I’ve been in search of a modern, open source project management platform for some time. Leantime ticks the box on a number of fronts: simplicity, UX, and within it’s construct, flexibility. I’ve also looked at others: ProjeQtOr is complicated. Open Project - difficult to install. Unfortunately, our company is a services company – providing management consulting services to a specific vertical – and not a software company. Having terminology that our clients understand is critically important. Now I know that Agile/lean is a very important model for software dev and Leantime looks great for that purpose. I also know that conceptually, the model will work for our work – but – the fixed terminology makes it difficult to try and “educate” non-agile/software development types to, much less our clients.
My question: has any consideration been given to the ability to rename, through UX configuration, terms like:
The “to-do” (Kanban) phases (and maybe add or delete some)
So, although I get all of these (although I’m not an expert) in the Agile framework, and they make perfect sense for iteratively developing software, they don’t apply perfectly (definitely not rigidly) to what I would call traditional project management.
I mean, all project work has goals, phases, iteration, issues and risks, communication, resource utilization, milestones, tasks, etc. but unless you fully understand Agile/Lean, sharing Leantime reporting and interaction with people who don’t understand it would be very difficult.
Thoughts? I hope this is in the right category and please feel free to move if desired.