- Have you ever had to trawl through your emails to trace a conversation trail?
- Do you manage documents over email and find tracking changes a nightmare?
- Do you have emails that slip through the net even when you make a mental note to revisit them?
If any of the above sound familiar then you (and your team) may benefit from using “project management software.”
The thing is that introducing a new tool to a team's work flow requires investment in learning a new platform and altering the way you work with your information.
However, thanks to the team at Phase2 Technology and the wider Drupal community, there is a Drupal distribution that makes the transition far less of an adoption headache.
This system, called “Open Atrium”, brings a simple and intuitive way to manage projects without requiring a depth of training. We use Open Atrium for our project management at Real Life Design and it has helped us work better on our own projects and it allows our clients to take an active role in the development process. Amongst the many features Open Atrium boasts, we have found the most useful benefits are:
- Not losing minor feature requests from clients by always creating a new “case“ on the system
- The system encourages clients to chip in to a thread of conversation on ideas or issues
- Managing changing project specifications as new knowledge is gained when building systems
- Having revisions on a to-do list which can safely be altered by any member of the team
If you would like to learn more about having your own system specifically built to your requirements then please get in touch.
This video provides a good peek at what Open Atrium offers: