Project Management in Drupal
I was looking for a good Project Management Open Source tool for managing my Project and Tasks. I tried many tools like SugarCRM, dotProject and couple of other. I tried them but did not like them, I mean these tools could be very good for someone but not me.
I just need a simple tool where I can manage Project and Project Tasks. These tasks can be assigned to Resources. I don't really need Advanced features like Gantt Charts etc.
The other day I saw a post on Drupal.org where someone has mentioned that you can use Organic Groups and Case Tracker Module together and achieve a simple Project Management system. I liked the idea. I installed both the modules and to my surprise I was able to do exactly what I wanted to do.
The trick is actually very simple.
1. Use Organic Group to create Projects.
2. Add Group members that will act as resources
3. Use Case Tracker as a Post in Organic Group. This means that Cases can be associated with the Organic Groups (Projects).
When you create any case (task) and assign it to a member of that group (project) a mail is sent to the member. Which is great. It is like a Notification.
I will post a detailed tutorial soon. In the mean time if you are stuck somewhere please post your comments here. I am sure with some more experimenting you can setup a good Project Management system in our beloved Drupal.
One again Drupal saved my day.