Need Project Planning and Task Tracking Software
Posted on 2011-02-20
I develop software and consult on projects for a single client which is totally under resourced and where priorties change from day to day.
I need software, either in Excel or a complete package that can aid me in planning and managing my work with all of the following criteria.
1 Plan Multiple Projects preferable in a Gantt chart fashion.
2 I am the only resource that will be performing the work.
3 The planning will link all the Projects and sub tasks to give an estimated end date for each project or task.
Now for the difficult part:
4 New tasks continiously gets thrown in with a higher priority and needs to be pushed in, resulting in all the tasks after the new task added being moved on in completion date.
5 Task or even project priorities continiously change in priorty and need to be resceduled.
6 The software at the same time need to keep track of time spent on every task. Any task may be interrupted at any time after a number of hours in relation with the estimate has been done on it and resceduled to accomodate another more urgent task.
Tasks often exceed the estimated hours due to scope change and the software must be able to show the original estimate with the additional hours.
Keeping track and giving feedback on what has been done, what has been re-scheduled and new expected completion dated is a nightmare, is there any software on the market that can help with this?
I looked at many of the open source and paid project management packages on the net but I am unable to find something that can do everything I need, pleeese help.