Archive | September, 2013

Release management

19 Sep

Release management is a software engineering process intended to oversee the development, testing, deployment and support of software releases. The practice of release management combines the general business emphasis of traditional project management with a detailed technical knowledge of the…

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Tips to create a successful product

17 Sep

In my opinion product always starts from imagination and ideas. A good idea can make a product good and average will lead to an average product. If you are thinking about Amazon.com, Do you know there was a unique idea that brings success for them. It was the idea of Jeff_Bezos.
“Imagination is t…

Don’t do agile – Be Agile

16 Sep

I do believe that Scrum is hard to adopt  and  for most companies this is just beyond their comprehension. They are fundamentally misunderstanding agile and trying to do agile rather than be agile.
There are no trainings or certifications  or even processes that can provide you with that unde…

Scrum (Software Development)

13 Sep

In my last post about agile methodology discussed about agile and today came with scrum. So the first question that arises in our mind is what is this and why should I know this? Yes we will take that but before that let me tell you why should you know this. If you are a developer, manager or…

Blog Shifted

13 Sep

Dear Friends,

I got lot of support from you and I am very happy to let you know that Finally I have migrated from WordPress Hosting to own hosted Blog.

Yes, I believe WordPress is the best blogging platform available in market. So I have used wordpress again for my blog.

Here is a link for my New Blog :- http://mukundtechie.com

I request all my followers to visit my site and suggest me, What can be done to make it more interactive and pleasing to see posts.

All your feedback and suggestions are welcomed.

Thanks,

Mukund Chaudhary

New Blog : http://mukundtechie.com

 

Winning Office Politics

13 Sep

The Art & Science of Product Management

What does politics have to do with product management? Actually, a lot! I realize that most people view “office politics” as a negative activity that involves shameless manipulation and occasional back stabbing. I shared similar views of office politics myself. But that changed after I attended a presentation at the Silicon Valley Product Management Association (www.spvpma.org).

When the presenter got on stage, his first question to the audience was: “who amongst you likes office politics?” Hardly anyone raised their hand. He then asked the opposite question: “who amongst you dislikes office politics?” And the whole room was filled with hands in the air.

“Well, I’ve got news for you” said the speaker, “wherever there are two or more people – there’s politics”. He paused for us to absorb the news, and added: “Your only real choice is either to participate in the political process or to become a…

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Top OpenSource Bug Tracker

8 Sep

All software projects need a bug tracker to track the list of bugs,resolved bugs and time taken etc. I have posted top 5 in my best knowledge but have used only 2 of them and I would recommend you to go with bugzilla. It is one of my best open source. Yes of course there are good tools like jeera and all but that is not open source. This post talks about open source tracker only.

1. Bugzilla

Are you looking for a stable, actively maintained, widely adapted bug tracking system? Look no further. Bugzilla is for you.

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This is used by various big open source projects to track their bugs. For example, Linux kernel development team, Apache development team, GNOME development team uses bugzilla. Red Hat also uses bugzilla to track the issues found in Red Hat Distribution system.

Bugzilla is written in Perl, and works on various databases including MySQL and Oracle. To get started with bugzilla you need to install it in your server.

Bugzilla Features:

  • Time tracking
  • Private attachment and commenting
  • Flexible reporting and charting. Including ability to to scheduled reports and receive it via email.
  • Add custom fields and workflows.
  • View full list of features here.

Developed by: Mozilla foundation
Stable Release: 3.6.1
License: Mozilla public license

2. Mantis
Mantis issue tracking system is written in PHP, and works on various databases including MySQL, MS SQL, PostgreSQL.

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Mantis Features:

  • Source code integration
  • Time tracking
  • Issue relationship graph
  • Custom fields and workflow
  • Anonymous access

Stable Release: 1.2.2
License: GNU v2

3. Trac
Trac is written in Python. Apart from issue tracking, it also provides wiki, and integration to subversion. The web interface is very simplistic and easy to use. This also provides project management features including roadmap and milestone tracking.

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Stable Release: 0.12
License: BSD

4. Redmine

Redmine is written in Ruby on Rails. Apart from tracking issues, it provides a full project management features.
Redmine Features:

  • Project management including Gantt chart
  • Project Wiki
  • Time Tracking
  • LDAP Authentication

Stable Release: 1.0.1
License: GNU v2
5. Request Tracker
RT is written in Perl. Apart from the standard issue management, you can use this as a ticket tracking system. RT Features:

  • Time tracking and reporting
  • Integrate with LDAP authentication

Stable Release: 3.8.8
License: GPL v2
Please let me know your feedback’s and share your experience if already used any of them or if you are happy with some other open source bug tracker.

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