The Way I Manage My Projects with brightpod
We have team members working across different time zones and two offices, so our day lasts 24 hours. I meet in the morning with our Project Manager, Allison, and we take stock of where we're at and plan, delegate, and respond as needed.
I wake up early and head out to the office. I look through my to do list in Wunderlist and decide what is most important to do for that day based on my goals. I move those tasks into a "Today" folder, and do my best to be realistic about what I can accomplish in a day. I look through our CRM, Base, and see what sales tasks I have for the day. When our Project Manager gets into the office we open up Brightpod and go over our projects. I finish up the day by touching base with overseas team members about to start their day.
I do my best to focus on my strengths, and the things I can best contribute to Purple Cow and our clients; I use software tools that save time--some of my favorites are Brightpod, Dropbox, Wunderlist, Proposable, and Freshbooks; and I delegate to others who have strengths in areas I don't.
We have 10 projects in Brightpod, and 7 team members. Right now we're only using Brightpod to manage website development projects and internal administrative tasks. In the future I can imagine us developing workflows for our other types of projects in Brightpod as well.
We have tried more tools than I can remember. We used DeskAway longer than any other, also Basecamp, Asana, Teamwork, and more. We made the switch because we didn't find one tool that met all of our needs. We've used Brightpod for internal administrative tasks, which was unexpected.
There was a very short learning curve, the shortest of any project management software we've used. Our team picked up on the software easily, though we haven't used it with clients.
We love the pods, with a drag and drop interface, and great layout.
Do you mean apart from the sadness and tears?
Our whole team has loved working with Brightpod. This wasn't necessarily an invitation for feature requests, though we are hoping, wishing, and are even open to bribing (kidding, kind of) you to develop a mobile app. Work is done everywhere, and we miss having easy access to Brightpod when we only have access to a mobile device. It would also be very helpful for administrators to have the ability to view tasks from the perspective of another user.