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Backlog vs Trello System Properties Comparison

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SystemsBacklog  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBacklog is a project management and collaboration tool for software developers.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 3.66
Rank #126
Score 775.84
Rank #6
DeveloperNulabTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websitebacklog.comtrello.com
Technical documentationsupport.backlog.comhelp.trello.com
Social network pages
Facebook2,662likes
LinkedIn80followers
Twitter591followers
Facebook115,877likes
LinkedIn26,142followers
Twitter175,819followers
Initial release20062011
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
Active Directory
Password
Google sign-on
NotificationsDesktop push
Email
Mobile push
Email
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesno
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 startnono
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 dependenciesnono
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesnoinfoavailable via 3rd party tools
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnono
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnono
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnono
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnono
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnono
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnoyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnono
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesno
Discussion forumyesinfodiscussion threadsyesinfoconversations
Online chatnono
Audio conferencingnono
Video conferencingnono
Screen sharingnono
Calendar sharingnonoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possible
Contact sharingnono
Document sharingyesinfoGit and SVN integrationyesinfocard attachments
File versioningyesno

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