TIMEGRAPHItems in the enterprise have dependencies and relationships of different types. They also have temporal relations to each other.
Examples are projects, technical roadmaps, departments, roles, applications, rollouts etc etc etc.
Each person that tackles this problem tackles this in a different manner. They use Visio and/or Excel to create their artifacts and then print this out.
Thus, the information is kept and stored in the desktop of that specific person, and is lost to the overall big picture. How would you correlate information across domains, across people, departments etc.? This requires lots of meetings, cross-references.
Tools that do this are very complicated, cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, requires years of training or costly consultants. Once implemented, they are difficult to maintain without costing a huge bundle.
Take CONTROL. Use TIMEGRAPH
FAQQ. How do we make this available for viewing consistently throughout the enterprise? Q. How do we make this uniform and make the creation of this information easy, consistent and available in an enterprise repository? Q. How do we make the source information versioned? Q. How we make this information? A. To all of the above, use "TIMEGRAPH". Store your information in a CMS like Sharepoint or Confluence and use timegraph to generate the website for you for communicating the information. This way, your information is versioned in a repository of your choice, and the website communicates your info across the intranet or the internet. Deploy "timegraph" in a java appserver of your choice. How do we depict this is a common and consistent manner? This is usually done using Visio or Excel or other tools and requires a lot of manual effort. Also to make them available over the intranet/internet requires a lot of effort.
This project allows you to author CSV files using Excel or OpenOffice and generates the website that shows the graphical and timeline views of your items.
Please see the blog and wiki for more details.
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