April 06, 2005
Intelligent software agents
I could've easily gotten several testimonials from previous clients to get the same statement...
So I'm peeking over the shoulder of a fella I'm working with and we're going over projects outlined on our Basecamp hub. As we traded barbs about how we use (the project management website) and how we _wished_ it would work, this screen came up.
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No. 3 irked me the most and confused a lot of people who used it when we tried to use Basecamp. I was confused how Dashboard and "project view" differed - of course it eventually made sense but sometimes I had to make sure I was in one or the other.
I'll have to think about this as well.
Posted by: Naz | Apr 11, 2005 11:18:44 PM
Off the top of my head (What I'd really like to do is just mock-up a hack - no time today though)
I'm assuming Basecamp works well for really large groups of folks with big lumbering projects. I'm using it with a small team of 5 people for both large and small projects.
How I'd like to see things:
1.) Tiny Projects (Milestones are fine for BIG projects, but not for little things - this could be as easy as a to-do list with due dates)
2.) When I switch projects, the system should retain whatever view I am on (messages, todos, etc)
3.) I get confused between the meta-view (Dashboard) and "project" view... I'd like them to coexist in a more meaningful way.
4.) I'd like the dashboard to show me some feedback on what I need to do (Show priorities based on date: Due soon, Overdue, Done)
I'll have to ponder all this some more.
Posted by: glass | Apr 8, 2005 12:12:38 PM
I have gripes about the workflow on Basecamp. It's a slick product but it's also not really all that intuitive. I was surprised actually. The project we were testing it on may not be the optimal solution (though it was to collectivelt manage a website). I still have this idea to roll out my own extranet. I've made far more simpler ones for clients but would like to make a much more complex yet simple to use one.
I'm curious as well.
Posted by: Naz | Apr 8, 2005 11:46:07 AM
So now I am a bit curious, How would you like it to work? As much as I like Basecamp, I do find it awkward for some things. Perhaps it's just a case of trying to use it in a non-standard way.
Posted by: CM Harrington | Apr 7, 2005 10:01:22 PM
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