I just wanted to throw out an interesting tool I have found useful for a range of community projects called Trello (https://trello.com/) - it provides a simple means of defining a series of tasks, different status and milestone points for those tasks, and a collaborative system in which people can share the same Trello.
I have found it useful, for example, for managing software projects. I would use it like this:
- Identify the list of features required. Have a meeting with the community to distribute the work.
- On Trello I set up the following lanes:
- Not Started
- In Progress
- Waiting Review
- Review In Progress
- I then create cards for each feature in the Not Started lane and we have discussions about those features within the discussion feature on the card.
I find it is a simple and effective tool for managing community projects. Worth a look!