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SystemJIRA
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 927.63
Rank #3
DeveloperAtlassian
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jira
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.html
Social network pages
LinkedIn25,466followers
Twitter37,985followers
Initial release2002
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, REST
Multi-useryes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
NotificationsEmail
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksno
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"
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 dependenciesno
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party plugins
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule no
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesno
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party plugins
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party plugins
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party plugins
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-on
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-on
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 plugins
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes

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