Thoughts on task tracking
- Nolan Darilek
- 2014-08-22 @ 15:21
Spent about half an hour last night looking into task tracking. There
are a million options, and the things I'm familiar with are more
software project-oriented (I.e. http://redmine.org.)
When we go professional, or even after we've got a name and a bit of an
IT budget, I have my eyes on http://odoo.com for just about everything
we'll possibly need on the backend. Starts with a simple website/blog
builder and can add on everything from task-tracking to payment
processing. It's also been recommended by other tech co-ops as something
they set up for non-tech co-ops. But that's going to require an IT
budget ($10-$20/month) and a domain name to host it on (figure another
$10). Really we should spring for an SSL certificate too, which is $10
if we only want to cover atticmonkeys.com/www.atticmonkeys.com or $70 or
so if we want everything under atticmonkeys.com.
So I suggest one of:
1. Just use a spreadsheet for tasks--Complete, Description, Assigned to,
Comments. We put a * in the complete column when done.
2. I can probably launch Odoo on lareunioncoop.org with no impact to us.
I don't know if there are legal issues with a non-profit company
spending less than $10/month to host something that we'll definitely
migrate onto our own infrastructure once we have a budget. I doubt
anyone will notice, but wanted to float it in case I'm missing
something. We're using so little of our current server that I doubt we'd
even notice the extra app.