Agile Agenda is an Adobe Open Air tool for project management, letting you schedule and assign tasks, assigning priorities and more. It currently runs on Windows, Mac OSX.
They will soon offer Linux and web based versions.
The philosophy behind the software:
Durations and Priorities
Agile Agenda asks for durations and priorities and then figures out the start and end dates for you. The more detailed information you enter, such as vacations and dependencies the more accurate it becomes.
Schedules Constantly Change
Nobody has perfect knowledge of how long a project will take before it’s completed. In many projects scope, resource availability, and task estimates all change fairly frequently. Agile Agenda wants to make it as easy as possible to make those changes without going back and reworking unrelated things.
Today is Important
If a task should have been done by “today” and it’s not, that task is late. If a project shouldn’t be done today and it is marked as such then that task is early. Agile Agenda understands both of those and will automatically mark tasks as early or late depending on their status. Late tasks will hold up other tasks and push completion dates further into the future. Early tasks won’t block other tasks and move completion dates closer to today.
Sharing Data Should Be Easy
Everyone on a project should have access to view the schedule. They shouldn’t have to download special software to view it. The AgileAgenda.com web site allows you to post a schedule for your entire team to view. The software also allows you to export PDF files that you can print or digitally share.
Other Features Include:
Automatic Task Scheduling
AgileAgenda will automatically set the start and end dates of each of your tasks based upon the available information such as task priority, resource availability and estimated durations. In addition, it has some intelligence about what the current date is and how that relates to the schedule. It will automatically:
- Move completed tasks up
- Extend the duration of late tasks
- Split partially completed tasks
Mac OSX and Windows versions are available now. Soon Linux will be supported as well as a web based version.
Local or Remote Data Storage
If you do not want to store you sensitive company information on a remote service, it can be stored locally. Alternatively if you want access to your data from any computer, anywhere in the world you can use their web service.
For more information on Agile Agenda Project Management Software visit their web site.
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