Do you use a project management package?

"We use CA-SuperProject. I use it to manage software applications I've designed and developed as well as for life-cycle management."

-- Michael Austin, a computer analyst with the Coast Guard, said project management software is the key to doing projects effectively.

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"No. We did review something, including Microsoft Project, but budget constraints stopped us."

-- Pamela Christopher Jones is a computer specialist with the National Marine Fisheries Service.

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"I've used Microsoft Project. I don't know how you could do without it."

-- Joe Fuchs runs the Office of Labor Management Standards in the Labor Department. He said he especially likes the package's scheduling features.

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"We don't use [one], although we had a few managers interested in it."

-- Louis Irwin, a computer analyst with the Fish and Wildlife Service, said his agency is concentrating on finding document management software right now.

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"We use Time Line, but we don't use it extensively."

-- Ray Szymanski, a network engineer with the Virginia Department of Taxation, said the software is used on major projects.

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"We don't have [a package], but we'd like to. We do a lot of large software projects, and it would help us manage them."

-- Joanne Tyler works in the Chester County, Pa., data processing department, where she helps to determine users' information technology needs.

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