TeamShare release foresees business use
- By Jack Vaughan
[FEBRUARY 19, 2001] -- The distinctions between defect tracking, project management,
configuration management and business process management tools may
continue to blur. Collaborative software maker TeamShare has just
released TeamTrack 5.5, which the company sees as a defect-tracking
solution that can expand beyond the developer team to meet the needs
of business managers.
"We've taken an extensible approach," said Bruce Huebner, TeamShare
CEO. This in turn enables easier communication, which promotes stronger
enterprise-wide team communication and accountability, he said.
Mark Marino, technology consultant at automated payroll giant ADP in
Roseland, N.J., has implemented a TeamShare system that handles
numerous product releases 'in-flight' for more than 1,500 users. To
this point, his goal is a better roll-up of defect data for
development management. The system replaced a home-brewed effort using
Lotus Notes and other tools to do software defect tracking and metrics.
Marino describes the product as "Web-based, not just Web-enabled. It
really is a thin client," he added. "It can do most everything through
TeamShare has given ADP a better means of tracking dual maintenance.
"The tricky part about it is coordinating activities [so as] not to
step on people's toes if you have Version 2 in testing and [Version]
2.1 in the pipeline. It has come in really nice you can do
maintenance," Marino said.
Jack Vaughan is former Editor-at-Large at Application Development Trends magazine.