I agree with Rosalyn that the key is what you mean by project management. I get the impression that you aren't looking for a ticketing system.

For lists and communication, we use (and like) Basecamp, but there are lots of good alternatives. PBWorks is another good hosted system. If you can host yourself, MediaWiki, which powers the code4lib wiki, has a huge community, is widely used in the library world, and ramps up relatively quickly.

We use Unfuddle for most of our ticketing, and they have a new planning product called Alchemy, which is in beta.



On Jan 14, 2013, at 10:52 AM, Rosalyn Metz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Kun,
> I guess the first question I would ask is what do you mean by project
> management -- its kind of a big space.  Are you looking for something more
> like a ticketing system?  Is your primary concern keeping up communication
> on projects?  Or are you looking to create a project list that you can keep
> track of?  Are you trying to just outline what it is that your projects are?
> If you're looking for a ticketing system I like GitHub Ticketing -- its
> free and easy to use.  If you're primarily worried about keeping up
> communication with a different groups, google groups can suffice 9 times
> out of 10.   If you're just looking to keep track of a list of projects,
> you might be able to get away with something simple like a Google Form that
> submits to a spreadsheet.  If you're just outlining what your projects are
> you could just start off by creating project one pagers (ala Tito
> Sierra<>
> ).
> My recommendation would be to start off small (and free).  After a few
> months, re-evaluate and see where you are.  Maybe you'll realize you need
> something more robust (Unfuddle instead of GitHub Ticketing; Basecamp
> instead of Google Groups; time management planning instead of lists of
> projects; formal project plans instead of one pagers;).
> Rosalyn
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 1:27 PM, Lin, Kun <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Our library is looking for a project management system. Does anyone has
>> any suggestions on which one to choose? We only have a very small team and
>> our main focus is to guide our librarians to submit their ideas and for
>> record tacking purposes.
>> Thanks
>> Kun