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SystemsMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonRational Team Concert  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionProject planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.Rational Team Concert is the project management component of the IBM Jazz platform.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 2,124.88
Rank #2
Score 8.92
Rank #72
DeveloperMicrosoftIBM
Websiteproducts.office.com/­en-us/­Projectjazz.net/­products/­rational-team-concert
Technical documentationjazz.net/­library/­#sort=pubDate&project=rational-team-concert
Social network pages
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LinkedIn15,808followers
Twitter34,029followers
LinkedIn2,595followers
Initial release19842008
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesinfoProject Onlineyesinfoalso support for Eclipse and Visual Studio clients
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsWindowsAIX
IBM i
IBM z/OS
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsnoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existno
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesinfoREST, Java
Multi-useryesinfoProject Onlineyes
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Client certificate authentication
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Active Directory
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 startyesyes
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 dependenciesyesyes
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 yesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyesyes
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesno
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsyesnoinfocan be added via custom reports
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesyesyes
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 cardsnoyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesyesinfoScaled Agile Framework
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes

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