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2:34 pm on Jan 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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What do you use when developing the structure of the a site(i.e. flow charts, etc..).
Also, is there a s/w that will manage all the tasks and due dates?
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All the stuff i have seen is quite pricy. Microsoft project is a common one. I ended up having my developer create me one. Macromedia use to have one but it was very expensive.
3:35 pm on Jan 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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white board and dry erase markers :)
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Do you have the name of MM's project manager?
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Check out the following link for a list of Project Management Software

[infogoal.com...]

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SiteSpring but they discontinued it.
[macromedia.com...]
6:48 am on Jan 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>>white board and dry erase markers<<

For site structure, Post-its are really handy too.

8:24 am on Jan 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Smartdraw is free and pretty good for diagrams. For managing tasks and due dates Outlook does the job, but is not great.

>Post-its
apparantley oval shaped ones are much better for creativity - though I cant find any :(

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>>apparantley oval shaped ones are much better for creativity - though I cant find any<<

They only work with pages designed for Netscape.... ;)

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Although I've never used it (yet), FastTrack Schedule [aecsoft.com] looks real promising. It's cross platform and imports/exports to/from MS Project.

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If you are looking for a simple calendar reminder, I am using Remind-me 3.l and love it. It's free to try, $20 to buy.

It sends email with attachments or inserted text, reminds on a yearly or monthly or ____ basis.

Plus, it sits on your task bar and tells you what day it is --great for older guys like me.... :)

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In addition to sticky notes, we use the back of the cheap business cards I bought too many of in my first year, on a moment of weakness. (Our next set of cards was MUCH better, full bleeds off the edges, textured surface, etc.) Man, there's nothing worse than 500 useless cards... sticky notes are great, too. And we've used markers and a white board before, too.
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We use a simple outliner called Inspiration (http://www.inspiration.com/productinfo/index.cfm) for site mapping, but otherwise it's the whiteboard method of project management for me.

I spent time back in the mid 80's working in several software companies that used various PM software products, and I developed a dislike of all of them -- it took more time to update the stupid charts than to do the work most of the time, but managers wanted the updated charts/graphs/lists every week. Bleah. Takes a max of 10 seconds to erase/write so the whiteboard shows the current task and overall status, takes longer than that just to get the stupid printing settings correct in the SW so your charts or whatever print out in a way you can tape them together (LOL).

Spend your money on good markers and spend your time talking with the client or your team daily, and you'll be much better off (IMHO).

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I thinks managing tasks and due dates is different s/w to PM. A good with OL is you can easily customise the task form for your specific needs, (Just open in design view) adding controls and vbscript etc.

btw - smartdraw is NOT free, just a free trial -
sorry bout that.

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Hi fashezee,

what are you having problems with that you think software would help with?

It is the quantity of pages that you have to manage? The user flow and interaction between them?

I don't know if you are thinking of project mgmnt tools or software application development methodologies.

If it's proj mgmnt, to keep track of tasks, etc., you don't have time to waste of software and learning it, much less using it. You got to get paid for your time.

Use a word processor, cut, copy & paste tasks to the top or bottom of the list, reuse documents from past projects to act as templates for the next project.

1:42 pm on Jan 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It's just to organize all the programming involved on certain site of mine.

But I guess Flow charts and a gantt chart weill do.

 

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