In-Depth

A sampling of project management tools

Business Engine, San Francisco, Calif.
www.businessengine.com

Business Engine Network 5 -- embedded Microsoft Project 2002, business planning and portfolio management, budgeting and financial management, collaboration and document management, vendor relationship management.

Portfolio management capabilities
Best practices capabilities
Collaboration for disparate teams capabilities

Computer Associates International Inc., Islandia, N.Y.
www.ca.com

AllFusion Process Management Suite -- suite of tools to manage all aspects of a development organization -- best practices, projects, resources and deliverables.

Portfolio management capabilities
Best practices capabilities
Collaboration for disparate teams capabilities


AllFusion Global Best Practices Library -- houses repeatable best practices for application development and management.

Portfolio management capabilities
Best practices capabilities
Collaboration for disparate teams capabilities

Flashline Inc., Cleveland, Ohio
www.flashline.com

Flashline CMEE 3.2 -- Web-based, navigation/search of assets, metrics on project hours, asset-centric collaboration.

Portfolio management capabilities
Best practices capabilities
Collaboration for disparate teams capabilities


Metier Ltd., Washington, D.C.
http://www.metier.com

WorkLenz 4.0 -- process improvement, resource allocation, predictive modeling, activity-based costing, earned value management.

Portfolio management capabilities
Best practices capabilities
Collaboration for disparate teams capabilities


Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash.
www.microsoft.com

Microsoft Project 2002 -- enterprise resource pool, custom fields, project and resource centers, project staffing, project guide.

Portfolio management capabilities
Best practices capabilities
Collaboration for disparate teams capabilities

MKS Inc., Waterloo, Ontario
www.mks.com


MKS Integrity Manager 4.4 -- issue escalation, event triggers, customizability, workflow with e-mail notification, integration with Microsoft Project 98 and 2000, Web interface.

Best practices capabilities
Collaboration for disparate teams capabilities


onProject Inc., Cedar Knolls, N.J.
www.onproject.com

opEnterprise 3.3 -- Web-based, Microsoft Project import/export, project/ task management, time/expense management, issue tracking

Portfolio management capabilities
Best practices capabilities
Collaboration for disparate teams capabilities


Pacific Edge Software, Bellevue, Wash.
www.pacificedge.com

Project Office, Portfolio Edge -- integrated inventory, planning, analysis and tracking of assets, project and product investment portfolios.

Portfolio management capabilities
Best practices capabilities
Collaboration for disparate teams capabilities


PlanView Inc., Austin, Texas
www.planview.com

PlanView 7.2 -- resource capacity planning, project scheduling/budgeting, skills pipeline, time/expense billing.

Portfolio management capabilities
Best practices capabilities
Collaboration for disparate teams capabilities


Primavera Systems Inc., Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
www.primavera.com

Primavera TeamPlay -- real-time, Web-enabled portfolio dashboards, Methodology Manager, resource allocation analysis/collaboration.

Portfolio management capabilities
Best practices capabilities
Collaboration for disparate teams capabilities


Rational Software, Lexington, Mass.
www.rational.com

Rational Unified Process 2002, Rational ProjectConsole 2002 -- configurable process, Web-based access to process guidance, integration with Microsoft Project, metrics warehouse.

Best practices capabilities
Collaboration for disparate teams capabilities


Telelogic, Irvine, Calif.
www.telelogic.com

Doors 6.0 -- intuitive interface, multiplatform distributed requirements management, enterprise change proposal system.

Portfolio management capabilities
Best practices capabilities
Collaboration for disparate teams capabilities

See the related story 'Project management tools: A new look'   by Lana Gates.

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Lana Gates is a freelance writer based in Mesa, Arizona. She can be reached via e-mail at freelancewriter@gates-works.com.

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