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"Crowdfunding lasts 30 days, but your backers are forever.

BackerKit is the best pledge management software for project creators to handle post-crowdfunding challenges.

We make handling your backers’ information easy and automatic, so you can focus on making and delivering your project on time."
kickstarter  supportservices  projectmanagement  software  backerkit  crowdfunding  via:maxfenton 
june 2013 by robertogreco
The Guild
"In the beginning it was a welder, a wood buringin stove and fifteen hundred bucks.

FRANKLY, WE COULDN'T EVEN AFFORD A PROPER COMPUTER OR SAW. We picked up the phone and called everyone we knew and told them we could make stuff.

Some stuff turned into more stuff. More stuff turned into our first employee. Our first employee got a graphic novel book deal and left us which led us to our second employee. Don't worry Sarah, we still love you a ton and own all your books!

From there we have grown bit by painstaking bit. We work through the nights and ask the people who love us to understand that it won't always be like this. There are days we don't get to go home for days. We take comfort in a cup of strong coffee with a splash of pride in a job well done.

Our generous and creative clients give us opportunities to prove ourselves. They continue to believe in our good thoughts and hard work, and we continue to think well and work hard for them.

Today the Guild is a broad collection of artists, designers, architects, project managers, developers, carpenters and painters. We come together to lend our talents to making dynamic environments and unique experiences.

