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Do we need every project management tools to manage every project?
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A new project management magazine has been launched last month (htts://pmmagazine.net) with a the following question about the Project Management tools on the cover.

So what do you think?
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Thanks for sharing the material.

Short answer, no. Same as a carpenter, they don't need every tool to complete a given job; each will have their own unique needs with representative toolage. Sure, there are many tools that carry over from project to project, but every tool for every project? No.

And congratulations :)
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1 reply by Hany Hmedeh
Oct 10, 2018 7:29 AM
Hany Hmedeh
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You are right...
So what are the common tools that SHOULD be used in every project to ensure a process project execution?
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Oct 10, 2018 6:40 AM
Replying to Andrew Craig
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Thanks for sharing the material.

Short answer, no. Same as a carpenter, they don't need every tool to complete a given job; each will have their own unique needs with representative toolage. Sure, there are many tools that carry over from project to project, but every tool for every project? No.

And congratulations :)
You are right...
So what are the common tools that SHOULD be used in every project to ensure a process project execution?
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It depends on complexity of project and organization of project!!!
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Agree, to be more specific... Can we consider ganttchart a common tool to use in every project (except mini-projects)?
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I always consider the complexity before I deploy all my tools. My bare minimum is a gantt chart. Somehow small projects grow and grow so why not just start it off with a gannt chart from day 1.
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Yes, Ganttchart is a common basic tool, what about the the Network Diagram and Work-Breakdown-structure (WBS)? I think WBS is a must, Network Diagram is more used in case of scheduling issue in order to fast track a project.
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I agree with Andrew. Project management tools should addresses the particular needs of project. Remember that what we are going to do for a given project differs in size, certainly, based on the specificity of the project, its life cycle, and its implementation approach on the related industry.
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Definitely Not. You only need those tools and techniques that may apply. It has to do with the nature, complexity, size and etc. of the project you are managing. Each tools and techniques has its own pros and cons, limitations and application, though.
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If you have a limited budget to purchase project management tools / or software, for the next year ... what will be your choice & what tools to selected independent from the project size & complexity)
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Agree with Andrew.
Basic tools for project management may also vary based on domain, project complexity and organization/client requirements for planning/tracking/status update.
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