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SystemsOpenProject  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.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 6.84
Rank #88
Score 859.41
Rank #5
DeveloperOpenProject FoundationTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websiteopenproject.orgtrello.com
Technical documentationopenproject.org/­helphelp.trello.com
Social network pages
Twitter5,064followers
Facebook122,478likes
LinkedIn41,283followers
Twitter186,190followers
Initial release20122011
LicenseOpen SourceinfoGPL 3Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyes
Programming languageRubyinfoRuby on Rails
Operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Mobile appsnoAndroid
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoRESTyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Password
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmail
RSS feeds
Email
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesno
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 startnono
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 scheduleyesnoinfoavailable via 3rd party tools
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 resourcesnono
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesno
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 activitiesnono
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsyesno
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 projectsnono
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikiyesno
Discussion forumyesyesinfoconversations
Online chatnono
Audio conferencingnono
Video conferencingnono
Screen sharingnono
Calendar sharingnonoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possible
Contact sharingnono
Document sharingyesyesinfocard attachments
File versioningyesno

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