Top Project Management Software Used

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jan 30, 2018

What do integrators use to manage their projects? Nothing? Spreadsheet? MS Project? Online software?

This continues IPVM's series on project management, adding to Integrator Managing Projects Statistics, Security Integrator Project Management Certifications, and Project Plans for Security Integrators.

100+ integrators told IPVM what they software they use.

Project Work Planning Statistics

The largest group of respondents cited using Microsoft products (most typically Project or Excel):

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