Project management tools might change your company
Historically, project management has been a must in big corporations with millions of dollars behind them. This is no coincidence: project management was and still is) a discipline with its own specialized vocabulary, roles, and sub-culture. The figure of the Project Manager was essential in this: a person who was aware of the “big picture” and was able to check that everything happened on time.
When Microsoft project came out, it was the beginning of a revolution: it was cheap (compared to the “common” solutions), and it was aimed at “normal” people. It didn’t quite manage to penetrate the market because it ended up displeasing both sides of the spectrum: on one hand, “real” project managers saw it as a toy; on the other hand, people who were trying to just manage their projects got lost in the specialized lingo and the complexity that Microsoft Project inherited from the world it came from.
The real revolution started with Base camp: it was project management, but it was project management for human beings. There was absolutely none of the specialized lingo that belonged to the “classic” project management world. It wasn’t about deliverables, resource tracking and allocation, etc. It was about having things to do, and talking about them. This was inherited from the software world: a piece of software can be seen like a project, which has several things to do (tickets) which …Read More