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SystemsRational Team Concert  Xexclude from comparisonTeam Foundation ServerinfoVisual Studio Team Foundation Server or TFS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionRational Team Concert is the project management component of the IBM Jazz platform.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.
CategoryProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 8.92
Rank #72
Score 51.87
Rank #23
DeveloperIBMMicrosoft
Websitejazz.net/­products/­rational-team-concertvisualstudio.microsoft.com/­tfs
Technical documentationjazz.net/­library/­#sort=pubDate&project=rational-team-concert
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Initial release20082005
LicenseCommercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoas part of Visual Studio Online
Web-based architectureyesinfoalso support for Eclipse and Visual Studio clientsyesinfoSaaS option
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsAIX
IBM i
IBM z/OS
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsnoAndroidinfo3rd-party apps
iOSinfo3rd-party apps
Windows Phoneinfo3rd-party apps
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfaceyesinfoREST, Javayes
Multi-useryesyes
Authentication mechanismPassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Client certificate authentication
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup Language
Active Directory
Password
HTTP authentication
Active Directory
NotificationsEmail
RSS feeds
Email
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyes
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 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 dependenciesyesno
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 scheduleyesno
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 yesno
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesyesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesnoinfoavailable via 3rd-party tools
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnono
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoinfocan be added via custom reportsno
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 chartsyesyes
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsyesinfoScaled Agile Frameworkno
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesyes
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes

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