Say goodbye to Scrum and take a look at  the new open development method

As part of an open development method, code quality is king. You should be asking key questions every time you write code:

  1. Is this code legible?
  2. Is this code testable?
  3. Is this code modular?
  4. Is this code economical?

Every question asked benefits not only you, but your team. When you write code in a such a way that another developer half a world away can sit down and start working on it immediately, without needing to ask any questions, you’re helping improve your team’s efficiency. Likewise, when you ensure your code is testable, you drastically cut down on the number of roadblocks your team may encounter. With modularity, you present code to your team that is both easily maintained and potentially recyclable for another project. And finally, economical code can save everyone—from your team and future contributors, to clients and end-users—both time and money.

Source: Scrum is dead: breaking down the new open development method ::

Beyond code quality, other tents of the open development method include documentation, testing, discussions, transparency, asynchronicity, and democracy. This short article helps remind us that there isn’t a one size fits all model of development out there and we need to be mindful of the context that we work in.

Collabtive – Open Source Collaboration


Collabtive is web-based project management software.
The project was started in November 2007. It is open source software and provides an alternative to proprietary tools like Basecamp. Collabtive is written in PHP and JavaScript.

Collabtive – Open Source Collaboration

Plugins include a mobile app, Gantt charts, project templates.

Apache Allura Offers Open Source Solution for Hosting Software Projects

Allura is an open source implementation of a software “forge”, a web site that manages source code repositories, bug reports, discussions, wiki pages, blogs and more for any number of individual projects.

via Apache Allura (incubating) / Wiki / Allura Wiki.

Written in Python, supports Git for source code control.

5 Top Project Management Tools from

Top 5 open source project management tools in 2014 |

This is a good list of PM tools. Seems to be something in here to fit just about any need.

Colabolo – Product

Colabolo is a software service that helps coordinate the execution of tasks by your team. Use it with your team to delegate, track and communicate on issues and get them done, without using email, spreadsheets or meetings. With Colabolo, the current assignee and status of all issues become transparent and everyone is always in sync. It is simple to use and boosts your team’s productivity.

via Colabolo – Product.

Picked this up on TechCrunch. This team task manager in built on AIR and uses push to keep the clients in sync, eliminating email. In beta right now the client and service are free. It is expected to cost $9.99/user/month.