Objective

To implement a Web-based Project Management Tools for a sign board installation company to manage projects collaboratively with clients.

 

Installation

  • Download qdPM from Sourceforge
  • Unzip to web servers directory
  • Create a new MySQL database
  • open the link http://{qdPM_Server}
  • specify database connection
    • Database host
    • Database name
    • Database username
    • Database password

Customization

  • Configuration > General Configuration – add Logo and correct Timezone
  • Configuration > Email Options – configure SMTP to enable outbound email
  • User > Add User – add at least one extra user with Admin Group for managing Project/Task/Tickets
  • Configuration > Projects > Extra Fields – remove or add Extra Fields where applicable
  • Configuration > Tasks > Types  – setup Board and Signs
  • Configuration > Tasks > Labels  – setup job types e.g. New Installation, Relocation, Removal
  • Configuration > Tasks > Tasks Listing – customise the tasks fields to display in task listing

Results

1. Project page

FOS qdPM demo | - Google Chrome_064

2. Task page

FOS qdPM demo | Task | New Installation: GLEN WAVERLEY, VIC, 3150 - Google Chrome_063

3. Dashboard page

FOS qdPM demo | Dashboard - Google Chrome_062

 

Alternatives

  1. Todoyu – better looking but coding required to add custom fields