WordPress for Project Management?
I’m currently trying to see if I can set up WordPress to work as a project management tool. Why not, it can do a lot of other things! In the past I’ve tried out dotproject, which is obviously a dedicated project management system, however it was far too complex and tedious to use I found.
So how am I using WordPress? Well this is the plan, once it’s set up I’ll let you know if it works! At present I’ve decided to create a category for each web site we maintain currently, then work on each site will go up as a post. The idea is then as we (2+ people working on each site) work through things we can leave comments, questions, requests for opinions etc. on the posts. As work is done the post can be closed and a new one started, and if there are different sections to the work ie. for a whole new site, then multiple posts can be made.
Then on the front page the latest posts for each site can be displayed, or I can easily just control which sites to display on the front page so that sites that are not being worked on can be kept out of the lime light. I’ve not worked out the front page yet as you can tell!
I personally find it much easier to just type out a to do list and then update that with the del and ins tags as and when things are done rather than creating a record for every single task.
So WordPress is installed and now is just the task of adding all the work to it. I’ll let you know how it pans out 🙂 Any suggestions on how to structure the front page are welcome!