How to: Project Management Using Gantt Charts

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“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” ― Allen Saunders

Project management is a huge part of running any business. It needs to be extremely easy to use and fast. This is supposed to be a timesaver not more admin.

Over the years I’ve used all sorts of ways to manage projects, from excel spreadsheets to online interactive Gantt Charts. My favourite method though is working online with something that can be contributed to by the client and my team. I’ve favoured one tool for a while, Tom’s Planner.

Tom's Planner

Tom’s Planner is a great tool. Easy to use, a little fiddly on iPad but usable. I can share it with as many people as I want and allocate different levels of permissions to each.


However there’s a new tool on the block. Its called ‘Teamweek’ and I’m really enjoying working with it. Some of the key features are that it has an iPad app that works great for touch. You can also display it on your TV so if you have a big LCD screen in your office you can display your project timeline for all to see.

Not only that but it integrates with Basecamp which is our preferred Project Management system that we’ve been using for years. It can pull in all your projects data such as to-dos, team and clients. A Gantt Chart is what I always thought was missing from Basecamp but with the addition of Teamweek it pretty much fills this gap.

Do you use Teamweek? do you like it? or do you have an alternative? I’d love to hear about it.

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By Steven Burles

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