qdPM grew out of a need for a flexible project management tool that would support doing business over the web. After evaluating numerous open source solutions and even trying a few for a year or so, we could not find any that had the flexibility we wanted with an easy to use interface. So like true programmers, we decided to build our own.
Our intention is not only to build an open source solution but to build an open framework; one that will support any project management methodology no matter how formal or, indeed, informal. Our aim is to create a product that is so highly flexible in nature that beyond defining standard entities like Project, Tasks and Users we could pretty much leave the rest up to the user to define.
So we built qdPM. And it is great. And then we built qdPM Extended which is even better.
Sergey is the architect of qdPM. Sergey has over 10 years programming experience. He specializes in LAMP technologies. Always looking around for new and better ways to get things done, Sergey trialed a number of php development frameworks before discovering symfony.
When he created his first project using symfony, Sergey found it so fast and so useful that he says he fell love with it and that is why qdPM is built using symfony. You can’t argue with love!
Kym is the Product Manager for qdPM. She sets its overall roadmap. Kym is a Certified Practicing Project Director as well as a Certified Scrum Master. She has consulted to numerous businesses including Fortune 100 companies on project management best practice.
She has worked as a project manager for over 20 years and managed all sizes and types of projects and seen the evolution of numerous project management methodologies.
Her view is that the methodology has to fit the culture of an organization as well as the nature of the projects they undertake in order to be effective which means the tools used need to be as flexible as possible hence qdPM's highly configurable framework.
Olga is our site developer. She has over 5 years programming experience. Her area of specialization is LAMP technologies working with open source solutions such as Drupal. She designs and develops our community sites.