Project Management Software
- Web Version: Yes
- Supported Browsers: IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera
Endeavour is a free, open-source program written in Java. It was first released in 2009, and is currently available in seven languages, including English. The creators say that its primary purpose is to assist in the creation of "large-scale enterprise systems."
The makers of Endeavour claim that it has been designed to be "easy to use, intuitive and above all realistic" by avoiding any unnecessary complexity. The user interface, for example, is simple, with a navigation bar on the left-hand side of the screen allowing the user to quickly access the program's various features.
Endeavour is web-based. It supports all commonly used web browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Opera. Users must also download and install the Endeavour program, which can be done in less than 10 minutes using a modern internet connection. It can be run on any operating system.
Endeavour has been designed specifically for use by software development teams. Therefore, those in other fields are likely not to find it as useful. There is no demo version to download, but the Endeavour website does include links to several videos posted to YouTube by the creators, demonstrating the program's features and how to use them. The videos are detailed enough to give viewers a good idea of Endeavour's capabilities before deciding to download it. A free, open-source offering such as Endeavour will naturally be most appealing to organizations that are looking for ways to minimize costs. Also, the fairly simple and intuitive user interface design means that it should not take long to train all project members to use it.