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The first violin of project management tools

Conducting project management communication is easier than ever with Orchestra 1.0

Jane Elizabeth
Orchestra
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Organizing a team for project development can be an entire chorus of horrors. Make music with Orchestra 1.0, a Robotic Process Automation system that organizes your experts and machine processes with the ease of a veteran conductor.

Project management is a delicate ballet of workers, experts, and the tools they use to navigate all the stresses that come with successfully getting a project to deployment. Now, there’s an even easier way to manage this cacophony: Orchestra 1.0!

Orchestra 1.0 is a robotic process automation system for managing project teams of developers and automatic processes. Orchestra brings the machines into the workflow process so developers don’t waste too much time on the minutia of it all.

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This Orchestra is music to any developer’s ears

Nothing makes any developer happier than finding out a tool automates repetitive tasks. Orchestra takes these mind numbing tasks off their to-do list, using team-based knowledge to better pinpoint what needs to be done. This way, teams can work faster and spend more time on the things that really matter.

Currently, Orchestra is the only open source option for developers looking to try out robotic process automation. RPA automates repetitive, rules-based processes. This improves accuracy, consistency, reporting, and compliance, all while minimizing the amount of time spent on coordinating projects and lowering your overall costs.

Orchestra 1.0 is chock full of new features to help support teams do the creative, analytical work. Like every Orchestra, there are a lot of background cellists and bassists that support the first violin. In this case, it’s powerful new tools include things like StaffBot, SanityBot, nested self-pruning checklists, time tracking, and more!

StaffBot helps make sure your workforce is good to go, automatically finding workings for a task based on custom logic. It also reaches to the qualified worker and offers them a task via Slack or email. SanityBot covers the nitty-gritty details of project management, checking the status of various project tasks and sending reminders if conditions aren’t being met. While it can’t solve problems, it does highlight them, making sure nothing gets lost in the cracks.

The nested, self-pruning checklist is a structured approach to the review process. The dynamic checklists help experts move through and efficiently complete a project. The time tracking essentially helps manage the time cards and show how long it takes a developer to go through a task.

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Get your ticket to the hottest Orchestra in town!

Orchestra 1.0 is freely available via GitHub or their website. However, it does require Python 3 and Django v 1.8 to run. They also recommend setting up a virtual environment to make that process easier.  Find more information here.

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Jane Elizabeth
Jane Elizabeth is an assistant editor for JAXenter.com.

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