Tag archive for ‘project management’

Basecamp Next Navigation Features For Power Users

by Michael Kwan - on Mar 1st 2012 - No Comments
Blue metal compass on the old world map

As we get that much closer to the launch of Basecamp Next, the developers at 37signals are starting to provide us with more and more information about what we can expect from the next-generation project management suite. We already know about the increased caching and the introduction of individual pages for each person, but what about...

What To Expect With Basecamp Next

by Michael Kwan - on Feb 29th 2012 - 2 Comments
What To Expect With Basecamp Next

The original Basecamp launched way back in 2004 and it has since grown to become one of the most popular online collaboration tools in the world. It’s consistently ranked as one of the best ways for teams to share documents and manage their projects. That said, it’s been nearly a decade, so surely the platform is due for...

Gantto: Using Gantt Charts To Avoid Crunch Times

by Luke McKinney - on Feb 21st 2012 - No Comments
Gantto: Using Gantt Charts To Avoid Crunch Times

Technology is all about amplifying human abilities. When it goes well, a single person can travel at hundreds of miles an hour, lift hundreds of tons, and talk to entire nations. When it goes wrong, the slightest oversight can snowball into an avalanche of stress. Anyone who’s ever completed a project knows that there’s no time like...

5 Great PERT Charts And Diagrams For The Productive Project Manager

by Luke McKinney - on Sep 18th 2011 - 1 Comment
PERT chart

PERT isn’t just an acronym, it’s a military code-word with over fifty years of effective service behind it. That’s not figurative speech: the Project (or Program) Evaluation and Review Technique was developed by the team behind the Polaris submarine, to help them build the Polaris submarine. This was a nuclear weapons...

Free Gantt Chart Templates

by Luke McKinney - on Jun 8th 2011 - 3 Comments
Image of a colorful gantt chart print-out

Gantt charts are incredible, and that’s not a word you get to apply to charts often. Or ever, if you haven’t experienced that jaw-dropping moment when you save your entire project before even starting it. Hundreds of managers have sat down to start a Gantt chart, thinking it’ll just be something shiny to show off in...

Manage Your Time With Gantt Charts

by Luke McKinney - on May 27th 2011 - 1 Comment
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Gantt charts are a seriously smart way to organize everything: not just your work projects, but everything from home redecoration to Christmas dinner. Invented around 1910 by Henry Gantt, their first major deployment was in the World War — so they know a bit about getting things done in stressful situations. They became so ridiculously...

Collaborate Online With Central Desktop

by Michael Kwan - on Aug 5th 2010 - No Comments
Satellite Orbiting Earth

Product/Service Name Central Desktop Brief Description Central Desktop is a web-based collaboration platform that businesses can use to manage teams, projects, and documents from anywhere at any time. Central Desktop includes a full suite of online collaboration tools including wikis, online documents, task management, shared calendars,...

Manage Your Projects With 5pm

by Thursday Bram - on Feb 16th 2010 - No Comments
Satellite Orbiting Earth

Product/Service Name 5pm Brief Description 5pm offers a flexible approach to project management, by creating a central online location for everything from task management to time tracking. While there are a variety of project management web applications available, 5pm offers custom plans so that you can find a perfect fit for your organization’s...

10 Best Project Management Tools

by Thursday Bram - on Aug 12th 2009 - 44 Comments
Logo of Basecamp, one of the best project management tools

These days, you won’t always have immediate access to everyone who works on a given project. Maybe some aspects are being handled by freelancers or contractors. Maybe members of your team work remotely. Maybe you just aren’t in the office today. No matter how your team is distributed, you need to be able to assign tasks, share...