Forum OpenACS Q&A: What about Workflow package?
I was considering to use Workflow package to develop a system for the managing of a recently popular extreme programming technique.
I've already given a look to this package some time ago, but didn't go too deep... I had the feeling that its use could not be straightforward.
Is there anyone out there currently using for some application? Seems it has been a while since it was touched...
workflow is used a lot with bug-tracker to build finite state machine processes (no parallel workflows). If your process is similar to the linear form use by bug-tracker, you might be able to use it. I've had some success adapting the two packages to work together with some flexibility.
Install the two packages with their dependencies and check out the edit workflow feature.
If you have a more advanced workflow, check out acs-workflow in contrib.
I won't keep secrets, what I was thinking about was something to manage this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrum_(software_development)
No plans right now, but I was thinking it could be a neat product, as stuff around right now is closed source...
By what you say, probably I would need something different, right?
I would definitely recommend acs-workflow. It's a great package which we've used extensively in Quest. I also know that Project Open use the Postgres version a lot too. http://www.project-open.org/en/package_acs_workflow
See this thread for some background http://www.openacs.org/forums/message-view?message_id=329333
feel free to ask any questions!