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SystemsJIRA  Xexclude from comparisonTeam Foundation ServerinfoVisual Studio Team Foundation Server or TFS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBug tracking and project planning tool, available as cloud service and as commercial tool.The Team Foundation Server is a source code management system also offering project management features as part of Microsoft's application lifecycle management solutions. More project management features are accessible via synchronization with Microsoft Project.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 927.63
Rank #3
Score 49.57
Rank #24
DeveloperAtlassianMicrosoft
Websiteatlassian.com/­software/­jiravisualstudio.microsoft.com/­tfs
Technical documentationconfluence.atlassian.com/­jira/­jira-documentation-1556.html
Social network pages
LinkedIn25,466followers
Twitter37,985followers
LinkedIn852followers
Initial release20022005
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoas part of Visual Studio Online
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoSaaS option
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
Androidinfo3rd-party apps
iOSinfo3rd-party apps
Windows Phoneinfo3rd-party apps
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoJava, RESTyes
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
HTTP authentication
Active Directory
NotificationsEmailEmail
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 tasksnono
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 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 pluginsnoinfoavailable via 3rd-party tools
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 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 pluginsno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes

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