Guest Post – Dallas Givecamp

by agilezen on February 22, 2012

Shawn Weisfeld, Lead Organizer of the Dallas GiveCamp, explains how AgileZen helps with organizing this amazing event. You can learn more at DallasGiveCamp.org.

Dallas GiveCamp

Have you ever tried to manage over 100 developers across 13 development teams each working on a different project? Oh did I mention that these teams have never worked together, oh and they all only have 48 hours to complete their projects. Well this is an annual occurrence at the Dallas GiveCamp. Each year volunteers across the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex volunteer their weekend as part of the National Day of GiveCamp to build websites for local charities. As you can imagine coordinating all of this is a massive undertaking. This year however many of the teams have had a bit of help, from AgileZen. Using AgileZen the project managers were able to quickly divide work up across each member of the team. Then at a glance they can see what tasks were falling behind schedule and quickly get those tasks moving again. Additionally it allowed the charity representatives to see how the project was progressing. Most of all it reduced the risk of tasks slipping through the cracks, with a 48 hour development window, there is no time for mistakes. All the folks at the Dallas GiveCamp would like to extend a big thank you to the Team at AgileZen for donating their services for our event and we look forward to working with them in the future.

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