- Sigmah project and its users
- Sigmah is open source software for integrated project management within humanitarian NGOs. Available in 3 langues (English, French, Spanish) version 1.0 released last June is currently in adoption by 8 NGOs like Médecins du Monde or Handicap International.
- On forums of the project, users in Haiti, France, Pakistan or Afghanistan report new needs of features every week because project is still young, and the roadmap of the project keeps growing.
- From data collection to information analysis for more lessons-learning
- So far, version 1.0 is good for information collection and sharing. Users are happy but frustrated to not be able yet to analyze all this information collected. And with stronger capacity of analysis of all information collected, humanitarian workers will be able to more easily learn lessons out of their experiences and improve that wat the quality of their work.
As many open-source project, the good way to start your way in the project is to use the following resources more or less in the given order :
- Take a look at the Sigmah User Guide to have a better idea of what the software is about, and at the demo to know how it looks like.
- Go through the draft Contributor Guide on the forge wiki of the project to better understand how the project id technically set up, and how you can concretely work on it.
- Install your own development environment and download your copy of the source code by following this procedure (on the Contributor Guide as well).
- If ready to dive, send an "hello world!" on sigmah-dev mailing list to start collaborating with other developers !
Sigmah is already in adoption by real users, and new organisations are showing up to start to adopt it.
The key of the sustainability of the Sigmah project is the many partnerships on which the project it is built (see the Donors & economic model page of the Sigmah website for more information).