RationalPlan is an alternative product to Microsoft Project, it is project management software that follows the general recommended guidelines from project management domain. This software is available for Linux, Mac OS, and Windows. The aim of this software to help project managers to complete their projects within time and budget, to make the process of planning projects as short and as straightforward as possible, guiding novice project managers through each step but offering enough tools to those more experienced.
RationalPlan Single Project version handles independent projects which doesn't require any kind of shared resources, links between tasks from different projects. It allows you to schedule and track unrelated projects individually. It has similar features and power to Microsoft Project, which simple layout and quite organized. You can import and export your Microsoft Project files to RationalPlan software and work on them without any problem.

  • Project Planning:
    • Associate general project information (name, notes, links, assumptions, constraints, risks)
    • Create, edit and delete calendars
    • Build work breakdown structure
    • Create dependencies between tasks, set lead/lag time
    • Manage task properties such as constraints, fixed cost
  • Resource Management:
    • Define project resources - human/equipment and material
    • Define specific working time for each human resource
    • Assign resources to tasks
    • View timephased information about resources' work and cost
    • View overallocated resources and resources that work overtime
  • Project Tracking:
    • View project's critical tasks depending on a customizable slack
    • Mark the task progress by changing the task completion value (%complete or %work complete)
    • View timephased information about tasks' work and cost
    • Filter tasks based on different criteria
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Easy to use Gantt Chart
    • Project Guide assists you step-by-step with easy to understand explanations
    • Icon Bar with specific commands for every view
    • Export to Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel
    • Import from Microsoft Project
    • Printable reports (to printer or to file - pdf format)
    • Strong Print Preview interface
    • No annoying dialog windows unless strictly necessary
    • Cross-platform (work on all major operating systems starting with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and all other Java enabled platforms)

You can download zip file for other Linux distributions.

You will need Java to run this program

>>> Or use terminal commands to install it
To install RationalPlan Single in Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

That's it
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