A while ago, me and some of my colleagues were talking about Bug Tracking systems in order to enhance and enforce Quality Assurance and to have a well-organized and easy to use bug reporting and monitoring tool.
Some of bug and issue tracking systems extend its functionality to cover Project Management area such as Redmine.
You might take a look at comparison of issue tracking systems.
As my team already has installed Redmine, In this article, I’m going to summarize its features.
Redmine is free, open source and cross-platform Bug Tracking and Project Management tool developed using Ruby on Rails . It provides features like Gantt chart and Calendar to manage project schedule, start and end dates of project’s elements, show dependencies and that stuff related to project management.
I quoted Redmine’s features as it mentioned in Redmine web site:
* Multiple projects support
* Flexible role based access control
* Flexible issue tracking system
* Gantt chart and calendar
* News, documents & files management
* Feeds & email notifications
* Per project wiki
* Per project forums
* Time tracking
* Custom fields for issues, time-entries, projects and users
* SCM integration (SVN, CVS, Git, Mercurial, Bazaar and Darcs)
* Issue creation via email
* Multiple LDAP authentication support
* User self-registration support
* Multilanguage support
* Multiple databases support
Redmine can be deployed using a native installer, as a virtual machine, in the cloud or as a module over an already installed infrastructure Stack as described in BitNami Redmine Stack.