Announcing the Apropos ProjectStephen Chin | May 3, 2010
At the Lean Software and Systems Conference a week ago, Israel Gat, Erik Huddleston, and I did a presentation on Reformulating the Product Delivery Process. At the end of this talk, we unveiled an open-source, JavaFX tool called Apropos that we use for Product Portfolio Planning at Inovis.
Note: The data has been blurred to hide corporate information. The final release will include a test bed of public data, which can be used for display and testing.
What you are seeing in the above screenshot is the Portfolio Kanban View that we use for tracking features through their full lifecycle from proposal through validation. It is backed by the Rally Agile Lifecycle Management tool, which exposes Web Services for accessing all of our planning data. The entire UI was written in JavaFX, and makes heavy use of JFXtras features, such as the XTableView.
The plan for this tool is to do the initial launch of a BSD-licensed open-source version on May 22nd. This will include support for the Rally Community Edition, which is free for up to 10 users. In future releases we plan to support other Agile Lifecycle Management tools, both commercial and open-source, but will need assistance from the community to do this.
If you are interested in helping out with this project, please contact me. I will have limited bandwidth until after the initial launch, but after that would love to scale up this project with interested parties.
Here is the full presentation, which includes additional screenshots of Apropos at the end (slides 15-19):