The Open Workbench website (http://openworkbench.org) may have been decommissioned, but because Open Workbench was (at least nominally) “open source” the software remains available for installation from various locations on the Internet. Also, itdesign have picked up the Open Workbench project and several versions are available on the itdesign site. itdesign have the latest and (in my opinion) the most easily-accessible installation.
This post includes guides and instructional videos on locating and installing Open Workbench 1.1.6 and Open Workbench 2.0. It is important to note that although Open Workbench 2.0 menus and toolbars have been modernised, they are functionally very similar. Open Workbench 2.0 contains some enhancements such as:
- AutoSchedule for selected tasks (Open Workbench 1.1.6 will only AutoSchedule the entire project)
- Graphical indenting
- Manual and automated scheduling for selected tasks.
itdesign also provides services including development (on request) of new features for Open Workbench, training for users and consulting services related to the CA Clarity PPM system.
Open Workbench requires the Java runtime to operate, so before installing Open Workbench you will need to install Java, available from http://java.com/en/.