Jose Maria Delos Santos

About Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert in the project management field. He has gained vast knowledge by having written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.

New Basecamp 3 Project Templates

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | January 13, 2017

basecamp-logo_600wBasecamp project management and collaboration tool has rolled out several exciting features in 2016. Even before the year ended, a major feature was unveiled, which are project templates. A project template provides several benefits. First of all, it saves project managers valuable time, especially for recurring tasks, to-dos or events. Also, a template can become a standard that positively reinforces a PM process, safeguarding critical project information and details. Finally, it is an effective tool that can reduce risks. If you need a great extension to Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

How to Create a Project Template

Basecamp 3 users who copy the same to-dos or documents can take advantage of the new project template feature. From the Home screen Projects section, users can click on the link “Make a reusable template” to get them started. After clicking, a window will appear asking for a name and optional description of the template. A descriptive project template name will make it easier for

Basecamp 3 for Android New Home Screen and other Improvements

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | January 12, 2017

basecamp-logo_600wBasecamp is providing companies a centralized space to manage all their projects, teams and client work. Basecamp 3 web-based project management tool includes tools and features that transform how teams work, making it easier to do their jobs. However, work does not stop when people go out of the office, away from their desktop. Therefore, the latest Basecamp 3 for Android now includes improvements that allow the smooth use of the PM app wherever work takes them. If you need a great extension to Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

New Home Screen

The new Basecamp 3 for Android Home screen is the first screen that users see after successfully logging in. In general, users can see all their project cards tiled with the pinned cards on top. To pin a project, tap the beige pin (unpinned) on the top right of the project card. To unpin, simply tap the orange pin (pinned). Also, users can enable the switch at the top of

Top 3 Software Alternatives to Basecamp

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | January 11, 2017

basecamp-logo_600wBasecamp is an online project management tool where people can organize themselves and collaborate to complete projects. Basecamp 3 is the latest version of the application from a company that started in 1999. Simplicity is one of the guiding principles in designing the application, and this has allowed users to easily get on board and use it immediately.

Why people are not happy with Basecamp?

Basecamp is one of the earliest PM tools available online. Since its launch, it has rolled out new features and a major redesign. However, some of its earlier customers who have experienced growth in their business felt that they have outgrown Basecamp because of their more complex needs. Also, the work environment and business landscape has already transformed many times over, bringing different challenges and opportunities.

For example, companies now have a need for time tracking and cost tracking. Also, there is a need to break down complex tasks into subtasks, create task dependencies, and assign them to multiple resources. Gantt charts are time-proven tools

Atlassian acquires Trello for $425M

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | January 10, 2017

atlassian-trello-image-1Trello visual project management application is being acquired by Atlassian software company for $425M. The acquisition will be finalized before March 2017. The transaction involves $360 million in cash, and the remainder will be in terms of stock shares and options. Jay Simons, the president of Atlassian reports that Trello is the 18th acquisition by the company and is also the largest. Currently, Trello has about 19 million users. If you are looking for a brilliant extension to Trello, we suggest trying out our own tool Bridge24 for Trello.

Atlassian – Building Software for Teams

When Atlassian started in 2002 in Sydney, Australia, it was aiming to use software to help teams work better together. At that time, most software companies were developing for personal productivity. Even today, they still believe that only a few companies are building software for teams. It has been their mission since day one to help unleash the potential in every team through their software. Their portfolio of products can help teams

Basecamp 3 Chatbots – Interactive, Reporting and for GitHub

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | January 9, 2017

basecamp-logo_600wBasecamp project management and collaboration application is giving companies the opportunity to be better organized. With a single, centralized web-based platform, users are able to communicate with everybody else to complete their projects. Moreover, new features that are relevant and responsive to today’s working environment are available to all users. For instance, users can now make, bring or adopt their own chatbots with the recent publication of their chatbot API. Chatbots are basically computer programs that imitate conversation with people. If you need a great extension to Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

Two Types of Basecamp Chatbots

Basecamp 3 chatbots are providing new opportunities. It is known that the PM app has a built-in instant messaging and chat room called Campfire. Now, it is equally easy to talk to chatbots as it is in chatting with team mates. Basically, there are two types of chatbots, interactive and reporting chatbots. Interactive chatbots can receive messages and provide a response to users. When

