Launched Redmine at $WORK

I took a new job in June, still in a datacenter for the French government. We needed a tool to manage our projects, there was nothing more than some spreadsheets with major goals and pending actions. Definitely not enough.

What we did ?

So I introduced Redmine there. I was using it in my previous position for daily tickets, with just one project and a few specific plugins (mainly an embryo of CMDB with the datacenter plugin and the draft plugin for writing looong tickets).

For this new redmine, I decided to use multiple private projects (one for each application we’re hosting, and some others for our own infrastructure projects), and to map real users to redmine users. But it was just a start point since my boss and I soon realized standard redmine without plugin was no enough for us. Luckily, Redmine is a very flexible tool. We decided to keep the application private until we addressed some major wishes we add :

The disclosure & the future

We presented the application to our team yesterday. They’ll start using it next week, I’m pretty curious to see what criticisms and great ideas will emerge.

I have some ideas for plugins which will be too specific to be open-sourced. I don’t think anybody cares how I’ll pull our Cyrus/Postfix clusters status into a dashboard inside our redmine. But here are some more “mainstream” plugins I may work on in the next months :

A lot of work to come! I also have many things I want to do on redmine core in the next year. But for the moment, I need some rest.