Modeling Products and Projects

I think many PM tools suffer from the problem of conflating multiple domain models, most likely in the attempt to shoehorm them into the same tool The simple PM tools I talked about (and reviewed previously) suffer from the additional problem oversimplifying, and provide inadequate domain elements to really model the process. I've come up … Continue reading Modeling Products and Projects

Guidelines for domain modeling

I think two common mistakes are made in modeling data & processes that can lead to unintended complexity.  The first is conflating two models that should be separate, and the second is oversimplifying models.Conflated model: when what should be two separate models are intermingled, resulting in confusing (forced) associations.  If you have two elements in … Continue reading Guidelines for domain modeling

Thinking about PM tools

I've been thinking about Project Management tools a lot lately. One step I took was to try out a bunch of the new breed of lightweight tools:  Basecamp, GoPlan, ActiveCollab, ProjectPier, Wrike, etc.  I wasn't really satisfied with any of them.  While lightweight tools are a breath of fresh air for those coming process heavy … Continue reading Thinking about PM tools