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  • worleys@project-inspiration.com
    laughing I got so involved at looking in p-logs and blogs that I forgot that I am using sharepoint team services for a lot of my project and list tracking, and
    Message 1 of 21 , Feb 19, 2002
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      laughing I got so involved at looking in p-logs and blogs that I forgot that I am using sharepoint team services for a lot of my project and list tracking, and using the discussions like a mini blog.
       
      heh, talk about not seeing the forrest for the trees ;)
       
      Scott Worley,
        Blind in the fa
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      Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 12:35 AM
      Subject: Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: daily status blogs

      Months ago I customized a wiki-engine to let a customer of mine use it for requirements management in a collaborative way. That tool is proprietary but I uploaded an alpha-version of an open source implementation here: http://armwiki.agilemovement.it/

      Development of this OpenSource version has been stopped on August 2002.....

      Just to let you know about it :-)

      >My current p-log plans focus on zwiki as a platform. see
      >http://webseitz.fluxent.com/wiki/ProjectManagementSoftware for linky
      >writeup.


      Marco Abis - CEO & Chairman
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    • Andrew Gilmartin
      ... teams ... Once upon a time, long long ago, I once asked a toy maker how he could use an online tool to facilitate communication between all parties
      Message 2 of 21 , Feb 13, 2003
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        > But then again, it would seem to be really hard to provide a
        > communication/cooperation tool that would fit all the needs of diverse
        teams
        > working under different conditions. Maybe that's why there is nothing out
        > there that has managed to stick...

        Once upon a time, long long ago, I once asked a toy maker how he could use
        an online tool to facilitate communication between all parties involved in
        building a toy. (If the toy is a girl doll that talks then you have clothing
        designers, mold makers, mechanical engineers (the leg bone is connected to
        the thigh bone, etc), embedded systems engineers, toy brokers or companies,
        parts suppliers, etc. There is a long list of specialists.) He told me that
        he *would not* use it. The reason it added another means of communication to
        the project. And further, the communication did not allow for the transfer
        of all the artifacts of the project -- examples of molded pieces for
        example. His current modes of communication worked well for him and his
        business. Telephone calls where handled by his assistant, postal mail came
        once a day at 1pm, and FedEx came once a day at 11am. These where the points
        in his day when the vast majority of people working on the project contacted
        him. His day was thus mostly uninterrupted time with which he could
        concentrate on the project at hand.

        The principles here are that the tools should not add another mode of
        communication and should not frequently interrupt your day. Most tools out
        there do both. (Software folk seem to be obsessed with the clock inside
        their computer.)

        In my office text email and instant messaging (im) are the tools of choice.
        To facilitate projects in my office a tool should allow communication via
        email and im. For example, want yesterday's project signature send a simple
        request to a chat-bot via im and have it return the signature via email (or
        perhaps a URL in the im response). For example, expect to receive a project
        status summary in email each morning between 7am and 9am.

        Most tools want you to be in the tool's interface. I want my project
        management tools to be in my communication interface.

        -- Andrew

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        Andrew Gilmartin
        andrew.gilmartin@...
        401-743-3713 (cell)
        andrewgilmartin (aim)
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