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9 of the Best Free Linux Project Management Software

9 of the Best Free Linux Project Management Software

Project management tools encompass many different types of software such as scheduling, resource allocation, collaboration software, quality management, and cost control / budget management. This type of software is typically used by project managers looking to plan and control resources, costs and schedules to meet the objectives of a project.

To help plan a project, there are a number of different types of project management tools. One of the industry standards is the Gantt Chart, which provides a graphical displays of all the tasks that a project is composed of. Each bar on the chart is a graphical representation of the length of time the task is planned to take. Other popular tools include PERT charts (a method for analyzing the tasks involved in completing a project), Product Breakdown Structure (a hierarchical tree structure of components that make up a project deliverable), and Work Breakdown Structure (a hierarchical tree structure of deliverables and tasks that need to be performed to complete a project).

Project management software can be implemented as a Web application, accessed through an intranet or extranet using a web browser. We have included our favorites.

One notable omission from the list below is Project.net. Whilst it is widely recognised as one of the finest open source web-based project management software, it cannot be used without the Oracle database, which isn't available under a freely distributable license.

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 9 high quality Linux project management tools. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who wishes to organise their projects.

Now, let's explore the 9 project management applications at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, providing a screenshot of the software in action, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.

Project Management
Taskjuggler Modern and powerful open source project management tool.
GanttProject Graphical Java program for editing Gantt charts
Planner The GNOME project management tool
OpenProj Desktop replacement of Microsoft Project
Koffice KPlato Helps plan and schedule projects
Web-based
Feng Office Web Office focused on productivity, collaboration, communication and management
eGroupWare Enterprise ready web-based groupware suite with project management
dotProject Web-based, multi-user, multi-language project management application
Redmine Flexible application written using the Ruby on Rails framework

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Last Updated Sunday, April 06 2014 @ 01:54 PM EDT


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