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SystemsGanttProject  Xexclude from comparisonJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGanttProject is a Java-based project planning tool.Bug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 9.59
Rank #63
Score 1,261.35
Rank #3
Score 775.84
Rank #6
DeveloperDmitry Barashev and othersAtlassianTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websiteganttproject.bizatlassian.com/­software/­jiratrello.com
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlhelp.trello.com
Social network pages
Facebook423likes
Twitter578followers
LinkedIn20,611followers
Twitter33,060followers
Facebook115,877likes
LinkedIn26,142followers
Twitter175,819followers
Initial release200320022011
LicenseOpen SourceinfoGPL 3Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architecturenoyesyes
Programming languageJavaJava
Operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsnoAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesinfo3rd-party toolyesinfoJava, RESTyesinfoREST
Multi-usernoyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Google sign-on
NotificationsnoEmailEmail
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynonono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesnono
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 startyesyesinfovia "issue linking"no
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 dependenciesyesnono
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnonono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsnoinfoavailable via 3rd party tools
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueyesnono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesnono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesnono
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsno
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnonono
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnoyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnoyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikino
Discussion forumyesinfoconversations
Online chatno
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingnoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possible
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyesinfocard attachments
File versioningno

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