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.

Top Basecamp 3 Productivity Tips and Tricks

Basecamp 3 now supported by Bridge24Today, businesses and teams are using project management to help improve the chances of achieving their desired result. PM standards exist to help project managers plan work, assign tasks, lead teams, track progress, monitor status, and communicate updates. Still, every company or team has a different and preferred way of getting work done. As a result, the PM software market is full of choices, including online tools. One of the most effective online project management tools is Basecamp.

Third time’s a charm

Basecamp is a web-based project management and collaboration software. Moreover, Basecamp 3 is the third and latest iteration of the PM tool. It was re-designed from the ground up, and includes new features to make it as functional and as easy to use as possible. For example, it helps teams achieve their project’s desired result. It incorporates organization, access, workflow, and capabilities that support project management. In other words, Basecamp 3 helps increase the accountability of individuals and teams by making visible […]

By |2019-07-03T08:19:08-04:00July 3rd, 2019|

Butler Review – The Built-in Automation For Trello

Online project management software like Trello makes it easier for a lot of people. PM associations and body of knowledge standards define a project as usually something temporary. However, as businesses become more project-centric, teams are encountering the same familiar tasks on their boards time and time again. And doing the same tasks repeatedly can affect our efficiency. Butler is a Trello Power-Up that enables users to take advantage of built-in workflow automation. It enables them to automate processes such as managing repeating tasks through custom automations, rules, and scheduled commands. If you are looking for a great reporting and exporting tool for Trello, we suggest trying out our own tool Bridge24 for Trello.

What can Butler do? Rule-based Automation

Butler provides rule-based automation. Depending on the Trello version a customer has, users have access to a number of pre-built rules that can automate their everyday tasks. They can set specific rules on cards and boards, which will trigger automatically when certain actions are performed. These rule-based automations […]

By |2019-07-03T09:06:34-04:00July 3rd, 2019|

New Dropbox Unveils More Connected, Collaborative Desktop App

Dropbox is a technology company that primarily offers cloud storage. Since its launch in 2007, it has reportedly passed 500 million users in 2016. Aside from hosting files online, it allows customers to sync files across devices, to share big files, to brainstorm with a variety of content, and use desktop client software for different operating systems. Advances in technology developed new tools for people that enable them to accomplish more work in less time. This, however, entails using more tools. Also, content is now scattered across apps. As a result, people are now spending more time on work that is not actually their primary work. This work about work is what the new Dropbox desktop app offers to address.

New Dropbox Desktop App

The new Dropbox provides additional features beyond file storage and syncing. It is a central workspace where users can organize all their files, connect their productivity tools, and collaborate with other Dropbox users. The new desktop app is being introduced through an early access program, available […]

By |2019-06-25T10:57:50-04:00June 25th, 2019|

Kanban Boards or Task Lists: Which is Better for Your Team?

Project management enables teams and companies to successfully bring an undertaking from point A to point B. Project management software is a tool that helps make this attempt done in a more organized and efficient manner. Projects are usually broken down to smaller, more manageable tasks. Tasks are then assigned to teams or individuals who will be responsible and accountable for completing them. Today’s PM tools offer several ways in presenting tasks. Among the most popular are the simple task lists and the modern Kanban boards.

Which is better?

Before we determine the best task management presentation, we have to answer a fundamental question: who is your team? Productivity methodology seems to be a very personal, or team-specific, thing. What works for one might not work for another. Another question to think about is what stage in the project lifecycle are you now?

Task Lists – One at a time

Pros: Task lists are great project planning tools. It is simple and easy to do, which is an important factor when […]

By |2019-06-19T11:15:36-04:00June 19th, 2019|

Asana Announces New Workload Feature in Latest Release

Asana is a project tracking and work management software for teams. It is a powerful business solution that helps users manage their projects, process, and people. With a mission to empower teams to do great things together, it has launched a series of new features to help each team member know what they should be doing and why. Features such as Timeline, Portfolios, Milestones, Forms, and others, are tools that aim to improve clarity, transparency and focus. The latest tool to join these features is Workload. For a powerful reporting and exporting tool for Asana, give our own tool Bridge24 for Asana a try.

