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SystemsCalligra Planinfoformerly KPlato  Xexclude from comparisonGanttProject  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCalligra Plan is the project management application of the Calligra Suite.GanttProject is a Java-based project planning tool.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 0.14
Rank #286
Score 6.92
Rank #78
Score 940.96
Rank #3
DeveloperDmitry Barashev and othersMicrosoft
Websitecalligra.org/­planganttproject.bizmicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-software
Technical documentationuserbase.kde.org/­Calligra/­Handbooks
Social network pages
Facebook1,200followers
Twitter707followers
LinkedIn17,035followers
Twitter39,932followers
Initial release2010infoforked from KOffice20031984
LicenseOpen SourceinfoLGPL, GPLOpen SourceinfoGPL 3Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based architecturenonoyesinfoProject Online
Programming languageC++Java
Operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsnononoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files exist
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesyesinfo3rd-party toolyes
Multi-usernonoyesinfoProject Online
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsnonoEmailinfoProject 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 startyesyesyes
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 yesyesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyesnoyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesnoyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesnoyes
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

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