Monday, February 18, 2008
Monitoring project costs
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Teamwork as a Java web development platform
This is in contrast with the Java "server-side" tradition, where the focus is on the business logic; then for the interface the most wildly un-maintenable and rigid frameworks have been proposed. Over-use of local MVC has made code unmaintanable: in such frameworks a button's behaviour cannot be determined from the code "local to the button", which is a smart way for torturing the developer. So then developers over-react, leaving Java and going to over-simplified languages-plus-frameworks, like Ruby-on-rails.
Teamwork's framework minimizes complexity and configuration, greatly increasing productivity, still remaining compatible with complex object-relational requirements and enterprise needs. We've seen teams develop complete CRM applications in a couple of months.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
You can’t be serious, man
You really believe that issue-tracking is all you need for managing software development? Nowhere today software is made only by developers.
I understand that our competitors have stronger marketing means. But believing such stuff.. you can’t be serious, man!
P.S. A friend remarked: "In your line, to be serious you'd need a custom solution!". Well, yes: what we try to supply with Teamwork is as close as possible to a custom solution, at the price of a schrink-wrapped one...
Labels: real project management
Monday, February 04, 2008
Teamwork in Sweden
Teamwork is popular in Sweden. Roberto and myself also just been there to do some integration development, and it was a very nice experience: we worked with a team 50% Swedish, 50% Pakistan and Indian, and they seem to make a nice group.
We mapped the default task structure and their ISO certification roles in Teamwork, seeing how this can be used in Scrum sprints. We created an additional web part "your responsibilities", to evidence the ISO roles, and improved the "my issues" one, for issue-based developers.
Many friendly features forthcoming in 3.2.3 release!