Whenever I needed something like this, I always went for Taskjuggler (
https://taskjuggler.org/ ). It definitely has quite a steep learning curve
but it's very powerful. That said, I am most definitely not a professional
project manager (or even a decent amateur one).
The fact that it had no GUI and you express all the data and constraints in
a DSL appealed to my way of thinking.
On Fri, 26 Mar 2021, 17:17 Terry Coles, wrote:
> On Friday, 26 March 2021 15:58:41 GMT Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty wrote:
> > I just found some cool cross-platform and excellent Gantt chart
> > software, which you can find at:
> Being an ex Project Manager I couldn't resist downloading this. It seems
> work and it's pretty easy to use, but I wouldn't want to try to manage a
> project with it.
> Things I would seriously miss are:
> * The ability to enter Task Durations in hours and not just days.
> * The ability to give resources a Work Calendar so that their availability
> defined across the project and not just for 'days off'. (By this I mean
> many hours per week they work.)
> * The ability to allocate a resource to a Task based on the above work
> I'm sure there are lots of other things that maybe other PMs would like to
> but the above matches my workflow which was:
> * Estimate each activity in hours and then enter the task duration in
> * Allocate the Resources.
> * The tool then sets the elapsed time in days. weeks or months based on
> Resource Calendars.
> The tool therefore provides a prediction of the end date that takes into
> account the availability of all the resources as well as the work required.
> Picky I know, but my Projects were not noted for overrunning. (I did get
> 'talking to' once for coming in early. :-) )
> I know I could pay my $5 and ask for the above, but I no longer have a
> need for a Project Management Tool.
> Terry Coles
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