07 Mar Open Source Project Management Solutions
Recently, a potential client approached us to do an analysis on Project Management solutions. We tailored our approach surrounding Open Source solutions as this can, most often, become more affordable if not completely free for organizations. As well, the solution must be cloud based in order to provide access to a wide range of tools. Our analysis looked at a broad range of options and narrowed them down to 7 most popular Open Source solutions. We then analysed and compared their pros and cons.
The Final Break Down
|Tiaga||9.5/10||Scrum, Kanban, Wiki, Issues, Tasks, Customization of interface, Test permissions||Very few||Community Support||Slick interface, BUT still beta, & no community plugins||Beta|
|Tuleap||9.5/10||Documents, Wiki, Forums, Gannt chart, Graphs, Kanban, Waterflow / V-Model / Agile design||No||Community Support||Customizable dashboard, easy to use interface, modify states using Drag n Drop, and you can create your own hybrid workflow design using combinations of Agile, Workflow, etc.||8.11|
|Open Project||8/10||Calendar, Timelines, Roadmaps, Meetings, Budgets, Forums, News||Open Project & Community Plugins||Yes!||Configurable dashboard, loads of extensions, but could use a bit more usability work||5.0|
|Redmine||7/10||Tasks, Projects, Issues, Wiki, and Documents||Community Plugins||Community Support||Redmine has a load of community plugins, but plugins are not regularly updated. Also, it’s interface can be hard for users.||3.2|
|Orange Scrum||4/10||Tasks, Gantt Charts, Multi-language ($99), Time log ($99)||No||No||Lost major points because cloud version theme, hosted on their site, is different and not accessible in open source version||Downloadable|
|MyCollab||3/10||Basic project management, limited user accessibility, addition features for $99/yr (Calendar, team collaboration, etc)||No||No||Open source yes, but limited in its feature set also! Not to mention that the interface is really hard to navigate and/or customize||5.2.8|
|LibrePlan||3/10||Timeline, Resources, Cost Analysis, Tickets, etc||No||No||Extremely hard to use interface and has not been updated in over a year. It seems this system was not entirely based around flexibility & modification. The user interface is complicated and less than simple to use||2013 yipes|
What do you think? Have we missed anything do you think there are points warranting more points?