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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 #5
DeveloperBasecamp
Websitebasecamp.com
Technical documentationbasecamp.com/­help/­guides
Social network pages
Facebook11,281likes
Google+10,252followers
LinkedIn10,004followers
Twitter121,215followers
Initial release2004
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyes
Programming languageRubyinfoRuby on Rails
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyes
Multi-useryes
Authentication mechanismPassword
Phone verification
NotificationsEmail
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksno
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 startno
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 dependenciesno
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesinfoavailable via add-ons
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule no
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via add-ons
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsno
Project portfolio management infoSupport 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 chatyesinfoavailable via add-ons
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingyes
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningno

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