Team communication software
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:36 PM
This is not about me looking for a bunch of suggestions as much as just an interest in seeing what else is out there.
Here is my list:
2) MSN messenger around 5 years back (very easy to send files by dragging and dropping onto chat screen)
3) Drop Box for file management
All 3 also offer android support which makes it easy to keep in touch when your not near your computer.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:12 PM
Tortoise SVN, Trillian, Mantis
And on another we used
Dropbox, oDesk, Google Docs
Making games fun and getting them done.
Please do not PM me. My email address is easy to find, but note that I do not give private advice.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:14 AM
IM, file transfer, persistent chat rooms (so you can join a room and see what has been discussed), video conf.
Doesn't cover bug tracking and document store, but there are plenty of good options there.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:58 AM
MSN as Instant Messenger / Mumble as voice chat
And the most important thing: these tools might be great, nothing beats real-life, face to face communication and a wall with post-its ;)
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:38 PM
Well here is what I use.
1) Team Speak for team voice meetings
2) Skype for one on one IM on the days we don't have team meetings.
3) Email for communication that needs to be documented
4) Trello/Cohuman/Wunderkit for PM/task management depending on the project style.
5) SVM for versioning/document/asset storage
6) Dropbox for backup of above files
7) Group Forums for a general hangout.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:51 AM
Jira + Greenhopper is a great tool for agile planning, and bug/issue tracking.
MediaWiki is a good free tool for a general purpose scratch pad, I use it to store url links, and non-source documentation (high level overviews, checklists for adding new subprojects / adding files / checking out and building source).
Microsoft SharePoint is a great multipurpose tool if you can afford the license + SQL Server + the time to administer it. Only really useful to larger organizations.
Edited by turch, 11 June 2012 - 10:01 AM.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:01 AM
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:34 AM
The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:38 AM
(1) IRC for mostly-immediate-mode conversations and format meetings
(2) email for non-time-sensitive and formal conversations
(3) mumble, skype, and google for voice/video chats
(4) VCS for code and assets (officially we use bzr, except for certain teams who work with git upstreams)
(5) google docs for sharing documents (google docs needs a lot of work to become scalable)
(6) various third-party software for planning (kanban boards, etc)
(7) various wikis for, I dunno, stuff that no one can ever find and rarely gets updated but is quick to write so you can say "I put it on the wiki"
Pretty much all that technology is client-agnostic (except mumble and skype) and it's all freely available.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:06 AM
2). For real-time team chatting/video, G+ hangouts.
3). For non real-time, email.
4). For source sharing, BitBucket git repo.
5). For filesharing, dropbox.
6). For encrypting files for sharing, Truecrypt (Always assume that Dropbox is like leaving a file on an open share!!)
7). For wiki and docs, BitBucket provides wikis with a repo.
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:34 PM
It's the system that is so important, not the software IMHO. We make changes every month.
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