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Re: project management system

From:

"Timothy A. Lepczyk" <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:30:49 -0600

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We have people that use either Asana or Trello. Free and simple.

Tim


On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 3:07 PM, P Williams
<[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Good thread!  I've captured this list (so far) and some of the comments in
> the wiki <http://wiki.code4lib.org/index.php/ProjectManagement>.  Feel
> free
> to add, edit or delete.
>
> I like Trac [http://trac.edgewall.org/] for project life-cyle tracking.
>  It
> ties together issue tracking, documentation wiki, and source code browsing.
>
> Tricia
>
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 1:38 PM, Jason Casden <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > We have been using Trello[1] for several projects and so far it's been
> > getting rave reviews all around. We've used Basecamp quite a bit and it's
> > an excellent project communication tool, but it sometimes fell a little
> > short when it came to the ticket-y use cases--specifically, planning and
> > discussion around smaller chunks of work could be difficult. Trello
> > provides a clean interface that solves the many of our more pressing
> issues
> > for smaller projects, including:
> >
> > 1) Feature-specific discussion and prioritization.
> > 2) Simple bug tracking.
> > 3) Recording actionable output of meetings to improve continuity between
> > planning sessions as well as to easily document a common understanding of
> > project goals.
> > 4) Killing code block by structuring the project as a pipeline of
> > clearly-defined tasks.
> > 5) Providing a place where any project member's random ideas can be
> > recorded before they're forgotten.
> > 6) Encouraging open debate outside of meetings.
> > 7) Providing a nice one-handed mobile interface for our colleagues with
> > newborns.
> >
> > We've found that the system is intuitive both for very-technical and
> > less-technical colleagues and has helped to reduce the cognitive load
> > associated with keeping project history in memory. We have also been
> using
> > Google Docs for document management and GitHub for code management, but
> > haven't yet tried integrating Trello with GitHub[2][3]. I love the limits
> > the Trello developers have embraced, but it will sometimes come up short
> > when compared to some more complex project management systems (e.g. time
> > tracking, elevated project manager privileges, scheduling and chart
> > generation, document management). The current version is "free
> forever"[4],
> > although I think there are plans to offer a paid package with additional
> > features.
> >
> > Jason
> >
> > [1] https://trello.com/
> > [2] https://github.com/zanker/github-trello
> > [3] https://zapier.com/zapbook/github/trello/
> > [4] https://trello.com/privacy
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 3:26 PM, Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Jira, which we use for major projects, is not open source. Atlassian
> > > does provide Jira and Confluence — their wiki tool — free of charge to
> > > open source projects.
> > >
> > > Jira is a big hammer, and to get the most out of it, you need someone
> > > to devote a significant amount of time to configuring and maintaining
> > > it. While it is usable out of the box, it is not any better in that
> > > form than Redmine or myriad other, lighter weight and easier to manage
> > > alternatives.
> > >
> > > Cary
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 12:06 PM, Kaile Zhu <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > > > We can keep adding to the list.  Since there are so many choices,  I
> > see
> > > the strong reason to use open source software.  Here is my
> > recommendation:
> > > Jira (project management/bug reporting system used by professional
> > software
> > > development companies, like apache.org), spiceworks, etc.  - Kelly
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> > Of
> > > Mau, Trish
> > > > Sent: 2013年1月14日 13:53
> > > > To: [log in to unmask]
> > > > Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] project management system
> > > >
> > > > I also like Basecamp but for really simple projects Minigroup might
> do
> > > the job: https://minigroup.com/. It's a hosted solution with plans
> > > starting at $3/year. There's no ticketing system or whiteboards, but
> you
> > > can communicate with your team, create and assign tasks, and post
> > > events/deadlines.
> > > >
> > > > Trish
> > > >
> > > > Trish Mau, librarian/web coordinator
> > > > Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby BC, V5H 4N5
> > tel. 604
> > > 436 5425  fax 604 436 9087
> > > >
> > > > The contents of this message may not necessarily reflect the position
> > of
> > > Burnaby Public Library. If you have any concerns about this message,
> > please
> > > e-mail [log in to unmask]
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> > Of
> > > Cary Gordon
> > > > Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013 11:11 AM
> > > > To: [log in to unmask]
> > > > Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] project management system
> > > >
> > > > I agree with Rosalyn that the key is what you mean by project
> > > management. I get the impression that you aren't looking for a
> ticketing
> > > system.
> > > >
> > > > For lists and communication, we use (and like) Basecamp, but there
> are
> > > lots of good alternatives. PBWorks is another good hosted system. If
> you
> > > can host yourself, MediaWiki, which powers the code4lib wiki, has a
> huge
> > > community, is widely used in the library world, and ramps up relatively
> > > quickly.
> > > >
> > > > We use Unfuddle for most of our ticketing, and they have a new
> planning
> > > product called Alchemy, which is in beta.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > > Cary
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Jan 14, 2013, at 10:52 AM, Rosalyn Metz <[log in to unmask]>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> Hi Kun,
> > > >>
> > > >> I guess the first question I would ask is what do you mean by
> project
> > > >> management -- its kind of a big space.  Are you looking for
> something
> > > >> more like a ticketing system?  Is your primary concern keeping up
> > > >> communication on projects?  Or are you looking to create a project
> > > >> list that you can keep track of?  Are you trying to just outline
> what
> > > it is that your projects are?
> > > >>
> > > >> If you're looking for a ticketing system I like GitHub Ticketing --
> > > >> its free and easy to use.  If you're primarily worried about keeping
> > > >> up communication with a different groups, google groups can suffice
> 9
> > > times
> > > >> out of 10.   If you're just looking to keep track of a list of
> > projects,
> > > >> you might be able to get away with something simple like a Google
> Form
> > > >> that submits to a spreadsheet.  If you're just outlining what your
> > > >> projects are you could just start off by creating project one pagers
> > > >> (ala Tito
> > > >> Sierra<http://www.slideshare.net/tsierra/the-projectonepager>
> > > >> ).
> > > >>
> > > >> My recommendation would be to start off small (and free).  After a
> few
> > > >> months, re-evaluate and see where you are.  Maybe you'll realize you
> > > >> need something more robust (Unfuddle instead of GitHub Ticketing;
> > > >> Basecamp instead of Google Groups; time management planning instead
> of
> > > >> lists of projects; formal project plans instead of one pagers;).
> > > >>
> > > >> Rosalyn
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 1:27 PM, Lin, Kun <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>> Hi all,
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Our library is looking for a project management system. Does anyone
> > > >>> has any suggestions on which one to choose? We only have a very
> small
> > > >>> team and our main focus is to guide our librarians to submit their
> > > >>> ideas and for record tacking purposes.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Thanks
> > > >>> Kun
> > > >>>
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Cary Gordon
> > > The Cherry Hill Company
> > > http://chillco.com
> > >
> >
>

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