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    Development project management (ALL)

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    Not sure where to post this and I am sure this has been faced and resolved by others.

    I have found the in the course of S/W development

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    Re: Development project management (ALL)

    For small projects, we tend to use a Word document and work from what would be called a punch list in the construction industry. For larger ones we have used Project so we could introduce functions or fixes in phases. You certainly could create a database to work from - on large projects where I was the project manager we did exactly that. The test team created bug reports and entered them into a database, and the developers then worked from that using a priority scheme. I'm curious what other developers do.
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    Re: Development project management (ALL)

    There are numerous commercial and open source "trouble ticket" systems used by help desk staff to track IT requests. Depending on your needs, one of these might be sufficient. Most software developer oriented systems tend to be heavy on the versioning and archiving features (on the assumption that you might need to roll back to or scavenge something from an earlier version of your code), and therefore would probably be beyond your needs.

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    Re: Development project management (ALL)

    Not being a developer or a programer this may be to simple a solution. I always used an Excel spread sheet when a date base was not available. It is simple to set the columns up and easy to update. Just a simple, no frills solution. Good luck!

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    Re: Development project management (ALL)

    Thanks for all the input. I am not sure if I will create a DB in Access or simply use a spreadsheet. In addition to any products, I was hoping for suggestions on what fields I might include. Guess, I will just get started and modify over time.

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    Re: Development project management (ALL)

    Stan Leszynski wrote a book, Access 97: Expert Solutions, that includes a model project spreadsheet and suggestions like that. You can probably still find it on the web or in some bookstores. It was an excellent book on development.
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    Re: Development project management (ALL)

    Charlotte,

    Thanks for the tip - I bought the book and am very pleased with it. An older version to be sure but good solid advice. Wonder why it has not been updated.

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    Re: Development project management (ALL)

    It pretty much applies to later versions anyhow, and Stan sold his consulting practice and went back to work for someone else. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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