Setting Up Discussion Groups

Any FogBugz administrator can set up discussion groups, and there's no practical technical limit to the number of discussion groups that you can create. The real limit is social how many discussion groups can you effectively manage If there are too many discussion groups, it will be harder to get a critical mass of people in any one of them. My recommendation is to start with only one or two groups you can always create more later if you find a good reason to do so. To set up a new discussion...

Understanding Fog Bugz Discussion Groups

There are many, many software packages out there that support discussion groups. So why does FogBugz have its own There are two good reasons for this. First, coupling discussion groups to the case-tracking system gives you a really easy way to find customer complaints and ideas and move them into the system where you can act on them. Second, the folks at Fog Creek had some particular ideas about how a discussion group should be run, and they wanted a product to implement those ideas. The result...

Painless Project Management with Fog Bugz

Painless Project Management with FogBugz Copyright 2005 by Mike Gunderloy All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner and the publisher. Printed and bound in the United States of America 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Trademarked names may appear in this book. Rather than use a...

Creating a Chart in Excel

Suppose you'd like some of the same information in a more graphical format. Excel provides a nice tool for graphs with a somewhat easier-to-use interface than Access. Here's how you can create a pie chart showing the number of cases currently assigned to each status. First, fire up Excel. Then select Data > Import External Data > New Database Query. This will install Microsoft Query if necessary (it's not part of the default Excel installation) and then open the Choose Data Source dialog...