Top Issue Tracking Software

Mantis-Issuetracker

MantisBT makes collaboration with team members & clients easy, fast, and professional

MantisBT is an open source issue tracker that provides a delicate balance between simplicity and power. Users are able to get started in minutes and start managing their projects while collaborating with their teammates and clients effectively. Once you start using it, you will never go back!

FogBugz-Issuetracker

FogBugz Bug Tracking

FogBugz is the world’s easiest bug tracking system, built for teams who are serious about shipping great software.

JIRA-Issuetracker

Plan, track, work –smarter and faster

JIRA is the tracker for teams planning and building great products. Thousands of teams choose JIRA to capture and organize issues, assign work, and follow team activity. At your desk or on the go with the new mobile interface, JIRA helps your team get the job done .

Yodiz-Issuetracker

Yodiz – Easy to Manage Issue Board

Visual, Interactive and powerful Issue Tracker with all the features you would love. Integration with top user feedback services like zendesk , uservoice , freshdesk etc

Bugzilla-Issuetracker

Bugzilla is a “Defect Tracking System” or “Bug-Tracking System”. Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. Most commercial defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous licensing fees. Despite being “free”, Bugzilla has many features its expensive counterparts lack. Consequently, Bugzilla has quickly become a favorite of thousands of organizations across the globe.

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Top Software Development Quotes

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Scrum is like your mother-in-law , it points out all your faults – Anonymous

One test is worth a thousand expert opinions . Bill Nye The Science Guy

As we’ve grown, we need to focus on scale and on large engagements and those are only possible with Agile–there’s no other way. – Anonymous

If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful. – Jeff Bezos

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower – Steve Jobs

It’s Kind of fun to do THE IMPOSSIBLE – Walt Disney

Defacts are not free. Somebody makes them, and gets paid for making them . – W.E.Deming

The best way to get a project done faster is to start sooner . – Jim Highsmith

Even the best planning is not so omniscient as to get it right the first time. – Fred Brooks

Before software can be reusable it first has to be usable. – Ralph Johnson

Inside every large program, there is a small program trying to get out. – C.A.R. Hoare

Everyone has a plan: until they get punched in the face. – Mike Tyson

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. – Proverb

Running a project without a WBS is like going to a strange land without a roadmap. – J. Phillips

If, on your team, everyone’s input is not encouraged, valued, and welcome, why call it a team? – Woody Williams

Project management is like juggling three balls – time, cost and quality. Program management is like a troupe of circus performers standing in a circle, each juggling-three balls and swapping balls from time to time. – G. Reiss

Rewards and motivation are an oil change for project engines. Do it regularly and often. – Woody Williams

Nobody knows how Honda is organized, except that it uses lots of project teams and is quite flexible. – Kenichi Ommae

You can copy structures, methods, rules, etc from another org. You can’t copy their culture though. – Martin Jensen

I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate. – Jeff Bezos

It’s not fail fast, fail often. It’s learn fast learn often. – Anonymous

Solve only the problems you have, not the ones you think you are going to have. – Anonymous

The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic. – Peter Drucker

Traditional Project Management Software vs Agile Project Management Software

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Traditional Project Management

In traditional project management processes are sequential. Once deadlines are set you manage the project by seeing the tasks and comparing when the work was done vs the when it was supposed to be done. So project manager’s job is to make sure that all the activities are meeting their deadlines. Project manager prefer to create Work Break Down Structure (WBS) for the work that need to be delivered, using WBS PM not only divide the work into deliverable but also create activities need to be performed by resources. Other tools PM uses are following.

– Cost-benefit-analysis

– Gantt charts

– Value-benefit-analysis

– Risk Register

etc.

 

Agile Project Management

In Agile Project management, project is divided into small 1-4 week iterations. Team select specific work to be performed during an iteration. PM keeps track of the progress of the iteration in terms of work done during the interaction. In agile requirements are named as stories and each story is given a certain weight called point based on the difficulty, complexity or dependency of the Requirements. PM needs to have tools to figure out how many story points are being completed during the iteration (sprint). For that PM keep track of the velocity of the sprint . Velocity is calculated using average work completed by the team during iterations. Every sprint has a burn-down or burn-up chart which shows how many story points were completed during a specific sprint.

 

Some Famous Project Management Software 

Microsoft Projects

Atlassian

HP Project Portfolio Management

Pivotal Tracker

RallyDev

Yodiz

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What is agile software development methodology ?

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Agile is a software development methodology that instead of sequential waterfall like approach uses iterative and incremental approach to manage projects.

Agile is best suited for the project where requirements are not fully known at the start of the project but evolve as project progresses. As is the case with many, if not, most of the IT projects, requirements changes rather quickly because of customer needs, market demands or some other factors which makes agile ideal methodology to run the projects. Agile handles uncertainty and change by creating and presenting working product to the customer in short and frequent intervals called iterations or sprints.

Contrary to Waterfall where change is not always welcomed, agile welcomes change and provide an adaptive framework to deal with the change. Agile also empowers by letting team members choose their own tasks. Agile comes into different flavor to manage project methodologies such as Scrum, XP, FDD, Dynamic System Development Method (DSDM) and Kanban. Scrum is the most famous and widely used agile methodology.

In agile methodology, Project managers role change from authorities and controlling figure to more of a collaborating figure, where PM does not dictate teams to what to perform and how to perform rather PM acts as a servant leader who keeps track of the project, removes the impediments and is responsible to hold activities and meetings that in return help to keep project progress in check. In agile environment, teams are more empowered. Team members choose their work give estimate to complete the work themselves. PM still manage and keep track of the progress of the project and act as a facilitator to the team.

Famous Agile Project Management Software 

1 – Pivotal Tracker 

2 – Rally Dev

3 – Yodiz

4 – Jira Agile

5 – Version One