Free project lifecycle management tools

Best free project lifecycle management software

What is project lifecycle management? Are there 4 project phases or 5 project management phases? Welcome to Bitrix24, the world’s leading free project management lifecycle software with over 6 million users (yes, there are teams using Bitrix24 near you right now).

As the term ‘life cycle’ suggests, each project has a start date and an end date. Thus, project lifecycle management tools help you plan, execute and evaluate project results.

4 project phases vs 5 project phases

There isn’t really the correct number of project lifecycle stages. Some companies use a 4 stage lifecycle methodology (Initiation – Planning – Execution – Closure), some – a 5 project phase methodology (Conception – Planning – Execution – Finish – Analysis). You can use either methodology, as Bitrix24 supports both. The following free project lifecycle management tools are available to everyone:

  1. Project initiation. This is usually done via creating a project workgroup. Project scope and project objectives are defined and uploaded in the project drive for everyone to see. Project activity stream is used for the project initiation discussions.

  2. Project planning. Depending on your preferences you can use any or all of the following project planning tools – project roadmap (Gantt/Timeline), project Kanban board, project calendar, project task list or project resource management.

  3. Project execution and control. Time tracking, project progress, project roles and other tools are a part of a free project management package.

  4. Project conclusion and analysis. Task reports, work reports, efficiency reports are all at your disposal. Some of these DO require having a commercial subscription.

If you want to try the world’s leading project management lifecycle software, register your free Bitrix24 account today to see how simple and effective it is.

 

* Please note that the information may have changed since the publication. For current prices and features please visit Bitrix24 pricing page.

Basic features

  • Free for small businesses (12 users)
  • 5 GB online storage included
  • Unlimited users
  • Unlimited teams
  • Unlimited tasks and subtasks
  • Document management
  • Calendars and scheduling
  • Time tracking
  • API, open source code, mobile apps
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Task management for business

  • Personal tasks
  • Group tasks
  • Task templates
  • Task delegation
  • Task reports
  • Task to calendar
  • Task time tracking
  • Gantt chart
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Employee management

  • Unlimited user groups
  • Intranet & Extranet (external users)
  • Gantt chart
  • Employee workload planning
  • Task roles (Assisting, Observing, Set by me)
  • Task counters
  • Task notifications
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Time and planning

  • Clock-in/Clock-out
  • Task time tracking
  • Customizable work day settings
  • Daily planner
  • Online calendar
  • Mobile calendar
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Social collaboration

  • Social network
  • IM & Team chat
  • Video calls & video conferencing
  • Appreciation badges
  • Mentions
  • Mandatory announcements
  • File sharing and synchronization
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CRM & Client management

  • Billing
  • Quotes
  • Client management (CRM)
  • Email
  • Call center
  • Records management
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Cloud & On Premise

  • Open source code
  • Fully customizable (CMS)
  • API
  • Active Directory
  • MS Exchange and Outlook integration
  • Virtual appliance
  • Daily backups
  • Enhanced security
  • Amazon or self hosted
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Bitrix24 manuals are available at training.bitrix24.com. We also have a great YouTube channel that covers every aspect of Bitrix24 apps, from sales to planning to communications to document management. To download self hosted editions of Bitrix24 that can be installed on your own server and come with open source code access, please visit Bitrix24 Self Hosted page.

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