I’m part of a small team that collaborates on projects. There’s up to 50 projects in the queue or in progress at a time, all projects are very similar to one another.

We basically need some kind of task management platform with the following features:

  • tasks need to be grouped by project
  • we need to be able to discuss tasks
  • we need to be able to attach a few files (mostly screen shots) to discussions

That’s it really, but everything I’ve looked at seems to be either a kanban board which just doesn’t work for us, or a small part of a larger project management / collaboration ecosystem which is kind of overwhelming.

We’re presently using Asana, but while it does what we need IMO it does it very poorly - better suited to teams working on fewer more variable projects.

Of course I’d prefer self hosted & open source but that’s not critically important.

Any suggestions welcome!

  • Tiritibambix
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    210 months ago

    I think Vikunja can do all that.

    • @dogmuffinsOPM
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      110 months ago

      This looks really, really, great. Thank you!

  • 7heo
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    8 months ago

    expired

    • @dogmuffinsOPM
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      210 months ago

      I did have a look at this, right on their front page it says “focal board is now mattermost boards” or something, this one in particular really does look like part of a larger ecosystem. Even the github repo is being retired as it’s being merged into mattermost server or something.

  • @PrecisePangolin
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    110 months ago

    I used to self host an application called Feng Office that I’m pretty sure can do all of that and more. Projects and tasks within that project, time tracking. Comments on every thing from files to time entries. It really was a handy little tool but I think it was just too robust and it didn’t catch on. Search for a demo site or a video with feature details and hopefully it satisfies your requirements!

    • @dogmuffinsOPM
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      110 months ago

      This looks great actually. Thank you!

  • @monobot
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    -310 months ago

    Good luck, that does not exist.

    Tools for project management are so specific that anyone who wants to use them needs to change their workflow or create their own tool.

    If it was so simple as you told us you could make it in few days. We all know it is not.

    So adapt to some specific one, or use google spreadsheets like the rest of us mortals.

    • @dogmuffinsOPM
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      310 months ago

      Weird take.

      So adapt to some specific one

      I guess I’m asking for recommendations as to which will be the easiest to adapt to.

      • @monobot
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        110 months ago

        I wish you to find what you are looking for, sadly my experience is it does not exist.

        I am sorry if I transfered some of frustration from not having good and simple PM aplication to you, not your fault, just me

        If you find something you like - let us know, especially after some months of use

      • @johntash@eviltoast.org
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        110 months ago

        Would one of the kanban board style apps work if you had multiple projects in one board? If it offers labels or tags you could have a different label for each project.

        Jira also lets you have boards from multiple projects but it’s not exactly lightweight.