Project Management is the life for IT services firms. Without strong project management processes and good enterprise project management tools, delivery will suffer. I have seen that major outsourcing firms such as TCS, Infosys, CTS and others have their internal project management tools to manage delivery. However for smaller IT services firms (75-150 ppl) developing internal tools is quite expensive. Nor can they go with established 3rd party tools (again expensive). Are there any open sources alternatives for this? Are there any enterprise open source project management tools that are conducive for IT/ professional services? (I have seen many tools that are desktop based). It would be great if someone can shed light on this.



Vamsi Reddy Vutukuru is the CEO of Appin Security Group (, a leading IT Security firm.

Earlier, Vamsi was the Global Business Manager for the TCS Life Sciences sector. He developed and launched new services for the Life Sciences sector and achieved significant year on year revenue growth.

Prior to this, Vamsi held various product management and strategy roles at IBM, New York. Before IBM, he co-founded XIRS - an XML-based data management products company. XIRS was later acquired by a healthcare IT firm.

Vamsi completed his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and M.S from University of Texas at Austin, both in Computer Science.

He is a Kauffman Fellows Program Finalist. He is an active member of TIE and was a Charter Member for TIE Hyderabad Chapter in 2006-2007.

Vamsi had run a full marathon (42km) at one point of time in his life and never fails to brag about it :-).

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