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Project Management Requirements Introduction

Project Management Information System


Unfortunately there does not seem to be sufficient support for this proposed development so it is unlikely to go forward at present

Proposed Development Introduction

Tiki already has an existing simple Task system that provides a code base for Task management and assignment. It is proposed that this is used as a foundation to be built upon to provide a richer Projects Feature.

Project Management however, as opposed to the current simple 'To Do List' style of Task management, requires some additional sets of functionality and the following are suggested:

  • To be able to establish multiple Projects, each with an assigned Project Manager, and which can be arranged in a hierarchy so that 'Programmes' with multiple Projects can be defined and maintained
  • Each Project should have a defined set of Tasks associated with it - and the Tasks importantly need to have a defined sequence/dependence as well being tagged if they are part of a particular Activity within a Project.
  • The tagging will then allow some basic 'work breakdown structure' reporting to be carried out and the sequencing, with more development for later versions, will allow the more complex areas of critical path analysis and indeed graphical Pert & Gantt charts to be considered.
  • Each Task should also have Resources associated with them - so that initially, basic 'manual' Resource Management/load levelling could be carried out by understanding which Tasks have Resources that are overcommitted. Much more development would be needed to allow automatic load levelling so this could only be considered in a much later version.
  • 'Real' Project Management however is more than just Planning and Resource Management, which require the features discussed above; it also involves the management of a wide range of documents, budgets, meetings, actions, risks, issues etc., etc. This wider need tends to have a style and 'flavour' that is dependent on both the Project and indeed the Project Manager, and this is where a Tiki based Project Management approach will have the unique capability of being able to integrate other standard Tiki features e.g. Trackers, Wiki pages/Structures, Calendars, Spreadsheets etc. Within Tiki this mix of features can be utilised in a very flexible customised way, to great effect, in order to meet the specific needs of an individual project.


The proposed approach for a new Tiki Projects development therefore is:

  • to map out a basic 1.0 Projects feature set specification, additional to the existing Tasks features, with an associated design for an expanded db data structure to underpin the development of the additional set of 'core' Project Management Planning and Resource Management features for 1.0
  • to implement this 1.0 specification level with its associated new data structure and to also
  • identify and promote ways of integrating Trackers, Calendars etc., in useful ways


The following set of pages documents the more detailed requirements to implement this proposed development.

Table of contents:


Keywords

The following is a list of keywords that should serve as hubs for navigation within the Tiki development and should correspond to documentation keywords.

Each feature in Tiki has a wiki page which regroups all the bugs, requests for enhancements, etc. It is somewhat a form of wiki-based project management. You can also express your interest in a feature by adding it to your profile. You can also try out the Dynamic filter.

Accessibility (WAI & 508)
Accounting
Administration
Ajax
Articles & Submissions
Backlinks
Banner
Batch
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing
Blog
Bookmark
Browser Compatibility
Calendar
Category
Chat
Comment
Communication Center
Consistency
Contacts Address book
Contact us
Content template
Contribution
Cookie
Copyright
Credits
Custom Home (and Group Home Page)
Database MySQL - MyISAM
Database MySQL - InnoDB
Date and Time
Debugger Console
Diagram
Directory (of hyperlinks)
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Docs
DogFood
Draw -superseded by Diagram
Dynamic Content
Preferences
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
FAQ
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Forum
Friendship Network (Community)
Gantt
Group
Groupmail
Help
History
Hotword
HTML Page
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Import-Export
Install
Integrator
Interoperability
Inter-User Messages
InterTiki
jQuery
Kaltura video management
Karma
Live Support
Logs (system & action)
Lost edit protection
Mail-in
Map
Menu
Meta Tag
Missing features
Visual Mapping
Mobile
Mods
Modules
MultiTiki
MyTiki
Newsletter
Notepad
OS independence (Non-Linux, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Organic Groups (Self-managed Teams)
Packages
Payment
PDF
Performance Speed / Load / Compression / Cache
Permission
Poll
Profiles
Quiz
Rating
Realname
Report
Revision Approval
Scheduler
Score
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Search
Security
Semantic links
Share
Shopping Cart
Shoutbox
Site Identity
Slideshow
Smarty Template
Social Networking
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Spellcheck
Spreadsheet
Staging and Approval
Stats
Survey
Syntax Highlighter (Codemirror)
Tablesorter
Tags
Task
Tell a Friend
Terms and Conditions
Theme
TikiTests
Timesheet
Token Access
Toolbar (Quicktags)
Tours
Trackers
TRIM
User Administration
User Files
User Menu
Watch
Webmail and Groupmail
WebServices
Wiki History, page rename, etc
Wiki plugins extends basic syntax
Wiki syntax text area, parser, etc
Wiki structure (book and table of content)
Workspace and perspectives
WYSIWTSN
WYSIWYCA
WYSIWYG
XMLRPC
XMPP




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