Project Management Software is an essential requirement nowadays to keep track of all demands of projects as time tracking, tasks assignment, bug tracking, reports generation and collaboration between teams. The following is a list of the top 13 free and open source Project Management Systems.
ProjeQtOr is a free open source project management software grouping in a single tool all the features needed to organize your projects. It is simple, easy to use while covering a maximum of project management features. ProjeQtOr is designed as a collaborative tool, available in Web mode, and so requires the setup of a Web server. However, the installation is easy and automated as much as possible. To setup and run ProjeQtOr, a simple PHP / MySql stack is needed, you can use your favorite stack (EasyPHP, ZEND, WAMP, XAMPP).
ZenTao is an open source project management software, developed by Qingdao Nature Easy Soft Network Technology Co. Ltd. Its main features are product management, project management, QA management, document management, bug management and todo management. It is a professional Application Lifecycel Mangement(ALM) , covering the core process of software development. It also has powerful search features, various forms of statistical reports and complete API. ZenTao also has a Professional and Enterprise versions with additional features.
Tuleap is a free and Open Source Suite to improve management of software projects and connect with team members. It provides tools for managing projects, tasks, changes, defects, documents as well as version control, continuous integration and social collaboration. It has also a Professional and Cloud versions with more features.
Taiga is a free open source project management platform for agile developers. It is simple and customizable. It has premium and enterprise versions with added features. It is programmed with Python, Django and AngularJS.
TaskJuggler is a Free and Open Source Software project management tool. It covers the complete spectrum of project management tasks from the first idea to the completion of the project. It assists you during project scoping, resource assignment, cost and revenue planning, risk and communication management. It provides an optimizing scheduler that computes your project time lines and resource assignments based on the project outline and the constraints that you have provided.
The built-in resource balancer and consistency checker offload you from having to worry about irrelevant details and ring the alarm if the project gets out of hand. The flexible as-many-details-as-necessary approach allows you to plan your project as you go, making it also ideal for new management strategies such as Extreme Programming and Agile Project Management.
TaskJuggler is written in Ruby Programming Language.
web2Project is a Free Open Source business-oriented Project Management System (PMS). It is based on an AMP-stack which means it is designed to run on Apache, MySQL, and PHP.
Kanboard is a free and open source Kanban project management software. It is written in PHP and updated frequently.
OpenProject is a web-based project management software with a lot of features and frequent updates.
dotProject is a volunteer supported Project Management application. There is no "company" behind this project, it is managed, maintained, developed and supported by a volunteer group and by the users themselves. It is written in PHP.
ProjectLibre is a project management software. It has been downloaded over 4,000,000 times in 200 countries and won InfoWorld "Best of Open Source" award. ProjectLibre is compatible with Microsoft Project 2003, 2007 and 2010 files. You can simply open them on Linux, Mac OS or Windows.
Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.
OrangeScrum is a Project Management Tool which has a free open source Community Edition and another paid Enterprise Edition with additional functionality. It supports Linux, Mac and Windows. It also has a mobile app for Android and iOS phones.
All these choices are good alternatives to paid Project Management Software and you can modify them or add more functionality as you see fit for your organization due to their open source nature.
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