Open Source Project Planning Software

When it comes to project planning with open source software, there are a lot of options. Open source project management software is a hot area with leaders like Redmine or ProjectLibre. Many open source project management software are reaching maturity and compete against leading proprietary project management software like Microsoft Project ou SaaS Services like Asana or BaseCamp.

The Top 5 Open Source Project Management Software

Redmine is a flexible and very popular open source project management software, especially among IT development team.

ProjectLibre open source project planning software was started by the founders of OpenProj. ProjectLibre has been rewritten and added key features, especially the compatibility with Microsoft Project 2010. is a complete, web-based enterprise project management software that helps companies plan, execute and deliver on their entire portfolio of projects.

LibrePlan is a web based application, making project management available to not just the project manager, but the entire project team, and if necessary across organizations. LibrePlan is licensed under the AGPL.

OpenProject is released under the GNU General Public License Version 3 and runs on Ruby on Rails.

Other Open Source Project Management Software

Zentrack is a complete project management, bug tracking, ticket, and tech support/help desk/phone log system. Tracker is configurable and adaptable, simple design. Supports mySql, Oracle, postgres, Windows and Unix.

OrangeScrum is a modern project management tool for freelancers, agencies, and small and medium businesses. Features include a scrum task board, resource planning, progress tracking, and more. It is designed for use by IT companies, education and health services, construction and manufacturing, and others.

Agilefant is a modern tool for managing work and providing visibility on planned, ongoing and completed work for the whole organization.

]project-open[ is covering a large variety of processes like project planning, project portfolio management, CRM, financial controlling and timesheet management and is supported by a large community.

Odoo, formerly known as OpenERP, is a full suite of business applications, of which Odoo project management is just one.

MyCollab is a open source, free project management software for start-ups, small and mid size companies.

Taiga is an open source project management platform for startups, agile developers, and designers.

Tuleap Open ALM
Tuleap Open ALM  is an application lifecycle management tool, including support for agile development and project management.

dotProject is a web-based, multi-user, multi-language open source Project Management software. dotProject is programmed in PHP, and utilises MySQL for a backend database (although other databases such as Postgres could also be used).

PHProjekt is a modular application for the coordination of group activities and to share informations and document via intranet and internet.

Open Workbench
Open Workbench is a desktop application for project scheduling in which you can define a work breakdown structure, set dependencies and resource constraints, assign resources to tasks, automatically generate the schedule and then monitor progress.

Teamwork is a software application specifically for team work management. If your company works in teams then this is the application for you, as you can manage large volumes of information and operate effectively with your team members on complex projects. Teamwork will improve worklife quality, helping production cycle information flow management, via stage coordination and allocating tasks to everyone involved. As an application, Teamwork combines document management, groupware and project management features in a new perspective.

KPlato is a project management software.