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Agile Project Management Tools Open Source

Agile Project Management Tools Open Source is a lightweight, easy to use tool that helps you plan and manage projects. This is designed for project managers who handle ordinary project management tasks such as planning and scheduling, document control, risk management, process improvement, and reporting.

Open Source Agile Project Management Tools are based on Agile Open Process, the official open source software development process of the worldwide Open Knowledge Foundation. It includes visualization, storyboarding and planning tools, task boards and scrum software, wikis and blogs used by the world’s largest companies to plan their software projects.

MyCollab

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MyCollab Kanban board

MyCollab is a suite of three collaboration modules for small and midsize businesses: project management, customer relationship management (CRM), and document creation and editing software. There are two licensing options: a commercial “ultimate” edition, which is faster and can be run on-premises or in the cloud, and the open source “community edition,” which is the version we’re interested in here.

The community edition doesn’t have a cloud option and is slower, due to not using query cache, but provides essential project management features, including tasks, issues management, activity stream, roadmap view, and a Kanban board for agile teams. While it doesn’t have a separate mobile app, it works on mobile devices as well as Linux, Unix, Windows, and MacOS.

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]ProjectOpen[ Management workflows 


ProjectOpen is our top pick here because it is built for enterprise and offers multiple agile methodologies and tools. Since it was released back in 2003, ProjectOpen evolved to be the first choice for companies in healthcare, legal, finance and industrial sectors.

ProjectOpen is created by Frank Bergmann a German entrepreneur more than 20 years ago. It is a full-featured enterprise project management solution for large projects.

Unlike most tools on this list which primarily focuses on software development, ProjectOpen is used heavily in industrial sector especially because it offers multiple agile methods project management tools and.

Focalboard

Are you searching for an alternative to Notion, Asana, and Trello?

Well, you can go for Focalboard, which is an open-source and self-hosted project management software. It helps to organize, manage, track, and define work across your teams by using the Kanban board view. It has two editions:

  • Focalboard Personal Desktop: It is a desktop app for personal and to-do projects. It is a single-tenant that runs on a local server to get optimal performance and speed.
  • Focalboard Personal Server: It is a self-hosted server to help collaborate better with your team.
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Click over “add new boards” to pick project tasks from the different templates.

Change the created date, priority, sort settings, filter settings, and group by settings according to your preference. You can also drag cards from one column to another to change the group property. In addition, edit the cards whenever you want to know the set of properties and content and the list of comments.

Table views help you view the cards in a single place to hover over the title to open one. Furthermore, every board has card templates and board templates to customize each board as per your team. Get a Personal Desktop on your Mac and Windows or Personal Server on Ubuntu.

Phabricator

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Phabricator is a collection of web apps by Phacility, and it contains far more tasks than the project advertises in its sales pitch. It’s unusual for a company to intentionally under sell their product, but that’s Phacility’s model, but don’t be fooled by their modesty. There’s Manifest for bug and issue tracking, Projects for Kanban workboards, Diffusion for Git hosting, Phame for blogging, the Phriction wiki, Harbormaster for CI/CD, Conpherence for team chat, and much much more. Everything is intregrated, so there’s no “rewiring” required to make your Kanban board affect your bug tracker. There’s a dashboard for all of the data, too, so tracking progress can happen at every level.

Phabricator is used by many active projects, including some big KDE applications, like Kdenlive and Krita, so its efficacy has been proven by teams distributed around the globe. It’s under constant development and tends to be open to feedback and enhancement requests.

Phabricator kanban board

You can run Phabricator on your own server and purchase paid support, or you can pay Phacility for hosting (with a Support Pact included). It’s licensed under the Apache 2.0 license and is available from the project’s Github mirror.

Orangescrum

Orangescrum lets you manage projects, tasks, and resources in one place. From governments to nonprofits to freelancers, the program works with all. This project management software provides cloud, self-hosted cloud, and open-source versions, which include Scrum and Kanban for real-time task management. You’ll also find Gantt charts.

The open-source edition includes features like task reminders, custom task status, bug and issue tracking, and document management. The software comes with a free-for-life option and premium plans starting from $8 per month for up to 10 users.

Gitlab

Gitlab issue board

On the Internet, Gitlab is known as a website hosting open source projects in Git repositories. But within the walls of companies and organizations, Gitlab is possibly better known as an open source, locally installed web application for software development and project management. You can pay for hosting plans, or host it yourself, and if you’re running the community edition, then you’re running only open source components.

Gitlab’s community edition is distributed under the MIT license, and supports Agile development through scrum and kanban, sprint planning, epics, bug tracking, documentation, dashboards, charts, scheduling, automation, CI/CD, and more. There are many additional benefits, not the least of which is general developer familiarity with the platform. While many developers may have learned either Microsoft’s Github or just pure Git (the open source backend to Github, Gitlab, and many others), it’s fair to expect them to understand the workflow of using Git through a web interface.

For the project managers running the show, Gitlab’s interface is intuitive, consistent, and robust. A project manager doesn’t ever have to leave Gitlab. All tasks, from assigning tasks and planning sprints to accepting merge requests and deleting branches, can be done from within the Gitlab UI.

As Gitlab continues to develop, there’s every reason to believe that even more features for project management will be added. The Gitlab developers are happy to take feature requests and are quick to respond to feedback. You can download the Community Edition from Gitlab.com/install.

Restya

Get the open-source project management platform of Restya to manage tasks, chat, to-dos, etc.  Restya is a Trello-like kanban board that will offer advanced category Extend Restyaboard and countless options such as scripts, user styles, widgets, integrations, etc.

They have the MyRestyaboards app that is compatible with iPadOS and iOS operating systems. It tracks numerous Restya Boards, and you can import existing boards easily from Asana, which is used in project and work management.

It’s a cloud-based project management solution where you can also import your work instantly from Kantree, a flexible management tool that helps organize, collaborate projects, manage, and plan. Furthermore, you can easily transfer boards from Pipefy, Taiga, Taskwarrior, Trello, and Wekan to Restya Board.

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A separate board manages every project, and you can create numerous boards and manage them simultaneously. Use existing templates for instant and quick launches, and duplicate a single board multiple times with different names. In addition, the keyboard shortcut keys let you perform some actions like deletion and addition of members, open cards, voting, etc.

Create one digital platform with classified projects and descriptions. In this digital platform, you will get an interactive interface, better organization visibility, and the option to edit, add a member, remove a member, change permissions, sort, and delete.

View simple boards or apply filters to see a list of boards and set its visibility to public or private. You can also see the cards in grid format or a list view. Restya provides you with a calendar view along with color variations to make it distinct and highlighted.

Additional features you will have are Gantt view, report view, member invitation, list view of members, editing visibility mode, changing the background, modifying textures and patterns, custom background option, automatic subscription, productivity beats, and much more.

Conclusion

Agile Project Management Tools Open Source (APM-OS), is a complete platform built on open source technologies. APM-OS features easy project management, time tracking for agile teams, and integration with other tools.

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