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SystemBSCWBasic Support for Cooperative Work
DescriptionBSCW is a web-basd collaboration and task management system, available as hosted service and as self-hosted tool.
CategoryProject Planning, ranked #151
Project Collaboration, ranked #103
DeveloperOrbiTeam
Websitebscw.de
Technical documentationbscw.de/­english/­documentation.html
Social network pages
Twitter66followers
Initial release1995
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)Software-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyes
Programming languagePython
Operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
IRIX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Mobile appsnomobile version of web interface
APIApplication Programming Interfaceyes
Multi-useryes
User rolesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPLightweight Directory Access Protocol
OpenID
CASJA-SIG Central Authentication Service
Shibboleth
NotificationsDesktop push
Email
RSS feeds
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyes
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 startyes
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 scheduleyes
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 resourcesno
Resource levelingSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesno
Time trackingSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksno
Cost trackingSupport for monitoring a project's expensesno
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 wikiyes
Discussion forumyes
Online chatnosupport for integration of external chat systems
Audio conferencingnosupport for integration of external conferencing systems
Video conferencingnosupport for integration of external conferencing systems
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingyes
Contact sharingyes
Document sharingyes
File versioningyes



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