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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Are you making this management mistake?


Over coffee my colleague Kevin poured his troubles into my sympathetic ear. 
He had received an email from his client and had promptly answered it. 
Little did he know that the sales team had also received the letter and answered it as well! Not just answered it – their answer contradicted Kevin's! 
The client, as you can well imagine, was really confused. So could they help him or not? The support team's answer told him in black and white that they'd be happy to help. The sales team, however, had a different answer for him – what he wanted simply couldn't be done! 

Who's to blame here? What advice should I give Kevin? (I'm typing this as he's refilling his coffee cup) 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Are you Julius Caesar?

Are you Julius Caesar?


Julius Caesar was a soldier, a politician, a strategist, an orator and an author. He could dictate four letters while riding on horseback and listening to his soldier's report.


In our world, that would equal typing four emails at the same time on your mobile phone while driving and listening to your secretary telling you the schedule for today.

Ever tried to type an email while someone is talking to you and found you have written out what they are saying? If yes, you've felt what havoc multitasking can wreak with your brain.

Are we all so multi-faceted?

Monday, August 17, 2015

Checkboxes and +Mentions in 1.0.19

Projects 1.0.19 is proud to present the following changes:

  • Now you can add checkboxes to the description of a task. If your task includes several sub-tasks, you can add them to the description by typing [-]. A completed checkbox will have the symbol [+]. 



When you put a check in a checkbox, it looks like this:



  • +Mentions will now automatically suggest work groups and your colleagues' names so that you don't have to type them. Autocompletion will do that for you! 


  • The assignee picker now allows you to assign a task to a non-member of this project/area and share this project/area at the same time. If you assign a task to a person outside this project, Projects will ask the owner permission to share this project and assign this task to the chosen assignee. 


  • There are lots of minor improvements in 1.0.19 to make your task management even more comfortable. 
Go ahead and try those checkboxes right now!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Introducing notification center in 1.0.18

We wanted all important information and messages to reach you, so our team worked hard and came up with a notification center for Projects.

If you are +mentioned in any task or any activity happens in a task you own or are assigned to do, you will get a notification in the top right corner.




These notifications will stay in the notification center until you mark them as read.


All read notifications can be viewed by clicking on the Read/Unread button with the envelope.




Be sure tonotify your colleagues about notifications!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

+Mentions in 1.0.17

Projects 1.0.17 has these updates:

  • Projects now supports +mentions. If you +mention a person from your domain in the comments to a task, he will get an email notifying him that he has been mentioned. This works not only for the owner and the assignee, but for all members of your company Google Apps domain.