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JIRA vs Project Open vs Trello System Properties Comparison

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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonProject Open  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.]project-open[ is a project management and collaboration tool, available as open source community edition, commercial enterprise edition and as web-based service.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,152.84
Rank #3
Score 0.93
Rank #241
Score 865.15
Rank #4
DeveloperAtlassianProject Open Business SolutionsTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jiraproject-open.comtrello.com
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlproject-open.com/­enhelp.trello.com
Social network pages
LinkedIn22,786followers
Twitter36,314followers
Twitter364followers
Facebook123,006likes
LinkedIn43,778followers
Twitter186,436followers
Initial release200220032011
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Open Sourceinfoproject-open "Free License" and "mixed source" model
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Programming languageJavaTCL
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
AIX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
noAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTyesyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
OTPinfoOne Time Passwords
Active Directory
Password
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmailEmailEmail
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynonono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksnoyesno
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"yesno
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 dependenciesnoyesno
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnonono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyesnoinfoavailable via 3rd party tools
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenonono
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule noyesno
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyesno
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonoinfosupport for manual resource levelingno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyesno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyesno
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 activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyesno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onyesinfoScrum processes can be supported by appropriate manual configurationno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onyesinfoKanban processes can be supported by appropriate manual configurationyes
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 pluginsyesno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyesyes
Custom fieldsyesyes
Custom workflowsyesyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesno
Discussion forumyesyesinfoconversations
Online chatnono
Audio conferencingnono
Video conferencingnono
Screen sharingnono
Calendar sharingyesnoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possible
Contact sharingyesno
Document sharingyesyesinfocard attachments
File versioningnono

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