Intervals as a compliance tool

| May 7th, 2006 | , ,

It turns out that if you have strong compliance requirements, marrying Intervals with Subversion is a powerful combination.

We have a client that must track not only every change that is made on their site, but also when those changes are pushed live. Considering that we work on the site, one of their internal developers, and an SEO company, this can be quite the challenge. Fortunately for us we already use source code control (subversion) so we know what changed on the site and when, but not necessarily when that change went live. You add Intervals to the mix and you have a record of:

– when the change was requested
– an exact history of the task (who worked on it when and what they did)
– the hours spent doing the work
– a record of when the changes were promoted live

We didn’t plan on compliance when we first developed Intervals, but it works out great.

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2 Responses to “Intervals as a compliance tool”

  1. Nate Aune says:

    Does this mean that Intervals has integration with Subversion? I’ve like to have the svn commit msgs appear in the timeline, and be able to reference a changeset (i.e. r52312) in tickets, tasks, forums that when clicked on will take me to the svn repository (we use Trac) to show me the changeset. Is this a feature that you offer? I didn’t see it mentioned anywhere in your marketing materials, but this blog post would seem to indicate that you have some integration between Intervals and Subversion.

  2. Michael says:

    Thanks for the comment. Currently Intervals does not integrate with subversion. We use the task numbers in Intervals for commit messages in subversion. This connection between what actually changed at the code level and what the work request was (aka the task) solved the compliance requirement.

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