The best project management software ever invented – trello

I know, the definition of “the best” is biased. I’ve come across many… and till today I must say the project management software that impresses me most is trello. I like the way the don’t do aggressive marketing but let the word of mouth spread by itself. Most importantly, its free to use.

I have always dreamed of a using nodejs to built an idiot proof software like this but they beat me to it. I think you guys should start charging with some premium services but keep the basic functionality free.

Well done fog creek software.

Project Manager Is Important

I was involved in a big project and our team couldn’t deliver the product in time. We went through a 3 hr debrief and everyone agreed that our biggest problem is the lack of a centralised person, ie a project manager to bring all resources together. We thought that was simple but often overlooked. In big projects, the project manager should do nothing except doing coordination work.

1. Get scope from client.

2. Understand resource needed.
a) Skills
b) Technology Needed (Hardware and Software)
c) People (who to be involved)
d) Scale (timeline)

3. Appoint Project Manager

4. Assemble Project Team – Individual Accountability

5. Regular Meetings, Discipline

Constantly review the scope and note of any changing requirements. Any change of requirements should reflect on the date of delivery.