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DescriptionBacklog is a project management and collaboration tool for software developers.GanttProject is a Java-based project planning tool.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 6.43
Rank #94
Score 7.30
Rank #80
Score 868.45
Rank #4
DeveloperNulabDmitry Barashev and othersMicrosoft
Websitebacklog.comganttproject.bizmicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-software
Technical documentationsupport.backlog.com
Social network pages
Facebook3,185followers
LinkedIn191followers
Twitter2,893followers
Facebook1,224followers
Twitter717followers
LinkedIn16,975followers
Twitter35,920followers
Initial release200620031984
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Open SourceinfoGPL 3Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based architectureyesnoyesinfoProject Online
Programming languageJavaJava
Operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
nonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files exist
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesyesinfo3rd-party toolyes
Multi-useryesnoyesinfoProject Online
Authentication mechanismPassword
Active Directory
Active DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsDesktop push
Email
Mobile push
noEmailinfoProject Online
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynonoyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyesyes
Task dependenciesinfoDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startnoyesyes
Critical path managementinfoThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesnoyesyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnonoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-on
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenoyesyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule noyesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonoyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnonoyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnoyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnonoyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnonoyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnonono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnonono
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnonoyes
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyes
Discussion forumyesinfodiscussion threads
Online chatno
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingno
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyesinfoGit and SVN integration
File versioningyes

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