ProjectAssist Administration Notes

In the continuing saga of attempting to get ProjectAssist working, I spent the last week trying to get my “development stack” configured.

I would have to say that at the moment, I am not yet impressed.

The idea behind using Project Assist was:

“ProjectAssist dramatically reduces the time and complexity to create new team and project definitions”

Unfortunately, I have now spent more time debugging the Project Assist installation process than I would have spend just installing the supported projects manually.

Here is what I ran into:

  • You can not use your own Apache/tomcat installation, you must install a new instance.
  • If you want to, you can integrate an existing bugzilla, continuum or xplanner installation.
  • If you do use an existing app such as bugzilla, you can not use the existing mysql database for new applications, you mist install a new database instance.
  • If you do not want to use one of the components, you must install them anyway. (I don’t want bugzilla as I already use a different defect tracking system)

So, you pretty much are forced into letting ProjectAssist do it their way, unless you want multiple copies of apache and mysql to be installed.

Personally, I find that troubling, as I do not want

  • Double the resources to be used on my server
  • Double the maintenance issues (when upgrading software down the road)

About andy dingfelder

Andy is a CISO/CTO in the fintech sector with over 20 years of experience in Software Delivery and Team Leadership in multiple industry domains. Master's Degree (MPA) in Public Administration Information Systems and over 10 years of board governance experience for multiple organisations. Full bio is available at: and links available at or follow him on Twitter at Andy lives in the Wellington region, New Zealand with his wife and two daughters.
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