I’ve just got into using Asana to manage my projects, thanks to a tip from Simon Booth-Lucking at Claremont Communications.
It’s a great web-based task manager. What I really like about it is that it work on two levels – you can build a very simple task list very quickly, or you can do some much more sophisticated project management if that’s what you require.
It’s also great value. You can have as many projects as you like, shared with up to 15 people, all for free. Only if you go above the 15 person limit do you need to start paying.
Here’s a video introducing Asana. If you want to see some more demos of what it is capable of, then the YouTube channel is the place to go.
Apologies for the light blogging this week, I’ve been doing a lot of travelling about.
Still, I came across Trello yesterday, a cool and lightweight planning tool. It allows you to create lists of actions, which can be filled in with all sorts of information, and dragged and dropped into different orders.
Here’s a video explaining it further:
Well worth a play for simple collaboration and project management.
A localgovcamp event for project and programme managers is taking place at Cheltenham Borough Council on April 27th, organised by Jon Hyde.
You can find out all you need to know on the event Ning site, or on the Community of Practice (various levels of registration required).
Michael Krigsman’s blog, IT Project Failures, is well worth subscribing to.
He recently shared a really interesting slidedeck on how projects can go wrong, and how it can be avoided: