The first drafts
The first drafts of the ISIOS platform were developed at the turn of the century at the initiative of its co-founder, Serge Diotte. Serge had worked for 12 years, managing projects for clients and completing a Masters in Project Management, and was exasperated by the different tools he had to use to accomplish his tasks... He had come to the conclusion that he spent too much time producing status reports and dashboards from data consolidated using various tools, time that would have been better spent managing his assignments and projects!
In 2003, he proposed a major challenge to his son François, a recent graduate in Information Technology: put together a team to develop a WEB portal which would integrate the main tools he needed to manage his projects. François had one year to produce a prototype which would contain the features described in the functional architecture Serge had produced. The challenge was met with flying colours!