qdPM Extended is not only Open Source, it’s Open Framework
qdPM is suited for any industry. Apart from defining entities such as Projects, Tickets, Tasks, and Discussions, the rest is basically up to you to configure.
Does not matter if you are web developers, a digital agency, event managers, film makers, recruiters, architects, builders, interior designers, you name it, as long as you are managing a project you can manage it using qdPM Extended.
qdPM can be configured to support any project management methodology. Whether you are using a traditional methodology such as Waterfall development methodology or an iterative approach such as Agile, qdPM Extended can support you.
In fact, if you are just making it up as you go along or if every project is different, it’s no problem. qdPM Extended supports the concurrent use of multiple methodologies. Creative wants to be Agile and you want to be Waterfall? No problem. Marketing is managing Events and you are managing a Store Fit out? Not an issue.
And if worse comes to worse, being an open source project management solution, if it does not do what you need it to do, you can change it so that it does. Or you get us to do it.
EVERYTHING IS A TASK
Unlike other Project Management solutions, qdPM does not create separate registries to manage risks, issues, changes, backlogs and tasks. Everything is a Task.
Utilizing the Task definition tools, Task labeling allows for management not only of standard methodology tasks but also other “tasks” such as product backlogs and reviews as well as change and issue registers. In addition to simple task labeling, the ability to group tasks into Phases, construct Parent/Child tasks and assign a task to a Version (release) allows for a level of multi-dimensional task management that is unsurpassed.
UNLESS IT IS A TICKET
Tickets are one of the key differentiators between qdPM Extended Open Source Project Management and other solutions.
If the core project management tools are viewed as a walled garden then Tickets can be seen as a way of communicating over the wall.
While traditionally used as a way for customers to report defects or request changes, Tickets are also a way to manage a pipeline of ideas to feed into a product backlog or in fact BE the product backlog. One Ticket can linked to an umlimited number of Tasks and vice versa creating a network of activity to enhance information flow.
Collaboration is about talking and listening. qdPM allows for this via Comments. Projects, Tickets and Tasks can all have comments added. In addition, they can all have related Discussions that sit outside the comment structure.
Collaboration is about sharing information. Projects, Tickets, Tasks, Comments and Discussion can all have Attachments . In addition all Projects can have a Wiki.
No need to additional CMS/Intranets.
qdPM Extended is a global product and has been translated into many languages. Current told is 27 including Russian. You can collaborate in your own language!