RFE/RL: Implementation of Quickbase custom made application

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RFE/RL: Implementation of Quickbase custom made application

  1. 1. <ul><li>General overview </li></ul><ul><li>Jarda Lhot ák </li></ul><ul><li>Oct 08 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is Quickbase <ul><li>“ QuickBase provides one platform from which workgroups can easily create unlimited applications to automate business processes and improve communication and collaboration online. QuickBase applications solve critical business problems and help improve productivity and efficiency … ” http://quickbase.intuit.com/about-us/ </li></ul><ul><li>Web application, SSL, Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Customizable and configurable </li></ul><ul><li>Rich API (.NET included) </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented in RFE/RL in March 2007 </li></ul>
  3. 3. How we use it? <ul><li>Release management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Releases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incoming Requests </li></ul></ul><ul><li>API </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incoming Requests ( http://quickbase.rferl.org ) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Requests :: Workflow
  5. 5. Entities in Quickbase
  6. 6. Entities :: Project <ul><li>Project </li></ul><ul><li>Represents real project, such as “Pangea”, “GDB” or “Nagano backup site” </li></ul><ul><li>Owner, Project manager, Service, Dates </li></ul><ul><li>Status </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Started – Analysis – Devel – Completed – Cancelled etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Priority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical – Important – Normal – Low – Ongoing – On Hold – Future </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is released in one or more RELEASES </li></ul>
  7. 7. Entities :: Release <ul><li>Release </li></ul><ul><li>Group a set of activities (tasks) for one upgrade of project </li></ul><ul><li>Owner, Project manager, Service, Dates </li></ul><ul><li>Status </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Started – Analysis – Devel – Completed – Cancelled etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Priority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical – Important – Normal – Low – Ongoing – On Hold - Future </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contains more TASKS </li></ul>
  8. 8. Entities :: Task <ul><li>Task </li></ul><ul><li>Individual activity with defined scope and specification </li></ul><ul><li>Status </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Started – Analysis – In Development – Ready for testing on Devel – Ready for testing on QA – Completed in Prod -- Failed etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Priority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical – Important – Normal – Low </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Attachments, Spec URL, Link, Notification </li></ul><ul><li>Must contain at least one ASSIGNMENT – “ Project manager” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Entities :: Assignment <ul><li>Assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Resource allocation to a task </li></ul><ul><li>Role </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operations, User Experience, QA, Development, Project Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Status </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In Queue, Working On, Work Done – Under Review , Completed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Date Completed, Notification </li></ul>
  10. 10. Entities :: Request <ul><li>Request </li></ul><ul><li>User’s submitted request or bug, entered through quickbase.rferl.org </li></ul><ul><li>Service, Site, Link </li></ul><ul><li>Type </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bug, Enhancement/New Feature, Other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Priority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical, Important, Normal, Low </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Status, Owner, Notification </li></ul>
  11. 11. Entities :: Bug <ul><li>Bug </li></ul><ul><li>Issue identified by QA person </li></ul><ul><li>Priority, Environment, Link, Site, Screenshot </li></ul><ul><li>Status </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reported, Working On, Completed on Devel, Fixed and Closed, Postponed, Not a Bug </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reported By, Working On </li></ul>
  12. 12. Repository to Project files <ul><li>Upload to Quickbase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Versioning, uses space on Quickbase </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DEVEL – WIKI repository </li></ul><ul><ul><li>evel.rferl.orgDevelopmentPangea ≈ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://wiki.rferl.org/Development/Pangea/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each Task has own its folder (Name - #TaskNumber) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design (Mockups) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sandbox </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharepoint Intranet Server - future </li></ul>
  13. 13. Experience <ul><li>Dashboard https:// www.quickbase.com/db/bcc78rz7u </li></ul><ul><li>Custom reports (Shared / Private) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scope of upcoming releases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unfinished tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sending an email </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation – Search / Recent </li></ul><ul><li>Export to a spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>Notifications </li></ul>
  14. 14. Demo
  15. 15. Quickbase Resources <ul><li>RSS channel (assignments): </li></ul><ul><li>https://www.quickbase.com/db/bcc78rz7x?a=rss&qid=6&username=YOURNAME&password=YOURPASSWORD </li></ul><ul><li>https://www.quickbase.com/help/default.html#rss.html </li></ul><ul><li>HTTP API Reference </li></ul><ul><li>https://www.quickbase.com/up/6mztyxu8/g/rc7/en/va/QuickBaseAPI.htm </li></ul>
  16. 16. Any Questions?

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