Project Management Software

Software Services often receives requests for information about Project Management software in use at U-M. Here, we have compiled a list of software that is in use in various capacities at the university. If you have a title that you are using and would like to add it to the list for others to reference, please send an email to its.software@umich.edu 

No Additional Cost Options

Available for Purchase in the Software Store

  • Lucidchart
    • Lucidchart is an intuitive online diagramming platform that combines flowcharts, collaboration, and data visualization.
    • There is a free Educational account for students and educators.
    • Available to purchase on the ITS Software Store.
  • Microsoft Project
    • Microsoft Project is a project management software product, designed to assist a project manager in developing a schedule, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads.
    • Only available to purchase at the ITS Software Store for Faculty & Staff on university machines

Online Software with Free Versions

  • Trello
    Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards.
  • Jira Software
    Jira Software is a platform that combines issue collection and project management capabilities into a single application to help plan and organize tasks, workflows, and reports.
  • Airtable
    Airtable is a spreadsheet-database hybrid. Users can create a database, set up column types, add records, link tables to one another, collaborate, sort records and publish views to external websites.
  • Asana
    Asana is a web and mobile work management platform designed to help teams organize, track, and manage their work. Teams can create projects, assign work to teammates, specify deadlines, and communicate about tasks directly in Asana.

For-Fee Online Software

  • SmartSheet
    • Used for collaboration and work management. Used to assign tasks, track project progress, manage calendars, share documents, and manage other work, using a tabular user interface.
    • 30-day free trial

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