Affordable Project Planning Software
I am having a difficult time finding project planning/organizing software that is affordable. This is just what I will be using on a personal basis and I have no need for the corporate bells and whistles.
Mainly I am looking for something that has this:
- Project and sub-project overview
- Write notes in each project and sub-project
I am on a Mac and I use OmniFocus for having a projects list, next actions and contexts, though it doesn´t work for me as a project planning tool.
Would also love if the software had a mind-map ability for it also. As of now I use folders for this and it is a drag to always open it up physically (especially when I am kind of a geek). Having everything on the computer would just be super easy.
Don´t mind something that I need to learn a little before I get going, used to that from my IT background anyway. Any suggestions or workarounds for project planning?
Here is a current scenario to just give a feel of what I am doing in one of my projects:
Creating my own website from scratch:
1.1 - Learn about databases
1.2 - Structure a database for the site
1.3 - Create database based on needs
2.1 - Learn about ColdFusion programming
2.2 - Read the books I got
2.3 - Use the info to connect to database etc.
3.1 - Brainstorm ideas for logo
3.2 - Learn Illustrator to create logo
3.3 - Brainstorm ideas for site
3.4 - Create design for site and code with HTML
4. Bring it all together.
I do not have a time frame on all of this, and the steps and not sequential since I can be creative with logo and design and jump to database and programming. So I need something to give me a nice overview and then a journal to know where I last got off in a more detailed manner.
Yup, it is a large project, especially since I got to learn a lot of new stuff, but I love it. Though going a little insane because everything within must be detailed and managed correctly.
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