There are changes we would make if we had to do it again. The learning curve is sharp at times and the growing pains hurt like hell. In spite of proverbial skinned knees, we absolutely love what we do and are glad that it shows. "
design  theguild  losangeles  brooklyn  miami  making  environmentaldesign  projectmanagement  architecture  art  construction  portland  oregon 
june 2013 by robertogreco
Welcome to MAP-it | MAP-it
"MAP-it is a tool for participatory cartography and conversation. It's a low-tech mapping tool that allows you to debrief past projects, manage current ones and plan future activities. It´s a hands-on tool, an open and extendible set of icons that allows participants to make their thoughts explicit in a visual way, in the form of a map. The visual character of mapping allows participants from different backgrounds to discuss projects on equal grounds. Moreover, the mapping´s structure encourages to not only share positive experiences, but also leads to critique and debate. Communication is opened up and details come to surface using the various MAP-it elements."
mapping  projectmanagement  documentation  cartography  maps  communication  conversation  discussion  visualization 
april 2013 by robertogreco
Asana · Task Management for Teams
"Asana is the shared task list for your team. The place to plan, organize & stay in sync."
business  collaboration  management  productivity  projectmanagement  asana  onlinetoolkit 
april 2013 by robertogreco
angry, productive birds (tecznotes)
"For a few years now, we’ve been diligently recording our time spent on various projects at Stamen. Earlier this year, I wrote a small Protovis-based browser app that makes this time visible so we can act on it. It looks like this:"
motivation  visualization  michalmigurski  2011  timetrackers  timetracking  stamen  projectmanagement  productvity  progress  angrybirds  from delicious
july 2012 by robertogreco
All Hands Meetings « High Tech Coaching [I'm wondering what this implies for classroom situations like ours.]
"Getting everyone in one room together is a tradition that starts when a company is small, and often it continues in the same format well past the point that it's an efficient use of everyone's time. For a tiny startup, you can go around the room and have everyone talk about what they're up to, and coordinate who's doing what. It has a kind of charming informality, and since there aren't too many people there, it's not going to take too long. As a company gets bigger, that format starts to break down, usually at around 10-15 people."
management  meetings  organization  growth  projectmanagement  administration  tcsnmy  leadership  lcproject  classsize  groups  via:migurski 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Narrating the work (II) - Preoccupations
David Smith presents a collection of Jon Udell and Dave Winer quotes from throughout the past decade illustrating the power of the web when used for "narrating the work." A similar collection from 2007 is here:
storytelling  understanding  publishing  thinking  criticalthinking  projectmanagement  learning  web  davidsmith  davewiner  jonudell  narration  news  writing  tcsnmy  readwriteweb 
august 2009 by robertogreco
Meeting Ticker
"Be sure to include overhead costs like facilities and benefits. If this works in Internet Explorer, it is purely by accident."
humor  meetings  money  productivity  management  administration  gtd  calculator  projectmanagement 
july 2009 by robertogreco
OfficeZilla: The next project management winner? | Webware - CNET
"Online collaboration is one of the best uses of the Web, and project management is where it can really shine. I thought it would be worth taking a look at a product called OfficeZilla to see how well it stacks up against Basecamp and Teamwork, two established leaders in the online project management space. The results may surprise you.
officezilla  projectmanagement  collaboration  tcsnmy  free  basecamp 
march 2009 by robertogreco
russell davies: slow strategy
"whenever you hear mention of speed, it's worth remembering the eternal Project Triangle...if you're going to be quick then you're also going to either bad or expensive...going fast will tend to reduce the amount of collaboration you do...Fast strategy might yield a big idea, but a slow strategy, a socialised strategy is maybe more likely to yield a rich one....I guess the real answer, as always, is the shoddy compromise; make sure that you can think and do both quickly and slowly. And then work out which suits you and your circumstances more. Because doing strategy happily is probably more important than doing it quickly or slowly."
projectmanagement  slow  russelldavies  strategy  gtd  quality  thinking  planning  speed 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Overcoming Bias: Planning Fallacy
"planning fallacy is that people think they can plan...fairly reliable way to fix planning fallacy...Just ask how long similar projects have taken in the past, without considering any of the special properties of this project...ask an experienced outsider how long similar projects have taken.You'll get back an answer that sounds hideously long, and clearly reflects no understanding of the special reasons why this particular task will take less time. This answer is true. Deal with it."
estimation  time  planning  scheduling  projectmanagement  management  psychology  learning  gtd  fallacy  estimates  via:preoccupations 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Tasktop Technologies
"Tasktop Technologies is striving to reduce the information overload faced daily by computer users through the introduction of task-focused tools and interfaces. With a task-focused approach, less really does become more."
productivity  software  gtd  management  projectmanagement  organization  lifehacks 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Wikinomics » Blog Archive » Wiki collaboration leads to happiness
"They say a picture is worth a thousand words and I think this one sums up the power of wiki collaboration better than any 1,000 word essay ever could."
visualization  wiki  wikis  collaboration  projectmanagement  email  comparison  productivity  process 
april 2008 by robertogreco
RescueTime: Web-based Time Management Software
"web-based time-management tool that allows you to easily understand how you spend your time. One of the coolest things about RescueTime is that there is NO DATA ENTRY. You install a doohicky on your computer and we magically track all of your time usage.
attention  projectmanagement  productivity  habits  gtd  procrastination  management  time  software  web2.0  lifehacks  statistics  applications  mac  osx  windows  webapps  monitoring  tracking 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Technology Review: Blogs: Ed Boyden's blog: How to Think: Managing brain resources in an age of complexity.
"Synthesize new ideas constantly. Never read passively. Learn how to learn (rapidly). Work backward from goal. Always have long-term plan. Make contingency maps. Collaborate. Make mistakes quickly. Document everything obsessively. Keep it simple"
thinking  habits  gtd  life  lifehacks  learning  knowledge  mind  metacognition  productivity  creativity  brain  tips  howto  strategy  simplicity  via:kottke  projectmanagement  teaching  ideageneration  ideas  collaboration  complexity 
march 2008 by robertogreco
You Weren't Meant to Have a Boss
"You can adjust the amount of freedom you get by scaling size of company you work for...start company, most of first 10 employees, almost as much freedom as founders. Even company w/ 100 people will feel different from 1 w/ 1000."
business  development  culture  paulgraham  groups  hierarchy  work  management  administration  society  nature  startup  jobs  motivation  entrepreneurship  organization  programming  freedom  workplace  projectmanagement  employment  education  economics  careers  success  organizations 
march 2008 by robertogreco
"Doodle is a Web-based service for finding suitable dates for group events (e.g., an appointment, a conference call, a family reunion, etc.). Doodle is particularly useful to people who do not use a common calendar or groupware system."
via:javierarbona  applications  freeware  generator  projectmanagement  scheduling  management  meetings  community  coordination  collaboration  calendar  webapps  services  planning  productivity  groups  free  time 
february 2008 by robertogreco
5 Whys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The five whys is a question asking method used to explore the cause/effect relationships underlying a particular problem. Ultimately, the goal of applying the 5 Whys method is to determine a root cause of a defect or problem."
problemsolving  management  projectmanagement  process  experiencedesign  engineering  analysis  ux  lifehacks 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Crafting Beading Scrapbooking Embroidery Knitting Craft Inventory Management System - CraftMemo
"CraftMemo is a flexible, easy-to-use record keeping & management system designed specially to cater for craft enthusiasts."
business  projectmanagement  tools  productivity  organization  glvo  etsy  craft  diy  software  recordkeeping 
september 2007 by robertogreco
OpenProj | Projity
"OpenProj is a free, open source project management solution. OpenProj is a complete replacement of Microsoft Project, and other commercial project solutions."
software  free  onlinetoolkit  opensource  freeware  productivity  production  planning  projects  tracking  mac  ubuntu  windows  Linux  applications  management  visualization  collaboration  development  projectmanagement 
august 2007 by robertogreco

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