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SystemBasecamp
DescriptionBasecamp is a web-based project management and collaboration tool, available as "Basecamp Classic" and a new Basecamp introduced in 2012.
CategoryProject Planning, ranked #5
Project Collaboration, ranked #4
DeveloperBasecamp
Websitebasecamp.com
Technical documentationbasecamp.com/­help/­guides
Social network pages
Facebook10,712likes
Google+9,292followers
LinkedIn8,099followers
Twitter119,166followers
Initial release2004
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)Software-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyes
Programming languageRubyRuby on Rails
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
APIApplication Programming Interfaceyes
Multi-useryes
User rolesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
Phone verification
NotificationsEmail
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksno
Recurring tasksSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyno
Milestone trackingMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksno
Task dependenciesDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startno
Critical path managementThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesno
Critical chain managementThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountno
Gantt chartsBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesavailable via add-ons
PERT chartsNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueno
BaselinesSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule no
Resource managementSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyes
Resource levelingSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesno
Time trackingSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyes
Cost trackingSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesavailable via add-ons
Earned value managementSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsno
Risk managementSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesno
Scrum supportSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsno
Kanban supportSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsno
Project portfolio management Support for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsno
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikino
Discussion forumyes
Online chatyesavailable via add-ons
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingyes
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningno
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