Latest Asana Mobile Features for Android and iOS

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | December 16, 2016

asana-new-logoAsana recognizes that people need to stay connected to their teams even when they are not in front of their computers. Indeed, today’s modern workplace is not bounded anymore by the four corners of the office. Therefore, when users have to be somewhere else, especially these coming days, they can still be in the loop. The latest Asana updates for their Android and iOS apps will let teams stay connected to continue to move work forward. If you are looking for a powerful extension to Asana, try out our own tool Bridge24 for Asana.

New on Android

In the last Android update, Asana enables users to manage projects, project details and notification settings. The latest features will provide them with better ways to manage teams, view profiles and search without even opening the app.

Manage Teams

Asana is giving Android users one of the most requested feature – team pages. With team pages, users are able to have conversations and see all of a team’s projects in one place. With

Add New Workflows Easily with Asana Project Templates

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | December 13, 2016

asana-new-logoAsana is a productivity tool that helps teams of all sizes become more efficient and effective in working together. It provides an online workspace where users can track anything with less effort. Indeed, the clarity and accountability present in every task and team all lead to great results. Aside from these important characteristics, this enterprise application also makes it easy for users to be consistent in their performance while saving valuable time and money through templates. The new Asana project templates make it simpler to add workflows for common processes and still allow for custom edits. If you are looking for a powerful extension to Asana, we suggest trying out our own Bridge24 for Asana.

Introducing Asana Project Templates

This December, Asana announced the availability of pre-made templates for all users. It is true that every organization is unique because every person in it is also unique. However, certain structures and processes can be common at its base. For example, regardless of focus or industry, every organization hires

Asana Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | December 9, 2016

asana-new-logoOverview Presentation

Asana is a web-based task management, project tracking and collaboration software. Its main objective is to help teams basically know who among its team members is doing what tasks to be completed by when. As such, the availability of these important information to all throughout the whole project cycle makes it easy for people to focus on their work. Moreover, the software is simple for users to start quickly, with features that allows for daily task prioritizing, project information search and monitoring, real-time updates and more. If you are searching for a powerful extension to Asana, we suggest trying out our own Bridge24 for Asana.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Task and Project ManagementAsana enables teams to manage and control their projects from conception, to implementation, to completion. Users can create tasks and assign to one or more members. Thus, the whole team knows who is responsible for the task. They can see the big picture by organizing tasks into lists or boards. Users

Mark a Card as Done in Trello for a Completed Task

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | December 9, 2016

trello-logoTrello is a versatile tool for managing tasks and tracking projects. The visual layout and system of boards, lists and cards make it simple to use but powerful at the same time. Individuals can use it for personal organization, but large teams can also use it to help them develop products. It is a central workspace where people can collaborate. In effect, everyone knows which task is being worked on and by who. Furthermore, users can add due dates to cards to help those assigned to complete them on time. Looking for a brilliant extension to Trello, we suggest trying out our own tool Bridge24 for Trello.

Card Due Dates

A Trello board can represent a project or product. Lists inside the board can represent a way to divide the project or work into different categories. Cards are the most basic element and usually represent a work item or task. To keep a project on time, a card can have a date and time for when it is

Trello Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | November 26, 2016

Overview Presentation

trello-logoTrello is a visual collaboration tool for planning projects and tasks. While mainly used by agile software development teams, the tool is unique when it comes to its acceptability by non-developers. As such, it is being used by a great number of people in various industry verticals. Its Kanban-style approach is not only meant for project managers, but also for planning weddings, making a list of vacation spots to visit family and friends, and for a million other things. If you are on the lookout for a brilliant extension to Trello, we suggest trying out our own tool Bridge24 for Trello.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Easy-to-use, Visual Organizational ToolTrello uses an online digital whiteboard of sorts that can contain a list of lists through boards and cards. Indeed, the user interface is highly intuitive and interactive. Columns that can represent work stages, topics, dates and other categories are easy to add, edit and move. Cards under each columns can contain all work details,