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Apr
23
asked Is there a need for a factory class for creating viewmodels?
Mar
15
comment Company wants to write custom project management tool, rather than use third party product
Funnily enough, we have another developer who shares our office (he's a contractor) and he also uses BaseCamp and says it's worked fine for him. As much as I'd love to try out third-party tools, I think it's too late now. Manager and director have done a great job of pushing their authority on us doing as much as we can in-house. To put it into perspective, my manager didn't like the idea of using NLog; he'd rather we wrote our own logging tool. In the end we won and are now using NLog, which has worked out great :) #winning
Mar
15
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Mar
15
comment Company wants to write custom project management tool, rather than use third party product
It ended up using a lot of our time, and unfortunately wasn't any fun at all. It's turned into a swiss-army knife where our managers have asked for allsorts of functionality to be written into our Intranet. The end result is that the project management part of the site is total crap. We could have been using a COTS product instead and that would have done everything we wanted. Management unfortunately are too narrow minded to realise how rubbish the Intranet is. But that's because, before the Intranet, we had nothing.
Mar
15
comment Company wants to write custom project management tool, rather than use third party product
I appreciate your comments. We have ended up writing our own project management tool and, overall, it's turned out to be rubbish. The advantage is that we can change whatever we want, but quite frankly any COTS would do exactly what we want. Plus many of them have an SDK (which I demo'd to the director) to allow for custom functionality. So anything the COTS did not do we could have filled in the blanks. I think what has let us down is the quality of our project management solution.
Mar
15
comment Company wants to write custom project management tool, rather than use third party product
Thanks for your comments. I agree with what you have said, in that we've wasted a lot of man-hours building this in-house intranet system, and overall it doesn't provide enough value on the project management side. Our superiors think it's a wonderful tool, but considering what we had before (i.e. nothing) then it's hard to beat!
Sep
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Jun
29
accepted Company wants to write custom project management tool, rather than use third party product
Jun
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revised Company wants to write custom project management tool, rather than use third party product
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Jun
25
comment Company wants to write custom project management tool, rather than use third party product
@thorbjorn - That is something I will discuss with my boss. We could supplement the third-party tool with our intranet. Some tools have an SDK that you can use to write custom code to do things like add items, interrogate data, etc.
Jun
25
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25
asked Company wants to write custom project management tool, rather than use third party product
May
20
answered Coping with an unfixable endless project
Mar
4
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Mar
4
comment Newbie worried about CASE tool
Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of using UML to document the code/model. But I prefer to think of the UML tool using my source code to build the diagram, not the other way around. But yes, I'm not that keen on the whole CASE thing. We've not committed to using the tool though, so it's not like we're 100% going to use it.
Mar
4
revised Newbie worried about CASE tool
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asked Newbie worried about CASE tool
Feb
25
answered Reasons Programmers Leave
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