It seemed like there are two issues being discussed here:
1. there is a desire to have a marketplace of projects to harness the energy of everyone popping up to contribute. people with projects post them, people with interests and skills browse projects and sign up for them. some amount of tool-enabled team contacting and progress tracking may follow.
2. there is a desire for project management tools for managers struggling to move complex projects forward with a disparate volunteer labor force.
for the latter, I think active collab works quite well.
I don't have a suggestion for a specific software off the top of my head for the former, but wouldn't something with the basic categorization and search functions of craigslist do the trick, maybe with a comment thread on the post pages? probably wordpress could be prodded to be employed in this way
Quoting Antonio Serna <email@example.com>
Thanks for the links, I checked out the projects you sent me, they still seem very complex tools for the general public. I guess when I mentioned web app, I forgot to add that it should have a public face acccess via http. So to tweak my request would be:
- public visits www.nycga.com/projects
- public clicks projects types www.nycga.com/projects/art&culture
- public views simple listing of all projects.
- public finds project they are looking for?
- - NO ? - public clicks "propose a project" & Asked to create profile. And then proceed to fill out project descr.
- - YES ? - public clicks "join the project" & Asked to create profile and then clicks on project abilities listed.
- Person who initiated project tracks project online to see when enough members are interested and w/skills. Discusses via project page details, sets up meeting time, meeting times sent out, etc.., etc..
So most of the projects and projects interested would be available to anyone who visits the site.
On 10/10/11 5:22 PM, Todd Grayson wrote:
Nice... they provide the source as well. I know this is contra to the
FLO model... but, I have not seen anything that covers the scope of
functionality as well. Nice recommendation, noted!
On 10/10/2011 2:38 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
For a managing web development projects more wholesale - beyond just
ticket tracking - I've used active collab
which I must say covers all the bases right out of the box:
- document management with versioning
- discussion threads
- issue ticketing
and integrates with subversion.
Basic license is $249, don't need to reinvent any wheels.
Quoting Todd Grayson <email@example.com>:
Yes, and I'm backing the use of
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.
On 10/10/2011 10:28 AM, Dana Skallman wrote:
This options was suggested Ticket/Project tracking system in the OWS
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
I don't have personal experience with it, but it may be worth
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On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Todd Grayson <firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
On 10/10/2011 10:14 AM, Antonio Serna wrote:
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
- 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
- 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.