Project Management App

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Overview

This conceptual design was born out of my frustration to find a better way to organize projects. After years of using an amalgamation of Slack, Jira, Skype, Basecamp, and more, I realized that I hadn't tried a solution that really nailed the combination of project management and project discussion.

 
 Each project has its own channel - when other users are mentioned, they are automatically added to the project

Each project has its own channel - when other users are mentioned, they are automatically added to the project

 

The foundation of a chat platform encourages deep discussion on each issue. However, users can mark comments as pertinent (pin) to the task. This allows the user to quickly categorize what is current and which discussions are parts of older versions. 

 
 Search is contextual to the project - this keeps the user focused to the task they are working on

Search is contextual to the project - this keeps the user focused to the task they are working on

 

Visibility of a task's status is important for both large and small teams. This simplified Swimlane view comes out of box but can be edited by an admin.

 
 In the Swimlane view, you can see what everyone is working on and if they have notified you to take a look at a ticket.

In the Swimlane view, you can see what everyone is working on and if they have notified you to take a look at a ticket.

 

The ultimate goal was to design something that is not only flexible for large organizations but usable from day one: minimal set up required. Before moving any further with a project such as this - and even before hi-fidelity designs such as these are created - it would be important to conduct interviews with potential users to make sure that a horizontal app such as this could truly fit into the competitive PM market. Mainly, does this approach to project management appeal to a large enough % of people that it would be worth investing time and money in?

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