Chapter 9

Open Source Tools for Managing Projects

All the projects I managed or participated in used a number of tools to support project activities. A good infrastructure, in fact, simplifies quite a bit of various project activities and can help communicate with stakeholders and getting organized and more efficient with the work.

In this chapter, we look at some of the common requirements of a project infrastructure and the opportunities we have to implement such functions using open source and free tools. Setting an infrastructure from scratch has a cost, even if it based on free software. Time and resources to select, configure, and install the tools, time to learn how to use them, and aspects related to their qualities, such as their reliability, ...

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