I am gearing up to start a project where development will be taking place in-house and with a third party at the same time.
I am trying to find a solution which will allow both us and the third party to view and process any bugs which have been reported, whilst helping me to track their progress in an efficient way.
We won't have time to set up a new server, gain permission from my company to allow outside access, and the set up the database. We have a sharepoint "database" which has been used with some success in-house, but that cannot be pointed to the outside world.
The only solutions I can see is exporting our DB and sending it to the outside developers, or signing up for a bug reporting system which is hosted online. The former of those two is never fun for a test lead on a big project.
Does anyone have experience of this, and are there any reasonable, cost effective solutions out there?