Action Method – Online Project Management software for when Sticky Notes aren’t Enough.
That’s what the tagline for Behance’s online project management software called Action Method. Â The software claims to be a “radical approach to productiviity and project management”(ActionMethod.com)Â both online and offline. Â Therein lies one of the most interesting features: the fact that whether I’m on the go or at home toiling away, I can access my projects at any given time and update them with where I am on a project. Let me tell you being a designer means at any given moment there’s 1000 projects that you have to keep track of.
After making a free account you set up your project based on the following factors:
ACTION STEPSÂ are tasks that need to be completed. Each Action Step should start with a verb: “Call Y,” “Follow up with X,” “Buy a gift for Z.”REFERENCESÂ are notes, links, files, sketches – any information related to a project that gives context to your Action Steps.BACKBURNERSÂ are the brilliant ideas that you want to come back to later, but are not yet actionable.DISCUSSIONSÂ enable you to manage ongoing conversations across all of your projects with anyone that works with you. All relevant communications (shared documents, solutions to problems, feedback, decisions) are in one place.EVENTSÂ are the key occasions/meetings/milestones/etc toward which you (and your team) are working. Events can be used to coordinate deadlines for Action Steps. (ActionMethod.com)