Introducing Workload

Asana recognizes that what makes projects successful are people. People using the right tools and following the right processes are able to accomplish great things. No matter how powerful the tools, or how effective the process, it all grinds to a halt when no one is completing the task. Workload provides Asana Business and Enterprise users a central place where they can […]

By |2019-06-13T14:40:52-04:00June 13th, 2019|

Tips on How to Stay Focused at Work

Attention control is the capacity of a person to choose what they pay attention to and what they ignore. When people spend a certain amount of concentrated time on a certain task without becoming distracted, that period is called the attention span. Experts say that the attention span of a gold fish is 9 seconds. In a study conducted by Microsoft, the results indicated that the attention span of people has gone down from 12 seconds, measured in the year 2000, to 8 seconds in 2015.

Researchers point to an increasingly digitalized lifestyle as the cause of the diminishing attention span. People who are accustomed to looking at multiple screens are more easily distracted. On the other hand, the same study showed that more people are now better at multitasking. So, even though our attention span is now less than that of a gold fish, we have become more proficient in doing more than one task or activity at the same time. In other words, we have become […]

By |2019-06-13T14:16:56-04:00June 13th, 2019|

Basecamp Launches New Notification When Someone Adds a To-do

Basecamp 3 now supported by Bridge24Basecamp is a web-based application for managing projects and keeping communications open. Users can keep all work and collaboration organized using one central application. With a collection of essential tools on one platform, they can keep track of to-dos, avoid long email threads, and cut down on meetings. A to-do list enables teams to create all the work they need to complete. They can assign these tasks to team mates, and set due dates. Notifications allow users to catch up on the latest, with several options. A new notification feature has recently become available. For a great reporting and exporting tool for Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

Assign to who?

Basecamp 3 To-do Lists feature enables individual team members to know what is happening through its notifications. A user will receive a notification when someone assigns him or her a to-do. Consequently, the person who assigned also receives a notification when the to-do is completed. This is […]

By |2019-05-31T12:11:30-04:00May 31st, 2019|

Asana Latest Features in March and April 2019 Release

Asana project tracking and work management software helps teams around the world be more productive. The software continuously includes new features in its regular release. Whether it is a new language, a faster way to edit comments, or a better way to view projects, the results are positive. Teams are able to track work, manage projects, and coordinate efforts more effectively. The releases in the last two months include the availability of the software in Japanese language, new Portfolio features, an updated view in Timeline, and more. For a powerful reporting and exporting tool for Asana, give our own tool Bridge24 for Asana a try.

Asana Now in Japanese

When Asana launched in 2008, it was available only in English. In just the past two years, it became available also in French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Now that the software is present in 195 countries, it has recently added Japanese in the languages it is available. However, it is only the start of its commitment to Japanese customers, […]

By |2019-05-24T13:52:38-04:00May 24th, 2019|

Basecamp 3 New Dedicated Menu: My Stuff

Basecamp 3 now supported by Bridge24Basecamp project management and internal communication application is a simple and centralized system that helps people run their business smoothly. With a minimalist and contextually designed software, companies are able to assign, track, and chart their to-dos without the confusion and complication of using multiple products. And it makes it easy for all types of users with a clear and consistent menu, navigation, and Home screen. Recently, it introduced a new menu called My Stuff that makes working on a bunch of things more smoothly. For a great reporting and exporting tool for Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

The Problem at Home

The Basecamp 3 Home screen brings together access to all of the person’s drafts, bookmarks, and assignments. Home is the go-to place to start the day, or to come back from a pause. When users load the Home screen, they get to see all their important links where they can get back quickly to their […]

By |2019-05-24T13:43:40-04:00May 24th, 2019|

Bridge24: The Solution for Trello Users on Internet Explorer 11

Bridge24 App - Enhanced Reporting and Exporting Capabilities for Asana, Trello, Basecamp and AceProjectTrello is an online project management and work organization software that many individuals, teams and companies rely on. Users access it in several ways: through a web browser, a desktop application, or a mobile app. It supports modern browsers from Google, Mozilla, Microsoft and Apple. The easiest way to access it without downloading any software is through the web. However, in a February 2019 announcement, Trello revealed it will no longer support Microsoft Internet Explorer 11. Furthermore, a followup announcement in March 31 clarified that new versions of Trello will be incompatible with Internet Explorer 11. Luckily, Bridge24 for Trello is compatible with IE11.

The Final IE Version

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 will be the final version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browsers. As a component of the Windows OS, it follows the lifecycle policy of the product on which it is installed. Microsoft Edge is now the default browser in the latest Windows operating systems. However, […]

By |2019-04-24T07:42:52-04:00April 24th, 2019|