Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] Project-centric web app?
From: sam@monkeytownhq.com
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:38:11 -0400
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com

For a managing web development projects more wholesale - beyond just ticket tracking - I've used active collab

http://www.activecollab.com/

which I must say covers all the bases right out of the box:
- teams
- milestones
- tasks
- document management with versioning
- discussion threads
- issue ticketing
and integrates with subversion.

Basic license is $249, don't need to reinvent any wheels.

- Sam


Quoting Todd Grayson <tgraysonco@gmail.com>:

Yes, and I'm backing the use of

http://bestpractical.com/rt/

for those things you list, tactical, one off, or to-do check list items that have to be tracked from request to completion. IMHO a request for a new app could come in from something like this, but specifying and managing the development effort beyond it would be out of scope of the tool. Note that they dont mention "manage web development projects" as a feature in the explanation of the product.


Todd

On 10/10/2011 10:28 AM, Dana Skallman wrote:
This options was suggested Ticket/Project tracking system in the OWS Solutions list.
http://bestpractical.com/rt/

It's open source and seems to have all things you need:



RT is a/battle-tested/  issue tracking system which thousands of
organizations use for/bug tracking/,/help desk ticketing/,
/customer service/,/workflow processes/,/change
management/,/network operations/,/youth counselling/  and
even more.

I don't have personal experience with it, but it may be worth exploring.

Dana/
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On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Todd Grayson <tgraysonco@gmail.com <mailto:tgraysonco@gmail.com>> wrote:

   I'll start looking around. A combo of project workspace as well
   (job request jar and then project team portal).

   We will need subversion/cvs infrastructure for managing
   mult-developer projects in parallel, as well as bug tracking, etc.

   (subversion and content versioning system are well established
   code check in/check out repositories that most software developers
   will be familiar with)

   Todd


   On 10/10/2011 10:14 AM, Antonio Serna wrote:

       Hi All,
       I know there is a push to get the new NYCGA.CC site up soon.

       In the meantime, Devin or anyone like to offer their advice on
       an open-source webapp that is project-building-centric. The
       following scenario was roughly sketched out. I would like to
       implement something for the Arts & Culture groups but possible
       all groups could use something with these project-centric
       features:

       - person or group proposes project to system.
       - project info goes onto database w/ # of volunteers and
       skills sets needed.
       - community members join project.
       - Once the a set number of members &/or skill join, the system
       emails all.
       - steps to move project forward are then worked out and posted:
       meetings/production phases/deadlines, are added.


       P.s That's truly the next step forward for web apps. I mean
       how many times can you "like" a funny photo on facebook before
       you feel like you should be harnessing the power of the people
       to get amazing stuff done.









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