Request for recommendations for a Project Management/CMS system

David Garcia garciada at
Wed May 6 11:13:51 MDT 2009

We are using this one our office.  Very easy to learn and maintain.

William Attwood wrote:
> Did you check @task?
> On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 11:10 AM, Jonathan Duncan <
> jonathan at> wrote:
>> (Please forgive the cross post.)
>> I have a client who is looking for an already made product(s) that will
>> meet his needs or is at least customizable enough to be made to meet his
>> needs.  Failing this search I am prepared to recommend he have a product
>> built specifically for him.  However, before I recommend the latter option I
>> promised I will see if anyone has any recommendations of pre-existing
>> products.
>> The requirements are below.  They very high level and the language is
>> non-technical (read Marketing/Sales-ese).  If you have any suggestions or
>> recommendations, I appreciate your feedback.
>> ------------------------------------
>> Part I - Team / Project Flow-Chart
>> ----------------------------------
>> Criterion:
>> A. Ideally our interactive team flow-chart, should be CUSTOMIZABLE, and
>> highly ADAPTABLE.
>> B. Our overall platform or scenario, should allow for LAYERS of DATA.
>> 1. Revealing our full 'TEAM' and each 'bio./ individual specialized 'I.D.';
>> as well as dynamic interactive flow-charts showing various TEAM
>> RELATIONSHIPS. . . (also as required, highly SECURE OPTIONS for  walled-off
>> compartmentalizations of all critical data, which is available on a
>> strictly, 'need to know' basis to protect proprietary 'inventions',
>> 'trade-secrets', potential 'patents' or 'provisional patents', potentially
>> still in the early R.&D. stages of development, etc.).
>> 2. It should have the expandable capacity and 'user-friendliness' to act as
>> DESIGN of all kinds as they develop and evolve into actual, 'Comp's', which
>> can then be electronically submitted for review, editing sessions, and final
>> approval, etc.).
>> 3. All, TIMELINES, DATES, DEADLINES, etc. for all team member PROJECT(S)
>> 4. Act as a, DYNAMIC (real-time) EDITING FORUM for all our far flung
>> international team members who may be contributing to our various project
>> particulars and new developments, according to their specialization and
>> phased inputs, each in turn.
>> 5. Should be highly ADAPTABLE and EXPANDABLE, allowing us to immediately
>> adapt and upgrade, incorporating any superior new tecnological developments
>> such as, 'SilverLight' etc., without getting bogged down, or slowed down in
>> any way.
>> 6. Etc.
>> Possible 'off-the-shelf' recommedations??? (Microsoft's "PROJECT" software
>> tool).
>> Other better solutions???
>> ------------------------------------
>> ------------------------------
>> Criterion:
>> A. Our 'ideal' Photo-Archive, should be HIGHLY SECURE. (Password protected
>> and tamper-proof, to prevent any of our valuable images from potentially
>> drifting away, or becoming 'clip-art'. We must ensure in all apporpriate
>> ways that our entire image-bank can never be copied in whole or part, for
>> any unauthorized uses. Obviously we should then build our own proprietary,
>> non-public archive).
>> B. UPGRADEABLE and HIGHLY ADAPTABLE over time (as new tools, information
>> architecture, improvements, etc., become available.).
>> C. Globally ACCESSABLE. (24 / 7) accessability by our authorized team
>> members for 'image - inputs' building our master archive, or 'image - review
>> and selection', for specific ongoing, Design / P.R. project(s).
>> D. HIGHLY EXPANDABLE in every way! (Allowing ongoing archiving of:)
>> 1. 'Still-Photography';
>> 2. 'High-Definition Film Selects'; Video of all kinds, etc.
>> 3. 'Power-Point Presentations' (for all such tentative work-in-progress, or
>> fully finished presentations ready to be entered into our permanent
>> archive);
>> 4. 'Steaming Video'; 'Flash-Streaming'; or 'Streaming-Flash';
>> 'SilverLight', clips / selects, etc.
>> 5. 'Etc.'
>> E. VERY 'USER - FRIENDLY' IMAGE DATA-BASE: (ability to adjust any and all
>> images for proper, 'raw-files', adjust 'resolution' at will, etc.).
>> F. Our, 'Master Photo - Archive' should also serve as a valuable, 'MIRRORED
>> G. 'Etc.'
>> Possible 'off-the-shelf' solutions??? ("Joomla"; or "Bridge", etc.???)
>> NOTE:* Or "other", even better solutions like, *** "HUDDLE" ! ***, etc.
>> ------------------------------------
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David Garcia
VP of Creative Services
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