Threads project management software has excellent features to manage large backlogs of tasks across multiple projects.
We launched Threads a few months ago and gained enough users for initial feedback.
The general conclusion from the responses we get is that a flat backlog doesn’t work and it has to be better visualised to be useful. Some referred us to different tools like Trello, others pointed to the kanban method.
With Quality Comes Quantity
Read practically any book about productivity, whether for your personal or professional lives, and the focus will be on getting more done in less time. That’s an admirable goal, to be sure, but what have you actually produced?
In my work on the oDesk site I have had the chance to use a few of the main online collaboration tools – including Asana, Basecamp and Threads. Though they achieve similar outcomes, the user experience is slightly different for each package…
As one of the more active contractors on the oDesk site I have worked on many writing projects in many different countries, with different teams and using different online collaboration tools.
That puts me in a decent position to relate some of my experiences of using these tools, at what is quite a unique time for business; the way we work is fundamentally changing and the solutions to enable this to happen are changing quicker than ever. Continue reading
Organisations are keen to share in the increased productivity that online collaboration tools provide; but, how to identify the software that achieves it from an ever-growing stack?
Online collaboration is far from new; communicating with each other and sharing information to get things done is, to a large extent, what we have been doing online ever since the Internet allowed one user to contact another user sitting in a different room/office/town/country/continent!Most of us have been using email for at least ten years and I bet a few readers have dabbled with Skype in the last decade!
Recently, though, we have seen web-based collaboration start to mature, as bandwidth and infrastructure limitations are removed, workforces become more distributed, knowledge work becomes more high profile and the overall awareness of the potential of web collaboration increases. Continue reading
Project task management can involve pulling many threads together to complete a job.
Online collaboration tools help a distributed workforce tackle different project tasks more efficiently.
Most people are familiar with the concept of online “threads.”
They are used to group email, forum and blog post discussions, as well as to classify conversations on social networking groups like LinkedIn and Twitter.The same concept can be applied to managing projects where collaboration between team members is required – simplifying and bringing order to often complex processes.
We take a look at how online collaboration tools can help you bring together all the “threads” involved in effective task and project management. Continue reading
A very interesting article attracted my attention a while back – written by someone calling himself Gabe. He was trying to replace his OmniFocus project task management tool with other task management software that supported GTD concepts and had a good native iPhone app.
Web collaboration tools encompass a wide range of functions that help to make work processes more efficient. Two free ones currently on the market are Threads and Redmine and here we look at the relative strengths of each.
Any competitive advantage is key for a small business just starting out or struggling against a sea of similar businesses. Online collaboration may be just the strategy you need to achieve it…
TJ Keitt, a senior analyst at Forrester Research, says:
Cloud-based collaboration tools give enterprises valuable advantages, but vendors must step up now to answer some key questions on security and integration.
Those questions are: Continue reading
Online collaboration software used to mean email, instant messaging and video conferencing. Nowadays there is a whole suite of project task management tools and even entire platforms to choose from……
In short, collaboration software allows multiple users and distributed teams to work together on projects from any location and from different devices.
The majority of modern collaboration solutions are web-based and work directly in the browser without needing any additional standalone applications. Continue reading