LessProjects: Tracking for Developers


ScreenshotThe latest online project management site to cross my radar is LessProjects, from the folks behind the LessAccounting small business accounting software. This one will be of interest mostly to software developers, particularly those using an agile process, because it focuses on iterations and spec items rather than simply tasks. LessProjects is visually attractive and features some innovative display – most notably the status display, where you move specs between stages (“Not Started”, “In QA”, “Completed” and so on) simply by drag and drop.

Other interesting features here include leveraging Google accounts rather than OpenID (though they do prompt for your Google password) and easy movement of specs from one iteration to another. If you’re running a software team and looking for a lightweight tool to match a lightweight process, this free one is worth considering.


PM Hut

I have tried the application and I have to say at first I did not know what to do, but then I read your article (again), and discovered that the whole concept of tasks does not exist, instead it’s replaced with an Iteration (I think I have an article on a similar approach on PM Hut but I cannot remember the link).

The application is definitely in alpha stage, but it does look promising.

Less Projects

Shhhhhhh! We’re trying to be really quiet about it right now… it’s in Version 0 and we’re still sorting through the growing pains.

Thanks for the write-up and kind words though! It’s appreciated and we hope others enjoy it even in its soft launch glory. If anyone has feedback or questions, just send us a quick message on Twitter: http://twitter.com/lessprojects or email me rhea (@) lesseverything (.) com. Thanks again Mike!

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