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SystemsClearQuest  Xexclude from comparisonJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionRational ClearQuest is an application lifecycle management (ALM) software.Bug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.
CategoryIssue ManagementProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 18.17
Rank #38
Score 1,002.05
Rank #2
Score 968.91
Rank #3
DeveloperIBMAtlassianMicrosoft
Websiteibm.com/­products/­rational-clearquestatlassian.com/­software/­jiramicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-software
Technical documentationibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSSH5Aconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.html
Social network pages
LinkedIn956followers
LinkedIn31,887followers
Twitter42,301followers
LinkedIn17,020followers
Twitter37,615followers
Initial release199720021984
LicenseCommercialCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based architecturenoinfoweb interface is availableyesyesinfoProject Online
Programming languageJavaJava
Operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsnoAndroid
iOS
noinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files exist
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoCOM library for VBScript and Visual Basic, and Perl package.yesinfoJava, RESTyes
Multi-useryesyesyesinfoProject Online
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Active DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsEmailEmailEmailinfoProject Online
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnoyes
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 startyesinfovia "issue linking"yes
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 dependenciesnoyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-on
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenoyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule noyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onno
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyesyes
Custom fieldsyesyes
Custom workflowsyesyes

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