Skip to content

User guide

Welcome to the Nepenthes User guide.

This guide covers all of Nepenthes's functionalities from a user's perspective.

Overview of projects in Nepenthes

Your work within Nepenthes can be organized into multiple projects, each with a distinct set of members and their respective roles in that project. In turn, each project can be individually configured with regards to the enabled features, called Modules in Nepenthes. This distinction between projects provides you with a lot of flexibility to set up your work, and control what users are allowed to view and/or collaborate on in each individual project.

To learn more about the creation and management of projects within Nepenthes, please visit our separate section on projects.

Overview of modules in Nepenthes

Module is defined as an independent unit of functionality that can be used to extend and improve the existing core functions.

Within a project Modules can be activated and deactivated under "Modules" in the project settings menu by project members who have sufficient permissions to adjust project settings. Which modules or single functionalities will be available within projects is controlled in the global Administration settings (please see System admin guide to see how this is done).

Please choose the module or feature you want to learn more about.

ActivityHow to find out about the latest activities in a project.
Backlogs (Scrum)How to manage a Scrum team in Nepenthes with a product backlog and taskboard.
Baseline comparisonView and compare changes in a work package table within a given period of time.
BoardsHow to work with Agile boards for agile project management, e.g. Kanban.
BudgetsHow to create and manage a project budget.
CalendarHow to display your work in a calendar in Nepenthes.
DocumentsHow to upload and share documents in Nepenthes.
ForumsHow to manage forums to discuss and comment on topics.
Gantt chartHow to create and manage a project plan in a Gantt chart.
GitHubHow to manage the GitHub integration.
GitLabHow to manage the GitLab integration.
MeetingsHow to manage meetings to create and share meeting agenda and meeting minutes.
MembersHow to manage Members in a project.
NewsHow to create and manage News for your projects.
Nextcloud integrationHow to link and use Nextcloud files and folders in Nepenthes.
OneDrive/SharePoint integrationHow to link and use SharePoint files and folders in Nepenthes.
ProjectsEdit, create, copy, delete projects and change project settings.
Project overview pageHow to create a project overview dashboard with important project information.
RoadmapHow to create a product roadmap with Nepenthes.
Team plannerHow to use the team planner module.
Time and costsHow to track time and costs in Nepenthes and report spent time and costs.
WikiHow to create and manage a wiki to collaboratively document and share information.
Work packagesHow to manage your work in a project.