Project Management

14 Best Free and Open Source Web Project Management Software

Project management is the application of processes, methods, knowledge, skills and experience to achieve the project objectives. 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.

It can be very satisfying planning and delivering projects on time. One of the methods that has always helped me is PRINCE2, a de facto process-based method for effective project management. But project management software is equally as important to the success of 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).

Here’s our verdict captured in a legendary LinuxLinks-style ratings chart. Only free and open source software is eligible for inclusion.

Ratings chart for the best free and open source web project management software

Click the links in the table below to learn more about each program.

Web Project Management
OdooSuite of open-source business apps written in Python
OpenProjectCollaborative Project Management
WekanTrello-like Kanban
FocalboardSelf-hosted project management tool
TaigaWeb-based tool for agile project management
KanboardKanban board for small teams and individuals
tuleapImprove management of software development and collaboration
eGroupWareEnterprise ready web-based groupware suite with project management
RedmineFlexible application written using the Ruby on Rails framework
LibrePlanProject planning, monitoring and control
TracProject management and bug/issue tracking system
LeantimeProject management for the non-project manager
TaskBoardKanban-inspired app for keeping track of things
dotProjectWeb-based, multi-user, multi-language project management application

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5 years ago

Your update of the article 12 Best Free Linux Project Management Software (Updated 2019), dated 2019-1-21, includes Odoo, which you rate as 10/10. This is not included in this article.

Why not?

Thank you for your attention to my query.