I recently received an email asking me to look into a new service called “Who Does2.0” (yes, it has 2.0 in the title and a funky URL but bear with me!)
Who Does is a web-based project management system that allows you to assign tasks and milestones to projects and assign them to team members. Okay, so nothing new there really, however watching the screencasts there are a few features that set it apart from other similar sites such as Back Pack (Note that BackPack is no longer maintained, check out some great alternative Online Project Management Systems here.
I use Back Pack at work to manage the various client projects we have across our team, and whilst it is good at managing information and keeping it all in the same place so you can find it (especially useful if someone’s off work and you need to figure out what they’ve been working on), I find the interface a bit clunky, old-school even in today’s world of AJAX enabled sites.
Adding and managing to-dos is a bit of a chore and when composing messages formatting them properly is difficult for someone who doesn’t know HTML, plus for the “little” guy there’s no free plan in Back Pack, prices start at $24/month (Approx