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Endeavour

Project Management Software

http://endeavour-mgmt.sourceforge.net/
  • Web Version: Yes
  • Supported Browsers: IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera

Description

Overview

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.

Technology

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.

Who Would Be Interested in Endeavour?

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.

Distinctive Features

  • The program's home page allows project members to see their current assignments, how far along they are to completion, and when they are due. Project managers can quickly see the status of all team members.
  • Project planning charts and reports can be made and referred back to while the project is underway.
  • Endeavour allows users to create tools such as Gantt charts, project glossaries, test cases, and test plans.
  • A project wiki can be created as an information resource for the team members and other stakeholders. A project forum can also be set up to encourage communication about the project.
  • Users can send email notifications to the others involved in a project, so that everyone is kept informed of how the project is progressing and is aware of upcoming milestones.
  • Other features include document management, defects reporting, LDAP integration, an easily filled-out change request form, and an iteration cumulative flow report.
  • Technical support options include an online forum, a bug tracker allowing users to report any problems with the program, and a wiki.

Videos

Company created video showing a high level overview of all the basic features in Endeavour.

Company created video showing 3 basic steps to run Endeavour for evaluation purposes.

Screens

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Endeavour's home page

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The project plan chart

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Multiple customizable report are available.