2-Plan or Not 2-Plan

2-Plan: Simple and Effective

Product Summary:

2-Plan consists of three project management tools. One is the 2-plan Desktop, "a free program for desktop scheduling" and other project manager related tasks. 

The second one is 2-plan Team, an open-source project software for the collaboration of teams online. The last one is Work 2-gether, a Scrum Board Task Management System.

This free PM software includes some of these key features:

  • Work Breakdown structure
  • Planning features
  • Baseline and Critical Path
  • Gantt Chart

Additionally, 2-Plan has received several awards and quality reviews for it's design and interface features from:

  • A Girl's Guide to Project Management
  • The Windows Club
  • Softpedia.com
  • PMSoftware.org
  • SoftSea.com
  • Linux Journal

How to Use:

This video displays and presents 2-Plan as a possible replacement for Microsoft Project. 

This video demonstrates setting up a project as a video game based project. This is not a video game PM tool, however, it can be adjusted and tweaked to include video game specific tools.

The software is NOT cloudbased and is requried to be downloaded from the company site.

The image below demonstrates on of the scheduling screens as the project timeline pertains to several individuals who are participants within the project.

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Advantages:

Reasons to like:

  • Open source tool
  • Very clear futures
  • Simplicity of use
  • Readability of data
  • Attractive design
  • Big similarity to Microsoft project - Eases in knowledge transfer
  • Basic futures free of charge
  •  Graphical WBS feature
  • Gantt view and time tracking features

Professional Project Manager David Alward, ASCC stated, "This is a excellent and covers all of the important areas of project management."

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Disadvantages:

The list of non-appreciated features:

  • Additional futures extra paid
  • Really bad support experience
  • Documentation could be better
  • It looks like the software is currently abandoned
  • NO CLOUD VERSION - That's rather large detraction to its competitors.

References:

 2. (n.d.). 2-plan Desktop. Retrieved February 20, 2018, from https://www.capterra.com/p/136585/2-plan-Desktop/

Free Microsoft Project Alternative, 2-plan Desktop Project Management Software. (2010, November 25). Retrieved February 20, 2018, from https://youtu.be/kcC0m6DM8jw

Learn the basics of 2-Plan Project Management Software. (2014, May 08). Retrieved February 20, 2018, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoZmFEhE6-8