Last post Mar 03, 2006 07:13 AM by DocHoliday
Mar 02, 2006 10:57 AM|simonduz1|LINK
I previewed a Change Management DB solution yesterday and it got me thinking.
Has anyone ever attempted to use the DNN framework to host a complete IT Change Management solution? If so I would love to hear your experiences, tips, techniques, modules used to build the solution, etc..
It seems like a monumental task combining all of the information needed to host such a repository, then assigning proper permissions for data entry, approvals, etc... Sounded like a neat idea though.
Mar 02, 2006 11:56 AM|maxim_96|LINK
I've thought about it. For my day job we had to develop a custom change management solution so that we could be compliant with sox. We were going to be forced to use Serena's ChangeMan package but we had them in for 3 weeks and they couldn't get their
product to work with our situation (I can't believe that companies actually pay tons of money for this product). Instead we took a week or two and developed a very cool and flexible solution. It wouldn't be that hard to port the solution over to DNN. I
just don't know how much interest there is for this type of module. The great part about the solution was that it was very extensible and easy to add on to. The bad thing was that permissions were dictated to our needs and not the needs of a real change
man solution. I think the DNN permissions could be very effective for this.
Mar 02, 2006 03:56 PM|simonduz1|LINK
I had the same feelings. The company I work for has been working on this DB for 3 years now and the demo was far from complete and was also very basic.
There are multiple business levels, security, hardware, software, contacts, network, and incident. All of them have a some type of change process associated with them, but currently there are separate tools used to manage each piece. I would love to combine
all of this on a small scale for at least one business. At least combine all of the data into a DNN portal for display and reporting purposes.
If you ever port your app to DNN I would love to give it a whirl.
Mar 03, 2006 07:13 AM|DocHoliday|LINK