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  • simple project management program?

    I am seeking very, very simple project management software that synchs between Palm and Windows.

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    Requirements

    What do you define as simple project management software? What do you need to track and how much information to store? Something like NoteStudio could be used for basic project management and is available for both PC & Palm.

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    • #3
      Palm To Do

      Simplest: the built in palm to do list.. use the categories field to designate contexts...

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      • #4
        what I need...

        I need to be able to keep the names of the projects alphabetically and have attached to each project a list of the actions required (and to be able to check off when done) and their relationship to other actions (if dependant, then on what) and for each action the context, who is responsible, due date, cost, and a comment about specifications.
        I need to be able to search easily to fit in actions or changing time frames, comments, etc.

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        • #5
          Check out LifeBalance. I think it has everything you need.
          http://www.llamagraphics.com

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          • #6
            thanks re Note Studio/ To Do

            I will look at Note Studio but it looks like a I will need to look at it when I have a few uninterupted hours to down load demo and play with it and figure out how to makw it do what I want.

            I wish I could get Palm To Do to do what I need. Unfortunatly
            it does not let you order the actions other than 1-5, and the To Dos don't seem to go in an order where I can see them.

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            • #7
              Maybe Bonsai Outliner would be suitable - www.natara.com.

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              • #8
                Note Studio

                Originally posted by Jamie Ellis
                I need to be able to keep the names of the projects alphabetically and have attached to each project a list of the actions required (and to be able to check off when done) and their relationship to other actions (if dependant, then on what) and for each action the context, who is responsible, due date, cost, and a comment about specifications.
                I need to be able to search easily to fit in actions or changing time frames, comments, etc.
                I think NoteStudio can meet most of your needs. You could create a notebook per project using a short name to give you the alpha list. Or use a single notebook for projects and name the pages with the project title. Additional pages for support notes, could have the project title followed by -1, -2, -3, etc. A Master List page could be created with to each project's primary page, giving you an alphabetical list of all projects.

                NoteStudio provides quick linking between pages, creating a linked collection of "stuff" like a website. Action Items could be listed with indentions to show dependencies and a link to a "Team Member" page could allow you to back link and see all the assignments for a single person. The same for context. Even if you used a notebook per project, you can still create links across notebooks.

                You can PM me on here or send me an email if you'd like to explore the possibilities of how to set up NS for what you need.

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                • #9
                  PlanPlus

                  While Franklin Covey has given itself a black eye numerous times in the past with it's software, I would suggest you take a look at the latest version of PlanPlus for Outlook (v4). It includes a project management component on both the desktop and on the Palm. Since it integrates with Outlook, you get all of Outlook's standard abilities, such as assigning tasks to individuals.

                  I've been trying it out, and while I'm sure it's not perfect, I'm somewhat impressed considering FC's past efforts. There is a 30 day trial on their website.

                  C

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                  • #10
                    If you are an Outlook user, then as Cikub points out the new PlanPlus 4 for Outlook should do everything you're asking for. It can handle the task dependencies you want and can show those dependencies in the Project view that it puts on your Palm. I've also set up a "Contacts as Projects" a la Bill Kratz which makes it possible to link notes, journal items, etc. to the Project, to view a project "inventory" and to park "someday" projects.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jamie Elis
                      I wish I could get Palm To Do to do what I need. Unfortunatly
                      it does not let you order the actions other than 1-5, and the To Dos don't seem to go in an order where I can see them.
                      Intead of the Palm ToDo you could try the Palm Memo. In the Palm Memo you can drag and order each Memo ("Project") as you see fit.

                      So the first line in the Memo is the project, and each line after can be a task.

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                      • #12
                        I use MemoLeaf on my Palm (and Outlook on my PC) to do something similar to what you describe. I've put together a tutorial that describes my system. It might be worth a look -- I suspect the way I work isn't for everyone, but if it works for you, MemoLeaf is quite affordably priced.

                        -- Tammy

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