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EPF Project Management Automation with PoP Project

On April 14th, Diwant Vaidya, CEO and Founder, Paradigm PoP, will deliver a webcast to the EPF community on how to use PoP Project to automate projects.

What is EPF? It stands for Eclipse Process Framework. This is an open source project that was commissioned under the Eclipse organization ( Its original goals included coming up with a tool to author processes, and an example process authored using the tool.

New Feature - Moving Subtasks across Tasks

And we announce another new feature - the ability to move subtasks across tasks!

New Feature - Promoting and Demoting Tasks

Moving a task makes easy project planning easier

Today we announce a feature addition to PoP Project - now you can promote and demote tasks!

Collaboration in Cairo

Hail to Democracy!

What happened in Egypt this week is simply amazing. In a 30 second announcement Omar Suleiman declared that Hoshni Mobarak's tyranny of 30 years had ended! It took a non violent movement of 18 days to herald the victory of people's will upon the machinations of the strong arm government, and pave the path for democracy. Gandhi must be smiling. How did they do it? How did the millions who gathered around the country and raised the call for freedom from Tahrir Square organize themselves?

It’s time for Project Management and Collaboration the PoP way!

We have been in business for about three years. It’s been as if you are on a plane waiting on the runway to take off. Looking outside and anticipating when you will experience that thrust of aircraft adrenalin which keeps you pinned to your back rest for the seconds while the jets roar to pull the machine off ground and in the air. Then it happens. For PoP Project we are in that exact moment.

So far we have had many beta customers use the tool, but have been waiting to start the take off in terms of sign ups, accolades, and acceptance. Now we see it happening.

Gantt Template

Many projects use Gantt charts. The chart covers information about project tasks like their titles, start and end dates, and durations. A Gantt chart also shows task lengths and relationships in a visually obvious way.

Write a Will

The one interesting fact that stood out from my reading of NOLO’s website ( was that a living will bears no relation to the conventional will or living trust used to leave property at death. It opened my mind to two facts:

  1. I must make a living will (&/or advance directive) for end-of-life planning, and
  2. I must also make a conventional will (&/or living trust) for post death wish declaration

Wills and Advance Directives for End of Life

I hope we are in the same boat today. I am planning for my end of life, and I am being proactive. I am hoping that you are doing it proactively too. But hey, if not, I mean if you are doing it as a reaction to a situation that has recently arisen for you and you must get ready to go, I believe life is infinite. As an experience, it has always been there with you since you were conscious before your birth, and it will always be there with you because you (and me, and everybody else) will die before you know it.

End-of-Life Planning: The Four Stages of Grief

You can start End-of-Life Planning proactively, or reactively. Sometime the choice is unfortunately not yours.

You can do it proactively if like me, if no doctor has told you that you will die in X months. Not yet at least. I still would like to remain ready for that eventuality (well, if an accident killed me then if it happened after step 7 “Live - Enjoy Your Bucket List!” of my previous blog, “End of Life List of Seven”, I’d be dead laughing...)

End of Life List of Seven

Now that I have (almost) collated the initial information for End of Life Planning, here is the next step – to make my own list and act on it.