Free and Open Source Trello Alternative OpenProject 9 Released

OpenProject is a collaborative open source project management software. It’s an alternative to proprietary solutions like Trello and Jira.

You can use it for free if it’s for personal use and you set it up (and host it) on your own server. This way, you control your data.

Of course, you get access to premium features and priority help if you are a Cloud or Enterprise edition user.

The OpenProject 9 release emphasizes on new board views, package list view, and work templates.

If you didn’t know about this, you can give it a try. But, if you are an existing user – you should know what’s new before migrating to OpenProject 9.

What’s New in OpenProject 9?

Here are some of the major changes in the latest release of OpenProject.

Scrum & Agile Boards

Open Project 9 Scrum Agile

For Cloud and Enterprise editions, there’s a new scrum and agile board view. You also get to showcase your work in a kanban-style fashion, making it easier to support your agile and scrum teams.

The new board view makes it easy to know who’s assigned for the task and update the status in a jiffy. You also get different board view options like basic board, status board, and version boards.

Work Package templates

Work Package Template in OpenProject
Work Package Template

You don’t have to create everything from scratch for every unique work package. So, instead, you just keep a template – so that you can use it whenever you need to create a new work package. It will save a lot of time.

New Work Package list view

Work Package View
Work Package View

In the work package list, there’s a subtle new addition that lets you view the avatars of the assigned people for a specific work.

Customizable work package view for my page

Your own page to display what you are working on (and the progress) shouldn’t be always boring. So, now you get the ability to customize it and even add a Gantt chart to visualize your work.

Wrapping Up

For detailed instructions on migrating and installation, you should follow the official announcement post covering all the essential details for the users.

Also, we would love to know about your experience with OpenProject 9, let us know about it in the comments section below! If you use some other project management software, feel free to suggest it to us and rest of your fellow It’s FOSS readers.

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