This project management tool helps keep an eye on all content and data of a project you may be managing. The personal edition is free and is meant to get you totally familiar with the product. You are able to gain an instant overview of the most important in-STEP BLUE features. Project templates and tutorials help you create your own projects. You can study the personal edition for as long as you want. The software and the database remains on your workstation, no one else can fiddle with it. Your learning is supported by a set of tutorials. This tool is meant for IT project management and lets you plan and set up projects. All other related tasks like assigning resources, tracking progress, budget planning and tracking, managing changes, and analyzing/ monitoring/mitigation of risks can be handled.
A central database is used to record, store and manage project results. Requirements and changes can be edited, specified and prioritized. Requirements are traceable through the entire project cycle. Tasks are created from requirements. Quality management is facilitated by features available for test management and quality assurance. The tool can provide special views and reports that help manage multiple projects. PMs are able to assign resources to the tasks from different projects. Process maturity improvements can be monitored. CMMI, SPICE, PRINCE 2 and other process details can be followed for project processes. Team management becomes simple; you can create individual to-do lists. Project data could be directly accessed through the central database. The product is able to offer a set of processes when you need to get into a similar situation as something you have done before. Newer projects become easier to get started. This is a very good product.