board style planning
  • Close integration with Teams
  • Easy to attach file to tasks
  • Comments/discussion available on individual tasks.
  • Can't track dependencies between tasks.
  • Less customizable/flexible than other options.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/microsoft-planner-video-training-4d71390f-08d8-4db0-84ea-92fb078687c7
Microsoft Loop
  • Templates available, Kanban-like boards,
  • Flexibility to add/remove modules based on what is needed
  • Ability to create "workspaces" with multiple items for a given project.
  • Can't track dependencies between tasks.
  • May require more manual setup than other options.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/get-started-with-microsoft-loop-9f4d8d4f-dfc6-4518-9ef6-069408c21f0c
  • Content from Loop can be shared via email, Teams, etc. AND shared item reflects changes in Loop after it is sent/shared.
TeamDynamix (TDX)
  • Waterfall and Cardwall formats.  
  • Customizable data fields and views/filters, automatic notifications can be configured, 
  • easy to attach file to tasks, comments/discussion available on individual tasks.
  • Track dependencies between tasks. 
  • Requires training for use.
  • Requires more manual maintenance tasks
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Article ID: 3022
Created
Tue 5/14/24 2:09 PM
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Fri 5/24/24 8:57 AM

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I need guidance or assistance with project management AND/OR consulting and access to project management tools.