Open Source Project Management Solutions

Open Source Project Management Solutions

We created an update of our reviews of open source project management solutions. Have a look here.

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

Project nameRatingFeaturesCommunity
Tiaga9.5/10Scrum, Kanban, Wiki, Issues, Tasks, Customization of interface, Test permissionsVery fewCommunity SupportSlick interface, BUT still beta, & no community pluginsBeta
Tuleap9.5/10Documents, Wiki, Forums, Gannt chart, Graphs, Kanban, Waterflow / V-Model / Agile designNoCommunity SupportCustomizable 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 Project8/10Calendar, Timelines, Roadmaps, Meetings, Budgets, Forums, NewsOpen Project & Community PluginsYes!Configurable dashboard, loads of extensions, but could use a bit more usability work5.0
Redmine7/10Tasks, Projects, Issues, Wiki, and DocumentsCommunity PluginsCommunity SupportRedmine has a load of community plugins, but plugins are not regularly updated. Also, it’s interface can be hard for users.3.2
Orange Scrum4/10Tasks, Gantt Charts, Multi-language ($99), Time log ($99)NoNoLost major points because cloud version theme, hosted on their site, is different and not accessible in open source versionDownloadable
MyCollab3/10Basic project management, limited user accessibility, addition features for $99/yr (Calendar, team collaboration, etc)NoNoOpen source yes, but limited in its feature set also! Not to mention that the interface is really hard to navigate and/or customize5.2.8
LibrePlan3/10Timeline, Resources, Cost Analysis, Tickets, etcNoNoExtremely 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 use2013 yipes

What do you think? Have we missed anything do you think there are points warranting more points?