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Introduction webinar created by AlphaNodes GmbH, August 2018. Use the Space key or the arrow keys to navigate through all slides.

Hello and welcome to our introduction session on Redmine in about 6 minutes.

Claudia Meindl

I am Claudia Meindl your Redmine Expert

Our introduction session on Redmine

covers the following sections:

  • Part I: Find out what users do Redmine use for
  • Part II: Find out what you can do in Redmine
  • Part III: Navigate in Redmine

What is Redmine

Redmine is a web based project management software you access via using your webbrowser.

Redmine is build for teams to work centrally on projects and track their tasks for this project.

Before Redmine
With Redmine

According to the goal you want to accomplish you can use various functions within Redmine.

Typical functions are:

  • Issue tracking
  • Time tracking
  • News
  • Uploading Documents & Files
  • Wiki
  • Repository
  • Forums
  • Calendar & Gantt

Typical Use Cases

What we have learned while working with Redmine:

Teams outside software development also use Redmine - a lot!

Redmine has started in Development teams.


Over the past view years it has spread out to the rest of the whole product team.


More recently Redmine even spread across the entire company.


Software Development

Software Development teams use Redmine to plan, track and release software, products or apps.


IT & Customer Service

IT and Customer Support Teams use Redmine to track issues on customer requests and problems to deliver an appropriate service to help their users.



Business Teams like Finance, Marketing, Management (agile or classical) use Redmine to manage projects and keep their teams organized.

These are just 3 typical Use Cases for Redmine. There are actually much more. Just use your imagination.

What you can do in Redmine

What you can do in Redmine depends on what Role (or Job) you have in your company.




The whole team works on a project and has access to functions like issues, wiki and repository.



But only the IT-Manager of the team has access to the project configuration and other functions in this area.


Based on your job role your Redmine Administrator sets up your permissions in Redmine.

Redmine Administrator

Redmine users with administration rights control what functions and areas a user has access to and what you can do in Redmine.

  • You can access issues in Project A but not in Project B.
  • You may have the right to use the Wiki in Project B but not in Project A or C.

Navigate in Redmine

Navigating in Redmine is easy.


See how to navigate in Redmine

What you see in your Redmine depends on:

  • Your access
  • Your user permissions
  • How your Redmine system is configured

But the basic navigations are the same.

Global menu at the top


Here you navigate to different parts of Redmine you have access to.

Global menu at the top

Provides access to:

  • Redmine Home page
  • Projects overview list
  • Administration area (if you are an administrator)
  • find Help if you need it
  • edit your profile (account)

App menu in the header area


Here you navigate through available functions, based on your role.

App menu in the header area

Provides access to available functions. This may be:

  • Projects you have access to
  • Activity stream to see what happened in your project team
  • Issues, to get an overview of all tasks
  • Spent time on your projects
  • Gantt diagram of all issues
  • Calendar to display all issues
  • News to view what is important to know



Here you search for tasks or other content in your projects.


See how to search in Redmine

This is how you use the search in Redmine.

Wrap up

In our tutorial we have introduced you to Redmine.

  • There are different types of teams using Redmine for their work.
  • What you see. What function you work with depends not only on your job role. But also on the permissions set by the administrator.
  • The basic navigations in Redmine are the same in your Redmine instance. Even if your system looks a bit different.


You are ready for your own first steps in Redmine.

Try it! Go to your instance of Redmine and explore what you can do there.

Explore the menu and the content. Go to your profile. Complete it or add an Avatar. Try to get familiar with the desktop overview.

Thanks for your interest

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