Generating Useful, Meaningful (and Beautiful) Project Data from Perforce

BeautifulPerforce.zip

60 Minute Lecture

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Perforce is great for managing assets and storing detailed information about your project - if you can just get to it. This session will show producers how to mine this data to answer simple questions, such as who worked on what projects and when. A deeper analysis of this data can yield interesting and even surprising results. The analysis can show the effectiveness of core policy changes, such as crunch time or how a project is utilizing resources. More importantly, this information is predictive, allowing accurate evidence-based scheduling that could drastically improve the accuracy of project planning.

The download contains the Powerpoint deck I used at the lecture and the scripts you'll need to implement this anywhere Perforce is used.