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Pivotal Tracker vs Team Foundation Server vs Trello System Properties Comparison

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SystemsPivotal Tracker  Xexclude from comparisonTeam Foundation ServerinfoVisual Studio Team Foundation Server or TFS  Xexclude from comparisonTrello  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionPivotal Tracker is a web-based, lightweight, agile project management tool for software teams.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.Trello is a web-based project management and collaboration tool based on Kanban-like lists.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 35.66
Rank #27
Score 52.60
Rank #23
Score 851.93
Rank #5
DeveloperPivotal LabsMicrosoftTrelloinfoowned by Atlassian, originally by Fog Creek Software
Websitepivotaltracker.comvisualstudio.microsoft.com/­tfstrello.com
Technical documentationpivotaltracker.com/­helphelp.trello.com
Social network pages
Facebook18,285likes
LinkedIn155followers
Twitter10,371followers
LinkedIn850followers
Facebook123,756likes
LinkedIn46,160followers
Twitter186,780followers
Initial release200820052011
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoas part of Visual Studio Online
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesinfoSaaS optionyes
Operating systemsWindows
Mobile appsAndroidinfo3rd-party apps
iOS
Androidinfo3rd-party apps
iOSinfo3rd-party apps
Windows Phoneinfo3rd-party apps
Android
iOS
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesyesyesinfoREST
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
Google sign-on
Password
HTTP authentication
Active Directory
Password
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmail
Mobile push
RSS feeds
EmailEmail
Mobile push
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksnoyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynonono
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesinforeleasesnono
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 dependenciesnonono
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 schedulenononoinfoavailable 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 nonono
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesnoyesno
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnonoinfoavailable via 3rd-party toolsno
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnonono
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnonono
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 chartsyesyesno
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnoyesyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnonono
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikino
Discussion forumyesinfoconversations
Online chatno
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingnoinfointegration with external calendar tools is possible
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyesinfocard attachments
File versioningno

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