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DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool available as cloud service and as commercial tool.
CategoryProject Planning, ranked #3
Issue Management, ranked #2
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­display/­JIRA/­JIRA+Documentation
Social network pages
Initial release2002
Web-based service (SaaS)Software-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
Mobile appsno
APIApplication Programming InterfaceyesJava, REST
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyes
Recurring tasksSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyno
Milestone trackingMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksno
Task dependenciesDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startyesvia "issue linking"
Critical path managementThe 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 managementThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountno
Gantt chartsBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesavailable via 3rd-party plugins
PERT chartsNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueno
BaselinesSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule no
Resource managementSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesno
Resource levelingSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesno
Time trackingSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesavailable via 3rd-party plugins
Cost trackingSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesavailable via 3rd-party plugins
Earned value managementSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsno
Risk managementSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesavailable via 3rd-party plugins
Scrum supportSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyeswith JIRA Agile add-on
Kanban supportSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyeswith JIRA Agile add-on
Project portfolio management Support for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesavailable via 3rd-party plugins
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
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