Taiga Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing
Taiga is a project management platform for agile developers, designers and project teams. It was named after a type of forest to symbolize an ecosystem composed of the team and projects, with the software at the center. As an alternative to bloated, slow, and un-intuitive tools, it is simple, customizable and beautifully designed. Best of all, it is free and open source.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Agile, Open Source, Project Management Plaftform – Taiga provides users a Scrum tool and template that enables them to manage their backlogs and sprints on a dashboard. Users can also use Kanban to divide project development in stages. Manage tasks or user stories one card per stage at a time. Accordingly, users can group their stories and plan across multiple projects with Epics. Hence, epics allow users to manage relationships and track hierarchies across and between projects.
- Team and Task, Issues and Wiki – The project management platform provides information about who and how the team is sharing project tasks. Also, team members can easily create tasks to represent the needed work to accomplish a user story. The agile tool can keep a list of issues or related enhancements for the project. Furthermore, it has a built-in wiki feature for users to create pages for project documentation.
- Integrations, API, Social Management and more – No tool is one-size-fits-all. Thus, Taiga enables users to use it with other tools and create a larger ecosystem for managing projects. It has an API that developers can use for further customization. As an open source platform, users can help each other, especially on projects in the public domain. Taiga PM is a collection of how-to guides aimed to ease the user’s daily project management activities, and maximize the features of the software. Taiga mobile apps can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Windows Store.
Taiga has a free plan that includes unlimited public projects, 1 private project with up to 3 members and 300 MB storage space on the private project. The Premium plan is priced at $7 per month per unique member across owned projects ($5 when paid yearly). It includes for unlimited private projects and unlimited number of members, with up to 10 GB of storage space. An Enterprise plan is also available that includes extended support, and on-premise or cloud option. In public projects, anyone can access every section of the project and view its content. However, they will not be able to make changes unless they are invited and has become members. Private projects are accessible only to individuals who are granted access by the project administrator.
Social Network Presence
Taiga is for agile project teams specifically using Scrum, Kanban, Epics or a combination of these agile methodologies.
English, but translation to other languages is ongoing, including German, French, Persian, Spanish, Arabic, Danish, Chinese, Portuguese (Brazil), Vietnamese, Italian, Russian, Korean, and Japanese.
Some of their Clients
Some of the teams using Taiga in public projects are the MDN Durable Team, UXBOX, TransforMap, and OpenSwitch.
Paolo Niko Nuñal described Taiga as a great tool for collaboration and getting things done. Jens stated that Taiga self-hosted works like a charm. She described it as fast and stable.
Taiga is a fully functional and free agile PM tool that is simple to use. Moreover, it is customizable and beautifully designed. It is now running Version 4, released last November 2018. Over 320,000 users are using it to manage more than 240,000 projects, and 1.8+ million user stories as of date.
Taiga is a product of Taiga Agile, LLC, a privately held software development company based in Madrid, Spain. It was founded in 2014 by Enrique Posner and Pablo Ruiz Múzquiz, who are also co-CEO of the company. It started when a team at Kaleidos Open Source, a company with a focus on free software technology, also founded by Posner and Muzquiz, decided to build their own agile project management tool. Created during their week-long hackathons for personal improvement and internal projects, it has been cited as one of the Top Ten Open Source Projects in 2014, and won the 2015 Most Valued Agile Tool award by the Agile Portal.