Project Management Tools - Example Project

Sometimes it's easy to see if a tool works for your situation if you can see an example. We'll give a simple illustration below.

Software Development Project

Consider the following activities:

  1. Set up the following roles
    • database manager
    • designer
    • developer
    • project manager
    • tester
  2. Set up users
  3. Assign users to their roles
  4. Set up a new project "New Marketing Site:"
  5. Set up tasks - add the following for each task
    • Title
    • Description
    • Due date
    • Project
    • Role
    • Expected hours to completion
    • Priority
    • Etc.
  6. Complete tasks and deploy project

Some of the high-level tasks for the example project may include:

  1. Design website mockup
  2. Secure client approval
  3. Deliver mockup to HTML team
  4. HTML team to convert mockup into HTML and images
  5. Apply HTML and images to CMS tool as template
  6. Create homepage
  7. Assign template
  8. Create about page
  9. Assign template
  10. Compose content for key pages
  11. Build CMS menus and apply to templates
  12. Test website links and pages
  13. Repair any issues
  14. Deploy website

Our example here is simple and specific to one industry. This online software can be used for nearly any industry and for nearly any project with many users and participants.