Episode 043 — Lakeside, Mono and Project Management

Gabe and Jeff dig into another Texas beer, sample a lager (or is it a pilsener?) and then delve into the madness of managing projects.

Hold on to your Gantt charts for this one.

Lakefire by Grapevine Craft Brewery

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Mono by Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Smartsheets

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  • Way more than a spreadsheet
  • Gantt charting

  • Reporting

  • Automatic timeline creation

  • Attachments

  • Alerts

  • Smartsheets for iOS

MS Project

  • Project Server

  • Dependencies and resources

  • Baselining

Visio

  • Basic schedule building tools

  • Gantt charting

  • Dependency layout

  • Huge bonus for adding things like system design

  • Think PowerPoint + MS Project Lite

Mind Mapping

Wikipedia

Tips

  • Block out vacation time

  • Think about resources its useful for fixing bottlenecks

Concepts