We spent some time deciding where to go when it came to managing our projects. We’ve in the past used a few different apps but with little success; usually because they are so overloaded with that many bells and whistles we got a little overwhelmed and with us being a small team; we just don’t have the time to spend learning how to use the app. I’m not going to go into any details about the other apps out there, we found one that works for us so I’ll speak about that.
Basecamp, this for us was a perfect option. for these reasons;
- Its online (cloud server) so we could access from anywhere.
- iPhone/Android app.
- Simple to use.
- Easy to use navigation and intuitive layout.
You can upload all types of documents, images video files and PDF’s, if you need to label them there’s the option to. Whole conversations can revolve around one uploaded image/file.
To do lists are effective, we set them up from the set so we stay in control and know which stage we are at.
Some of our clients love the iPhone/android app…it great for those that spend a lot of time on the road, they can keep on top of everything with ease. Its possible for the client to take a picture on their phone and directly upload to the project, in the Basecamp Tour you can see how useful this is.
We set up all our clients on Basecamp as soon as they sign up, we set a set of questions to get the project rolling and everything works seamlessly from there. No client has made a complaint or got irritable – we’ve only had a good feedback – this is impressive because a lot of our clients aren’t IT savvy.
Take a look for yourself at Basecamp Project Mangement