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“The gap between the best software engineering practice and the average practice is very wide - perhaps wider than any other engineering discipline. A tool that disseminates best practice would be important” - Fred Brooks

 

 

 

PODS can help close the gap. It makes the best software engineering practice simple and effective. PODS is a component based set of utilities developed around the fundamental software engineering processess used by developers, team leads and managers to plan, control and manage software development.

PODS contains a set of the essential utilities, designed for ease of use, that ‘instrument’ software development activities, automatically gathering and summarising information  - and a full set of management and quality metrics. It is designed to support contemporary software and systems development and support activities - including agile - with their short cycle times, changing requirements and new technologies.

PODS provides exceptional levels of visibility, supports the primary technical and management functions - and significantly reduces reporting cycle times and administrative costs.

PODS features include:

·                       Scheduler – shows planned, actual and predicted progress

·                       Milestones Management – to schedule, perform and publish major project milestones

·                       Technical Review – the key interface between technical activity and management

·                       Dependency Management – assess the performance of suppliers, supply chains, and sub projects

·                       Risk Register – record, assessment and manage risks, then publish priorities and mitigations   

·                       Change Index – controls changes to project requirements and scope

·                       Library – secures, controls and publishes essential documents

·                       Actions & Issues – tracked to closure, visibly and accountably

·                       Test Loggersupports the planning and tracking of tests – from unit to acceptance

·                       Defect Log – ensures no problems are overlooked and shows the proportion of rework

·                       Resources – track resource requests and manages the skills inventory

·                       Progress Reporter – summarises all project activity and presents it to senior managers.

…for all your projects, whatever their methods or technologies. This gives you:

V I S I B I L I T Y
Instant access to unambiguous graphic status indicators backed detailed data to provide a consistent, real time view of all project work. PODS shows stress points and bottlenecks and eliminates unpleasant surprises.

C O N T R O L
PODS makes easy to use technical and management controls the key to quality and focuses attention from activity to delivery and the achievement of business goals.

V A L U E
Good controls enable good decision making. Effective decisions direct attention and resources where it is needed and frees resource where it is not. PODS tunes your development and support activities to your business needs.

K N O W L E D G E
PODS rapidly builds into an invaluable knowledge base of your models, templates, exemplars and lessons learned - essential for the learning organisation.

 

DOWNLOAD FULLY FUNCTIONAL PODS 1.9 FOR LOTUS NOTES  -  HERE!  

(814K zip file containing PODS, manual, and installation notes)

 

For a copy of the PODS brochure click here

To find out more about the PODS platforms and technical specification click here

For further information or to discuss an evaluation email us at: shelley@osel.netkonect.co.uk or call on +44 (0) 1993 700878

 

 

 

 

 


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