I suggest we use redmine for now until we outgrow it.
For the developers it will let them track/see bugs/requests as the come in, store documents and keep time lines. For the Project leads they can review top level info (last updates) and report to the IWG-internal group to make sure the plan is stuck to and the devs know the plan. The PL's can then inform the as needed the public forum/iwgGgroup of project, or relay any urgent changes that need to get to the developers. Redmine will let the PL's/Devs work out a reasonable time line and check progress to be reported by PL's to the forums. If we find that Redmine can't support this, then we can explore new programs, but for now, lets see how it runs- or we may forever by looking for a better solution.
On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 12:37 PM, Nathan Freitas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
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
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.