Changes between Version 47 and Version 48 of ProjectManagementIdeas


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Timestamp:
May 3, 2009 11:46:45 PM (5 years ago)
Author:
ChrisNelson
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Refine roadmap

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  • ProjectManagementIdeas

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    312312There seems to be a consensus that grandiose project management features for Trac should be implemented with a combination of plugins which provide useful functionality on their own.  The following plan assumes that approach. 
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    314  * Basic scheduling can be provided based on core Trac ticket, !MasterTickets, and !TimingAndEstimation if we discount resource conflicts and availability.  A new Scheduling plugin can build on these plugins (or an interface that hides them), add Start and Finish dates to tickets, and schedule going back from a milestone. 
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    318 = Development Plan = 
    319  
    320  1. Fork !MasterTickets as !TicketDep (or something) and add ''composed of''/''part of'' dependencies and [http://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/SubTickets#CreatingSubtickets means to create them].  Plan for but do not yet implement ''starts with'' and ''ends with'' dependencies. 
    321  1. Specify the interfaces necessary for a scheduling plugin to use dependencies, estimates, and time worked to determine project schedule. 
    322    * Consider adding a percentage available when scheduling resources. 
    323  1. Specify the interfaces necessary for a Gantt chart to get data from tickets. 
    324    * Each task must have a name, duration, percent complete, and start or end. (The start or end comes from schedule calculations, not direct ticket data.) 
    325    * Access to dependencies between tickets is also needed so as to render the chart. 
    326  1. Implement those interfaces on top of TimingAndEstimationPlugin. 
     314 * [#DependencyandDuration Basic scheduling] can be provided based on core Trac tickets, !MasterTickets, and !TimingAndEstimation. (This discounts resource conflicts and availability.)  A new Scheduling plugin can build on these plugins (or an interface that hides them), add Start and Finish dates to tickets, and schedule going back from a milestone. 
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     316 * Once a scheduler exists, a simple Gantt chart can be implemented to show dependencies and schedule.  (This might even be a revision or refinement of an existing Gantt.) 
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     318 * Additional dependency types can be added, perhaps by enhancing or forking !MasterTickets. 
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     320 * Additional Gantt display options (e.g. critical path) can be added independent of additional dependency types. 
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     322 * The scheduler can be enhanced to take into account resource conflicts. 
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     324 * A calendar can provide the scheduler resource availability without affecting the Gannt chart. 
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     326= Design = 
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    328328= Disclaimer =