Comparison of open source agile project management tools

Business > Enterprises > Project Management
2012-11-23 15:08:53

Agile Development is now a widespread concept used accross the world and a lot of companies from startups to large organizations have adopted it. Agile approach follows the Agile Manifesto:

  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Responding to change over following a plan

Scrum is the most popular agile project management methodology in software development. There are also Extreme Programming engineering practices like TDD (Test-Driven Development) and refactoring that could be used in parallel to get better results.

This comparison table focuses only on open source agile project management software and compare them. But there are also a lot of commercial vendors offering mature and paying solutions that are leading this market, that will be compared into another matrix. They usually provide better features and more integration with third-party applications.

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DescriptionThe open source backlog tool that scalesPlanning and tracking tool for agile teams following XP or ScrumXPWeb is a web-based tool to manage eXtreme Programming projects.
LicenseMITApache License 2.0GPLGNU Affero GPL V3, and partly available under LGPL V3LGPLGPL
PlatformJava 6, Tomcat 5.5, MySQLPython,Trac open source ticket system, RDBMS (SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL)Ruby, RDMBS (MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQLite)Java 1.5, Servlet engine, HSQLDB (or other RDBMS)Java 1.5, Tomcat 5.0 (not 5.5), Servlet 2.3, MySQL (or other RDMBS)
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Agile Methodologies supported
Extreme Programming (XP)Yes
Product BacklogYes
Release PlanYes
Sprint planYes


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