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DescriptionProject planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.Open source, web-based project management system. OpenProject is a fork of ChiliProject, which in turn is a fork of Redmine.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 2,498.99
Rank #2
Score 5.61
Rank #98
DeveloperMicrosoftOpenProject Foundation
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Projectopenproject.org
Technical documentationopenproject.org/­help
Social network pages
Facebook268,652likes
LinkedIn15,831followers
Twitter32,691followers
Twitter4,983followers
Initial release19842012
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Open SourceinfoGPL 3
Web-based architectureyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Programming languageRubyinfoRuby on Rails
Operating systemsWindowsLinux
OS X
Windows
Mobile appsnoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existno
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesinfoProject Onlineyes
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
NotificationsEmailinfoProject OnlineEmail
RSS feeds
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyes
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 startyesno
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 dependenciesyesno
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-onno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueyesno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesno
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesno
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnoyes
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnono
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyes
Discussion forumyes
Online chatno
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingno
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningyes

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