Project Management Tools and Organization

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There are literally hundreds of time tracking, knowledge sharing, project management, bug tracking and task management tools on the market.  Project managers are asked to run multiple projects of different sizes and keep track of team members, and as complexity and size of teams and projects continues to evolve and mature, we often run into many management issues involved with the growing pains. One of the biggest of those issues is effective and efficient project management. In this session, we will discuss tools and processes to use throughout the development project and beyond, as well as best practices to help your organization go and stay agile. We will delve into Redmine as an example of a highly flexible, open source project management tool for supporting agile development and support.


We will cover tools in the following categories:


  • Communication and collaboration

  • Internal processes

  • Client reporting

  • Ticketing and task management for development and support


These tools help us:


  • Run all operational aspects of a 30+ person Drupal shop

  • Stay organized and agile

  • Communicate amongst team members

  • Remotely manage distributed, virtual teams

  • Document our work

  • Track our time

  • Provide clients with visibility and transparency


The goals of this session are to help attendees understand some of the tools that are out there to improve project management and how to execute on their project more efficiently by using the tools to support agile development.


[Jay, please add a list of questions that this presentation will answer, some session submission forms require this - Rhea]

**This session is intended for principals, project managers, and team leaders at Drupal development firms. It is also helpful for client organizations who want to learn about the type of collaboration and visibility they should have with their projects.**