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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonLeanKit  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.LeanKit is a project planning tool based on the Kanban methodology.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 904.03
Rank #4
Score 14.76
Rank #58
DeveloperAtlassianLeanKit
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jiraleankit.com
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlsupport.leankit.com
Social network pages
LinkedIn27,525followers
Twitter39,323followers
LinkedIn4,053followers
Twitter8,824followers
Initial release20022009
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Android
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTyesinfoREST-like
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
NotificationsEmailEmail
RSS feeds
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesinfovia drill-through board relationships
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnoyes
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"yesinfovia cross-board linkage
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 dependenciesnono
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsno
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsno
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnono
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfowith 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 projectsyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes

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