ProjectLibre is a free open source project tracking tool. It is a comprehensive management tool that allows complete tracking of tasks and staff. Work assignments can be defined, whether to individuals or small teams. Progress on tasks can be entered, monitored and controlled.
This publication is a step by step guide that uses the actual application in order to build an example project plan. With it, someone new to the tool can follow along and learn how to build their own project plan. Since ProjectLibre is free for any purpose, readers can install the software on their own computer and perform each of the steps as they read the book. In the end, a simple, realistic project plan is created. Since the plan is constructed in stages through the book, a good feel for ProjectLibre in use is shown. This can be very helpful for those wanting to learn how to use ProjectLibre.
This publication is an introduction but presents enough information to show some of the capabilities of ProjectLibre. Advanced topics are not covered but a chapter of the book directs readers to additional educational materials.
Topics covered include task definition and elaboration, resource entry including staff and materials, work assignments, critical path, Gantt charts and more.