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JIRA vs Rational Team Concert System Properties Comparison

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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonRational Team Concert  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.Rational Team Concert is the project management component of the IBM Jazz platform.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Issue Management
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 921.60
Rank #3
Score 12.69
Rank #58
DeveloperAtlassianIBM
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jirajazz.net/­products/­rational-team-concert
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmljazz.net/­library/­#sort=pubDate&project=rational-team-concert
Social network pages
LinkedIn29,866followers
Twitter41,161followers
LinkedIn2,587followers
Initial release20022008
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoalso support for Eclipse and Visual Studio clients
Programming languageJavaJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
AIX
IBM i
IBM z/OS
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
no
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTyesinfoREST, Java
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Client certificate authentication
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Active Directory
NotificationsEmailEmail
RSS feeds
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
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"yes
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 dependenciesnoyes
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 pluginsyes
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 noyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyes
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 measurementsnonoinfocan be added via custom reports
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party pluginsyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onyes
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 pluginsyesinfoScaled Agile Framework
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyesyes
Custom fieldsyesyes
Custom workflowsyesyes

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