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Reviews of project management software from a real user, who literally wrote the book on Collaboration Tools for Project Managers. I’ve tried out dozens of tools to save you time and show you the best features.

Review: ConceptDraw MINDMAP [2009]

Review: ConceptDraw MINDMAP [2009]

ConceptDraw Office is an entire software suite designed around the project management lifecycle. The first piece in the suite is ConceptDraw MINDMAP, which is “a business and personal productivity tool that collects ideas and organizes them into a visual map.” It’s a tool for on-screen brainstorming. I’ve never used mind mapping software before, being more…

Snap decisions

Snap decisions

One Saturday in 2008 I made Monica Enand, CEO and Founder of Zapproved, get up extra early to demo her new software for me.  It was 8am on the Pacific Coast, and she didn’t sound like she was sitting in her pyjamas in front of her PC.  Given that it was the weekend before launch,…

Interview with Clarizen CEO and co-founder, Avinoam Nowogrodski

The mid-market project management software arena is becoming much more competitive.  Clarizen (click here to see my review of their software) is another player.  I spoke to Avinoam Nowogrodski in Israel to find out what sets Clarizen apart from the competition. You’re the CEO and co-founder of Clarizen.  Tell me about the company. Clarizen is…

Software Review: Clarizen

Clarizen is an online, ‘software as a service’ project management tool that has integration with other desktop applications.  It’s aimed at small and medium sized companies that can’t justify the investment in all-singing-all-dancing project management software, which costs a lot to implement in hardware, licences and training.  Clarizen has no hosting costs.  Licences start at…