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SystemsOpenProject  Xexclude from comparisonProject Open  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen source, web-based project management system. OpenProject is a fork of ChiliProject, which in turn is a fork of Redmine.]project-open[ is a project management and collaboration tool, available as open source community edition, commercial enterprise edition and as web-based service.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 7.45
Rank #87
Score 0.95
Rank #241
Score 815.09
Rank #5
DeveloperOpenProject FoundationProject Open Business SolutionsTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websiteopenproject.orgproject-open.comtrello.com
Technical documentationopenproject.org/­helpproject-open.com/­enhelp.trello.com
Social network pages
Twitter5,078followers
Twitter370followers
Facebook124,205likes
LinkedIn48,208followers
Twitter187,095followers
Initial release201220032011
LicenseOpen SourceinfoGPL 3Open Sourceinfoproject-open "Free License" and "mixed source" model
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Programming languageRubyinfoRuby on RailsTCL
Operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Mobile appsnonoAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTyesyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
OTPinfoOne Time Passwords
Active Directory
Password
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmail
RSS feeds
EmailEmail
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynonono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyesno
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 startnoyesno
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 scheduleyesyesnoinfoavailable 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 tasksyesyesno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyesno
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 activitiesnoyesno
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesyesinfoScrum processes can be supported by appropriate manual configurationno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnoyesinfoKanban processes can be supported by appropriate manual configurationyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnoyesno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyesyes
Custom fieldsyesyes
Custom workflowsyesyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesyesno
Discussion forumyesyesyesinfoconversations
Online chatnonono
Audio conferencingnonono
Video conferencingnonono
Screen sharingnonono
Calendar sharingnoyesnoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possible
Contact sharingnoyesno
Document sharingyesyesyesinfocard attachments
File versioningyesnono

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