Project Management

OpenProject is an open source software for project management. It offers a wide set of features and plugins to support your teams throughout the whole project life cycle: initial set-up of a project, tracking of tasks, reporting and more.

Project management is the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria. A project is a temporary endeavor designed to produce a unique product, service or result with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables) undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value. The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast with business as usual (or operations), which are repetitive, permanent, or semi-permanent functional activities to produce products or services. In practice, the management of these two systems is often quite different, and as such requires the development of distinct technical skills and management strategies.

Create Timelines

Project timelines help you to plan and steer your project activities, track dependencies and report dates into other projects.

  • Create and maintain one or multiple project timelines
  • See all work packages (e.g. tasks, phases, milestones) in the reports
  • Edit work packages (e.g. start and due dates) directly in the reports
  • Tailor and save the customized reports
Interactive timeline interface

  • See all work package changes at a glance
  • Adapt zoom, aggregation levels and grouping criteria
  • Select the subprojects to be shown
  • Highlight work packages vertically (e.g. for milestones or frozen zones)
Log time and costs

  • Log time spent on specific tasks directly to work packages and specify activities
  • Create individual cost rates per project member and timeframes
  • Customize unit costs and book them to work packages
  • Keep track of how much effort and cost the project activities require
Integrated documents management
  • Easily access and exchange documents with your team
  • Keep the versions under control with integrated revisions and change history
  • Restore older versions at any time
  • Lock the documents you are currently working on
  • Link document revisions directly to work packages for easy tracing
Communicate news to your team

  • Communicate the latest news to team members easily and quickly
  • Read the news from all your projects on the overview page
Create and manage meetings

  • Set up new meetings and invite team members
  • Create a meeting agenda and send it for review to the meeting invitees
  • Each member can add topics and comments to the agenda
  • Link work packages, timelines or documents to the agenda
  • Create and keep track of the meeting minutes and send it to participants for review