NP Score: 66
Based on 3 reviews
|September 27, 2008|
|Linux, Mac, Other, Windows|
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ExPlainPMT is a tool which allows agile teams to manage work from initial customer engagement including creating stories to gaining acceptance for a set of deliverables. This tool attempts to manage project work on a commitment basis. Stories are created and estimated using a unitless measurement referred to as story points. Stories are assigned a risk and priority and are held in a backlog. Once it is time to start the project, iterations are created and stories are assigned to the iterations. Stories which have been assigned to an iteration can also have an owner assigned.
Some of eXPlainPMT's greatest advantages are:
- It's opensource - Yup Free..
- Written using Ruby on Rails - Easy for you to extend for your needs.
- Doesn't focus on hours or percentages...A story isn't done until its done.
- Simple stats for the project give you a quick burndown chart to let you know if you are on target.
- RSS feeds and Excel exports allow you to build external tools to interface with the data in the tool.
- Project dashboard gives you quick easy access to one or many projects and includes upcoming milestones as well as stories/tasks that you own.
Its free!! Can't beat that price.
Simple, Useful, and Uncluttered
Mark Windholtz rated it a 10 on (December 09, 2008)
Too many tracking tools become tracking toil. ExplainPMT remains my favorite because it is Simple, Useful, and Uncluttered.
solid foundation for an open source tool
Jeff Langr rated it a 7 on (September 29, 2008)
eXPlainPMT provides the fundamentals for agile project planning. After using the product off and on for over a year, we found virtually no defects in the product. The best part is that it's open source (free!) and Ruby, and I hope to see the community contribute to the tool. The potential is absolutely there for this to be on par with high dollar agile project management products.
Fair review from project owner
Jake Dempsey rated it a 9 on (September 27, 2008)
I stumbled on eXPlainPMT in 2005 and began using it as a sandbox to learn rails. At the time, my role at Sabre was an agile mentor and we used a myriad of tools for managing our agile projects. I thought eXPlainPMT could be beneficial to many of our teams who were struggling with distributed teams using excel or other types of tools. After showing the tool to a few folks, the feedback was clear: "Its a good starting point but it doesn't do ..." My thought of course was "Yeah, but its free!" I forked the official version of eXPlainPMT and started incorporating all the requests from our teams in my spare time and the tool began filling out. I eventually became an owner on the official version and began merging my features into the main trunk. Sabre currently manages several hundred projects which include 10's of thousands of stories. Are there products that do more...yup. Are there products that are better at some pieces of functionality...yup. eXPlainPMT is for the team who wants something lightweight, very easy to use, web based, and of course....free.