Who is ProDataMan?

ProDataMan, Professional Data Management, is an Information Technology Consulting and Knowledge Transfer firm. ​Professional Data Management specializes in Data Driven applications based on SQL Server, .Net and SharePoint. Using the latest techniques and technologies ProDataMan efficiently develops solutions directly addressing customers pain points. But what good is a ground breaking solution if no one knows how to use it? This is why our consultants are not JUST geeks! OK well maybe a few of them, but for the most part our consultants are also Trainers and/or Artists with actual people skills!! How's that for a change of pace. So when the project is complete one of our highly experienced and certified consultant / trainers can present to your entire team Tips, Tricks and Best Practices for making the most of the new solution.

DevOps Transformations

Brain dump on DevOps for Executives, Directors and Team Leads planning to implement DevOps within their organizations. ​Plug into the Matrix and dive into this experience of drinking from the DevOps firehose. When you unplug from the DevOps Matrix you will not know Kung-Fu but you will be up to speed on all things DevOps from Agile Development and Test Driven Development to Continuous Integrations, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment because this workshop touches on everything.

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Solutions

People, Technology, Business Systems As your organization embarks on the road to change in the 21st century, Professional Data Management can help define, design, build, implement, and manage enterprise level business solutions. How do we deliver value to the client? Through understanding the upfront business processes, the long term goals, and delivering a solution that leverages the full power of Microsoft .NET Technologies to bring added value to the organization. From developing N-Tier Applications, to Information Security, to Enterprise Integration, Professional Data Management helps lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and maximize the return on IT investment. We build solutions that are reliable, scalable, and secure using a framework developed from years of experience. The result: on time, on budget, wins to the client.

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Workshops and Courses

On-Site Workshops run for 3 days 8 hours per day, On-Line Workshops run for 4 days 5 hours per day with offline reading and video content. Online workshops follow our unique Choose Your Own Adventure style Presentation Approach allowing attendees to choose platform, tool and programming / scripting languages in which to see demos and do hands-on exercises.

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Currently Reviewing Open Source Agile Tools

Antoine Victor 10/19/2018 3:14:52 AM

Looking for the best open source tools for running agile projects.  The goal of this little experiment is to create a CI / CD pipeline including planning, task management, source control / versioning, triggered build and test and deployment to the cloud.

Today I’m experimenting with Taiga an open source planning and task management tool.  So far the interface is intuitive and it has most of the features and data points that I would expect to capture during planning.

For free you can have 3 team members and 1 private project (unlimited public projects).  There are Epics, Stories and Sub-tasks to track.  There are Sprints, Backlogs and Kanbans to view.  It even has an issue tracker and a wiki.  You can even link your project timeline to a slack channel to share project updates.

So far this tool is looking pretty good for free.  Are there other free tools that I should be looking at?  Looking for integration with Git and Jenkins to automate builds and tests.  The golden feature is Gated Checkins!  If there is a free open source solution that allows association of an assigned sub-task on checkin to version control then triggers a build in Jenkins and creates an issue (bug) in work item tracking if the build or tests fails or deploys to the cloud if successful the contest is over!  If you know of this magical free toolset please leave links in the comments.

I’ll post a video and screenshots shortly with a more detailed review.