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GanttProject vs Kados vs Microsoft Project System Properties Comparison

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SystemsGanttProject  Xexclude from comparisonKadosinfoKAnban Dashboard for Online Scrum  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGanttProject is a Java-based project planning tool.Kados is an open source, web-based tool for managing agile projects.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 7.30
Rank #80
Score 0.00
Rank #299
Score 868.45
Rank #4
DeveloperDmitry Barashev and othersMarmotte TechnologiesMicrosoft
Websiteganttproject.bizkados.infomicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-software
Social network pages
Facebook1,224followers
Twitter717followers
Facebook19followers
Twitter9followers
LinkedIn16,975followers
Twitter35,920followers
Initial release200320121984
LicenseOpen SourceinfoGPL 3Open SourceinfoGPLv3 and MITCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based architecturenoyesyesinfoProject Online
Programming languageJavaPHP
Operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsnononoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files exist
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesinfo3rd-party toolnoyes
Multi-usernoyesyesinfoProject Online
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Active DirectoryinfoProject Online
NotificationsnonoEmailinfoProject Online
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesnoyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynonoyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesnoyes
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 startyesnoyes
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 dependenciesyesnoyes
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 scheduleyesnoyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueyesnoyes
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesnoyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesnoyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonoyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnonoyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesnoyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnonoyes
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnoyesyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnoyesno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnoyesno
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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