project planning tool

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Edge, Feb 24, 2015.

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  1. Edge

    Edge Member

    Currently we use basecamp and a google docs spreadsheet to plan and mange a project - we draw up a set of tasks with start date and finish date and put on google spreadsheet. usually something like:
    Design briefing 24/02/2015 - 5/03/2015
    Mockups 7/03/2015 - 15/03/2015
    Feedback 16/03/2015 - 23/03/15
    Development 25/03/2015 - 25/04/2015
    Testing 26/04/2015 - 5/04/2015


    What usually happens is the dates change either due to us or the client taking longer over something - getting feedback can be like drawing blood sometimes...

    I'm not really happy with the tools so anybody have anything better they use for the project plan which has the following features?
    • Can you show start date and finish date for task
    • Can show who is responsible
    • Can you show progress
    • can allow amendments and show history
    • can allow collaboration
    • is available online
    • is easy to set up and amend

  2. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

    You missed off the ... " from a house brick" bit. :)

    OpenProject Does everything that M$ project does, ... ...
    ... Without the painful extraction from your wallet.
  3. Robert-B

    Robert-B Member

    I use a white board. I have tried basecamp, whilst it is good it does have its flaws, and is rather expensive.
  4. Phreaddee

    Phreaddee Super Moderator Staff Member

    do they still have the classic basecamp? that was actually good. then they went crazy and made the new fancy one without the time tracking :( I gave up after that.

    Try out streamtime, it's pretty comprehensive.
  5. Edge

    Edge Member

    That looks pretty good - do you use it?
  6. Edge

    Edge Member

    That seems like quite a nice alternative to Basecamp ...
  7. Phreaddee

    Phreaddee Super Moderator Staff Member

    Have used it. when I was at the design agency I used to work at we used it for all our projects. and time tracking, and job scheduling for the whole studio. it spits out some pretty good reports too.

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