updated 01:05 am EDT, Thu March 27, 2008
RationalPlan for Mac OS X
Stand By Soft has released a special Mac OS X distribution of its project management software: RationalPlan is designed to assist project managers in developing plans, allocating resources, tracking progress, managing budgets and analyzing workload. Designed for construction, engineering, services&consulting, software development or any other business field, RationalPlan can help finish projects on time and within budget. The single project version is $57, while the multi-project version offers the ability to handle multiple projects, dependencies between projects, and the ability to share resources between projects; it costs $93. The RationalPlan Project Viewer is available as a free cross-platform download.
The software allows users to create, edit and delete calendars, build a work breakdown structure, and create dependencies between tasks. In addition, it offers options for lead/lag time and for task properties such as constraints and fixed cost. It can generate industry-standard Gantt Graphs and also offers a Project Guide that assists users with step-by-step, easy-to-understand explanations.