Factory is an open source software for project management, Factory lets you organize actors in teams, define projects, create version-based plans, generate forecast calendars and track statuses. Small and stand alone, it runs on every system with Java.
Factory is free and runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.
Everybody’s job is basically to execute someone else’s requests and to submit or assign work to others. We need to communicate based on documents and messages located on different systems and locations, share the information and track statuses. In most cases, we can consider every job step is related to a project or can be combined into projects, thus everything is a project.
That’s why the heart of Factory is a project management tool but it should be considered first as a personal organizer. Indeed, these two notions are similar on many aspects because they share the same information, on professional side and on personal side. There is nothing different between a group of tasks on a project plan and a to do list on a spreadsheet, a mailbox or a team calendar. Nothing except the software. Because this is the same information, one Factory's objective is to keep everything in a safe place on everybody's desk and share that information with the people who needs it.
- Java Runtime Environment JRE6 - tested with JRE6 on Ubuntu 7.10