Several Questions re RM for Cloud / Continuous Delivery Orchestration
We're exploring OSS tools for a cloud hosted, continuous delivery platform we are instrumenting. We are leaning towards RedMine as the PM/collaboration "backbone" if we can customize some of the functionality in a particular way. Any feedback from RM veterans on our goals and the feasibility of these using RM is MUCH APPRECIATED!
Custom UI / Workflow -
Is it possible to completely "re-skin" the UI and workflow of the application by building our own UI layer and consuming the RM functionality through the REST API? I suspect he answer is "sort of"... any hints/limitations you can highlight are greatly appreciated.
Broadening Requirements Model -
We drive our development process using globally distributed teams. As a result our definition of "development ready requirements" means a fuller compliment of artifacts... Things like: BDD Specs (aka Cumcumber, etc.) + Wire Frames (balsamiq, et.al)+ User Stories + "Other"... Has anyone tried building a plug-in that attempts to capture and manage this broader requirements context in a way that integrates with CI/automated test tooling?
Customer Dashboards -
We want to build a killer client dashboard that reflects the real-time status of all stories "in-process" based on the build-status and test coverage... Functional/Non-Functional/Code analysis/full regression, etc. Is this something we might accomplish with a custom-plugin that interacts with Jenkins/Hudson or is this better tackled using set-up/configuration capabilities of RM?
Gant Charts + Scrum & Kanban Style Reporting -
Has anyone here attempted to extract and produce forward forecast reports for different audiences (exec. management and delivery management)that reflect the style of reporting these personas prefer? We have many clients at the exec. management level require us to manually re-cast Scrum style reporting into traditional Gant Charts since that's what they prefer. We'd like to configure RM to allow us a way to auto-produce these two different types of reports from the same underlying data. Has anyone tried this before? Any thoughts on how easy/difficult this would be to accomplish?
Thanks in advance for your comments!
RE: Several Questions re RM for Cloud / Continuous Delivery Orchestration - Added by Mischa The Evil about 12 years ago
Custom UI / Workflow -
Is it possible to completely "re-skin" the UI and workflow of the application by building our own UI layer [...]
First thing that comes in mind is the basic themes functionality that be used to "re-skin" the UI of Redmine. For some examples see the Redmine theme list.
Alternatively you can indeed build your own alternative UI (views) layer, which can replace (overload/override) the default views layer of the Redmine MVC-stack through a Redmine plugin. This however has a drawback that the custom views possibly needs to be updated upon upstream code-changes, making it hard to maintain and update. Not to speak about the possible interference-issues with other plugins which may be overloading the same views as your plugin does...
[...] and consuming the RM functionality through the REST API?
See Redmine Rest API for the current state of the API provided by Redmine.
RE: Several Questions re RM for Cloud / Continuous Delivery Orchestration - Added by Sri Ramireddy almost 12 years ago
Interested in knowing if there is an integration between redmine and balsamiq