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SystemsGanttProject  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonMingle  Xexclude from comparison
Mingle has been discontinued.
DescriptionGanttProject is a Java-based project planning tool.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.Mingle was an agile project management application written in Java.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 7.26
Rank #78
Score 896.67
Rank #3
DeveloperDmitry Barashev and othersMicrosoftThoughtWorks
Websiteganttproject.bizmicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-softwarethoughtworks.com/­mingle
Social network pages
Facebook1,200followers
Twitter707followers
LinkedIn16,997followers
Twitter39,932followers
Twitter2,802followers
Initial release200319842007
LicenseOpen SourceinfoGPL 3Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architecturenoyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Programming languageJavaJava
Operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
WindowsLinux
OS X
Windows
Mobile appsnonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existno
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesinfo3rd-party toolyesyes
Multi-usernoyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
CASinfoJA-SIG Central Authentication Service
NotificationsnoEmailinfoProject OnlineEmail
RSS feeds
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyesno
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 dependenciesyesyesno
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-onno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyesno
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueyesyesno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesyesno
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyesno
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnoyesno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyesno
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoyesno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnoyesno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnonoyes
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnonoyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnoyesno

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