Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video What is Basecamp?, part of Learning Basecamp 2.
Basecamp is an online project management tool, but that moniker can cover a lot of ground. So you might ask, what can Basecamp do for me and my projects? The best way to answer that question is with a quick tour. With Basecamp you can store all your projects in the same place. You can keep all your projects organized and see what's going on no matter how many you juggle at the same time. The progress timeline shows everything that's happened in all your projects day by day. Basecamp helps you collobaorate on projects with the rest of your team. To-do lists show what needs to get done, who needs to do it and when it's due. Basecamp isn't a scheduling program, you're in charge of making sure people have enough time to finish their work by their due dates. However, you can track progress by checking off To-dos as people finish them. Lots of discussions take place over the course of completing a project. Team members can start discussions, or comment on them in Basecamp. That way all your project conversations are in one place, and the entire team can stay in the loop.
You can even forward emails into Basecamp, to keep every bit of project communication in the same place. You'll probably create files and documents over the life of a project. Basecamp can store those files with their projects. And keep them organized so you can quickly find the files you need. You don't even have to be in Basecamp to work on project. You can send email to a special inbox to to add things like To-dos, Discussion, Comments, and Files.
Basecamp is all about simplicity and staying organzied. A Project Summary page gives you a one-page overview of everything within a porject. Or you can get the birds-eye view of Everything in every project you work on. Either item by item, or day by day. In short, Basecamp helps you and your teammates collaborate on projects and get them done.
- What is Basecamp?
- Creating projects
- Archiving, exporting, or deleting a project
- Adding users to your Basecamp account
- Updating personal information and settings
- Creating to-dos for project tasks
- Working with discussions and comments
- Using Basecamp on your mobile device
- Uploading and downloading files
- Working with calendars
- Creating a template for future projects