Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] Re: notes on redmine
From: Nathan Freitas
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 12:37:32 -0400
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com,internet working group <internet_working_group@googlegroups.com>

You can definitely assign due dates and versions to issues and Redmine offers a timeline/calendar view and a version view which displays % complete by version.

Jake <jakedeg@gmail.com> wrote:
Haven't fully explored it yet, because I am not an admin yet on
redmine, but it seems to me that the Target Version feature might be
what we need.

On Oct 21, 10:37 am, s...@monkeytownhq.com wrote:
> hi all -
>
> At the meeting with the developer team last night there was an  
> important discussion of how to leverage software like redmine to  
> establish a reliable project management workflow.
>
> To everyone who has worked to set up the redmine issue tracker,  
> thanks! This is a critical tool for turning team input in to  
> assignable tasks.
>
>  From what I am able to see in the current implementation, there are  
> two levels in redmine: projects and issues.  Issues within a project  
> are in a single list, but can be tagged to be filterable.
>
> A key need expressed at the meeting last night is to group tasks in to  
> time boxes - what's being rolled out this week, next, the week after.  
> It may be possible to employ redmine to indicate time boxes, but I  
> don't see this immediately facilitated in the current interface.
>
> I have attached two screenshots of the tool I use to accomplish this  
> in my work, active collab.
>
> activecolab-tickets shows the ticket list chunked into timeboxes with  
> title headers, and at-a-glance summaries for each ticket (most  
> importantly, who is working on it). As a manager, as deadlines  
> approach, I can triage by dragging tickets that won't be ready from  
> one time box to another.
>
> activecolab-ticketdetail shows the detail screen for each ticket. The  
> important thing here is that there is a discussion thread interface  
> for each ticket, so you can have long discussions for each issue with  
> just the team working on that issue without cluttering up the  
> project-level discussion board. You can also post assets needed for  
> each ticket on the ticket itself.
>
> I'm not posting this to argue for one tool over another. This is a  
> recommendation of features that I feel will address the communication  
> needs raised by the developer team.  If this can be achieved or  
> approached within redmine that would be fantastic.
>
> respectfully
> Sam
>
>  activecolab-tickets.png
> 218KViewDownload
>
>  activecolab-ticketdetail.png
> 120KViewDownload
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