Agile Blog - Riter

In this post, we describe how to integrate Gitlab webhooks with Riter API and deploy the service on the Google Cloud Platform using Cloud Functions — a serverless compute solution for creating event-driven applications. Cloud Functions let you reduce the infrastructure costs and provide a relatively convenient way to build and deploy services. The whole code is available on Github.
As a startup-oriented team, we understand how difficult it may be to build a product from scratch. Many startups fail when they try to scale up too early, and their enthusiasm fades away, facing bureaucracy of advanced methodologies and tools designed for large projects and teams. Sometimes, on the contrary, it happens when teams neglect long-term planning and realistic assessment of their capabilities. Also, many excellent ideas remain unfulfilled because of the lack of understanding and collaboration between teammates.
Hi everybody,

This is the second release of our monthly project management digest focused primarily on materials and resources for project managers. However, we’re looking to keep it interesting for everybody working in the IT field.

Tired of wasting time and money managing your projects and teams? If your answer is ’No’, you are probably not aware of how much time your team spends inefficiently during each week. Lots of surveys (zeroturnaround, infoworld, activestate, readwrite, sweetcode) show that developers only spend about 25 — 40% of their workday coding. It’s not a secret, however, if you’re not a developer, it could be pretty surprising.
Have you ever gone on a small trip with a couple of friends? For example, on a weekend trip. You probably don’t want to take a bunch of things with you and try to choose only the most necessary ones. And all of your friends will think the same way in fact. However, when you meet, the size of your luggage may be significantly different. There is always someone with dozens of bags, packages, bundles, and other “really important” dead weight. Because when it comes to practice, it may be difficult to stop yourself, do not take something “just in case”. Even if you most likely won’t need it.
Hi there,

Having a hard time managing teams, projects, or the whole company lately? You’re not alone. We are beginning this series of articles to spread the best practices and experience gathered from many software development teams.

This is a pilot release of our monthly digest focused primarily on materials and resources for project management needs. However, we’re going to avoid repetitive problems and tips, looking for truly relevant and unique content. We seek to collect the latest materials on Agile, time management, productivity, teamwork, risk assessment, collaboration, and many related topics, that will be useful for a wide range of people. Regardless of whether you are a project or product manager, a team lead, a scrum master, a product owner, or somebody else working in the IT field, this digest will always have something suitable for you.

Hi, guys! As promised in the previous post, we’ve finished the first version of the dashboard, which is now available for all team members, and implemented a wide range of permissions settings accessible from the admin panel for the company administrator and managers. Thus, this version was fully focused on keeping the whole team abreast of all updates in the projects and providing them control over what is happening next door if necessary. Some other changes have mainly affected bug fixing and layout improvements.
Hi, guys! While you were resting and celebrating Christmas and New Year holidays, our team was working hard on the next release of our project management and team collaboration tool. Meet Riter v0.19 — the first of many releases in 2019. Company managers have got new project settings, developers — updated API functionality. The overall interface of story pages has been improved to facilitate visibility of updates in the tasks. Documentation has been expanded with a new FAQ section with “How-to” videos.
Hi, guys! In the Riter release v0.18 we continued working on the notification system, enhancing it in all its aspects. We have significantly revised the principles of time tracking and maintaining attendance records in your teams. We have also extended capabilities of profile settings and Riter API’s functionality in accordance with new features. Some other changes have affected the company management panel, statistics pages, and bug fixes. Read the post to know more about the latest Riter version.
Hi guys! We are extremely grateful to all those who participated in our recent survey on project management tools (if you haven’t done it yet, feel free to do it now — all opinions should be considered!), and now we’d like to share the results we’ve got. We are sure that they will be interesting for many of you, and maybe you will even be able to use them in your practice like we are going to do ourselves.