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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonRationalPlan  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.RationalPlan is a project planning tool that comes in three interacting modules: RationalPlan Single, Multi and Server.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project PlanningProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1,184.60
Rank #3
Score 2.97
Rank #156
Score 857.09
Rank #5
DeveloperAtlassianStand By SoftTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jirarationalplan.comtrello.com
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.htmlrationalplan.com/­tutorialhelp.trello.com
Social network pages
LinkedIn21,747followers
Twitter35,858followers
Facebook687likes
LinkedIn62followers
Twitter4,424followers
Facebook120,849likes
LinkedIn37,021followers
Twitter185,420followers
Initial release200220072011
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
CommercialWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesnoinfoRationalPlan Project Server provides a central repository, accessibly via clients and via a web interface.yes
Programming languageJavaJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
noAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTnoyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesinfoRationalPlan Project Serveryes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
PasswordinfoRationalPlan Project ServerPassword
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmailEmailinfoRationalPlan Project ServerEmail
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesno
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-onnono
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesinfowith JIRA Agile add-onnoyes
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 pluginsyesinfoRationalPlan Multi Projectno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikino
Discussion forumyesinfoconversations
Online chatno
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingnoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possible
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyesinfocard attachments
File versioningno

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