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Re: How can functional people "really" participate in OCA?

Stefano Consolaro
- 06/02/2020 08:55:50
Hi Kitti,
thanks for giving an UP to this argument, this fundamental argument.
I'm an ibrid developer, not electical/gasoline but functional/coder :-), so I know how much important is to invest on functional/features analysis before start to code (it is know the progression that change/fix a feature on analysis/develop/testing/production costs 1/10/100/1000).
It's around three years that I "play" with Odoo-OCB and the first problem I figure out is the lack of documentation, both as process/functional description and often on module/code.

Last year the italian community had a "refactoring" focusing on problems that we have to fix to do a better collaboration and work on OCA (mainly on Italy), so we set up a new site ( with indication on how contribute ( and a lot of resources to collaborate ( and we have highlighted that it needs an effort on the functional analysis to have better results on develop.
Unfortunally everyday problems that afflict who works on Odoo-OCB have customer time pressure and probably the fact that today who works (develop/supply) with Odoo-OCA is mainly a developer focused on code, leads to neglect the functional aspects.

Recently a good exercise was the introduction of the electronic invoice that forced many actors to collaborate to create an unique "product", but we have many other steps (or typings) to do to for reach the habit to invest some time for share functional analysis before begin a new module.

Maxime well point out how an enthusiast can begin to work,  though are tools of the dark side, sorry the backend side, of the job. 
I suggest to choose a topic and a "development team" and begin to collaborate proposing your observations and giving your contribute to the documentation.

And keep spreading the functional verb ;-)

Stefano Consolaro


Da: "Kitti Upariphutthiphong"
A: "Contributors"
Data: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 19:46:48 -0000
Oggetto: How can functional people "really" participate in OCA?

Dear community,
I have a pretty hard question :)
We always say that functional people  is vital to ERP system, for sure in the project. But are functional people have places in OCA?
Are there forum or any place where functional can fully contribute their business knowledge without friction of tech, github and programmer languages?
Any pure functional people in OCA can help answer this? :)

Note: This question is passed here by my functional peer who want to participate in OCA. But I also don't have that good suggestion too.