Comparing Open Source Agile Project Management Tools Comparing Open Source Agile Project Management Tools There are many project management tools designed to support Agile methodologies such as Scrum and eXtreme Programming (XP), including several open source options. This article compares the most compelling open source options on the following criteria: A Singular Creation - Art Community - Art Contests and Opportuni Out of Control is a summary of what we know about self-sustaining systems, both living ones such as a tropical wetland, or an artificial one, such as a computer simulation of our planet. The last chapter of the book, "The Nine Laws of God," is a distillation of the nine common principles that all life-like systems share. The major themes of the book are: As we make our machines and institutions more complex, we have to make them more biological in order to manage them.The most potent force in technology will be artificial evolution.
Social Surfing @ UIUC While current search engines serve known-item search such as homepage finding very well, they generally cannot support exploratory search or information foraging effectively. In exploratory search, users do not know their information needs precisely and also often lack the needed knowledge to formulate effective queries, thus querying alone, as supported by the current search engines, is insufficient, and browsing into related information would be very useful. Currently, browsing is mostly done through following hyperlinks embedded on Web pages navigating through structures consisting of a fixed set of categories or other meta-data available, which tends to be restrictive.
An Online Project Management Software for Gmail and Google Apps Users - Manymoon If you are a Gmail or Google Apps user and are looking for an online project management software that can integrate with your Google Docs and Google Calendar, here’s a free tool for you. When you create a Google Account, you automatically get access to web-based office apps, email, calendar, file storage, tasks list and instant messaging but one piece that’s still missing from the Google cloud is “project management.” Even Google Apps, a service that is so popular among businesses, doesn’t have any project management related features to help teams plan and coordinate better. Some people use spreadsheets in Google Docs and Gmail for co-ordinating tasks but isn’t that complicated. If you are a Gmail or Google Apps user and are looking for an online project management app that can integrate with your other Google services (mainly Google Docs and Google Calendar), Manymoon could be a good choice. Getting started is easy.
People, Projects and Architecture » Blog Archive » Visualize People on Projects Part II Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519) 'The eye, the window of the soul is the principal means by which the central sense can most completely sense and abundantly appreciate the infinite works of nature In Part I of this series on visualizations we developed a compelling reason how success is related to our people. To summarize: Success is related to peoples connections to each other, not only their connections but the critical core connections, the quality of those connections and the ownership of those connections. In the second part we are going to delve deeper into the current technology for visualizing information. The purpose of this Part II blog post is to evaluate current visualization and interaction techniques. Dynamic Interactive Visualization will allow us to abstract the information, effectively analyze data and make decisions.
7 Tactics for Open Innovation The last decade has seen the rise of collaboration as a by-word for innovation success. This is now often referred to as ‘open innovation’ which we define as sharing the risks and rewards of innovation with others. This may sound simple enough and yet in our experience many large organisations struggle with implementing it as open innovation is it can be highly counter-cultural and disruptive. In this short article we present seven tactics and incentives that can really help to spark open innovation success. 1.
SmartQ: Visual Project-Management That Conforms to You When it comes to project management, most web apps offer the same basic features: a group of to-do lists, some kind of messaging board, a few gigs of file storage, shared document-editing, a calendar of some sort, and if you’re lucky, a set of reports. But what most don’t offer is the ability to develop a project-management workflow that conforms to the way your team already works, and without this customization, you lose precious time trying to get everybody up to speed on the new way of doing things. In my experience, that ramp-up time usually results in project members abandoning the app and reverting to project management by email. Enter SmartQ. Overview SmartQ provides a visual representation of your workflow
Activity Manager - Overview Activity Manager is a project management tool. It helps a project leader to manage and check his collaborators activity. Simple to use, lightweight, but very efficient and customizable !