Itís not uncommon to have a team of people working on
one project who are in different locations. However
working this way presents a few challenges. How to
stay in touch? Share information? Avoid wasting time
traveling to meetings? Work on documents together? I
found a great answer to all of these questions in an
outstanding web based program called Basecamp.
Basecamp is a project management tool that allows any
team to collaborate and stay up-to-date on Projects.
Hereís how it works. The free program allows all
members to have access to a central project ďhubĒ so
to speak. Here they can post the objectives of the
project, leave messages, assign and track tasks, share
documents and more. I appreciate Basecamp because of
its ease and practicality. Everything about how the
program is set up makes sense. Itís not only intuitive
itís effective. I used this program on a large special
event that I was directing and it became a vital tool
and tremendous help in keeping things on track.
Basecamp is also very cost effective offering the
basic program at no charge for one project. Should you
select to upgrade the small monthly fee is very
affordable starting at just $12.00 per month.
I canít say enough good things about this program.
Even if you think you have all of you projects under
control stop by the Basecamp site and take a tour,
itís worth the visit.