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How DashStack Organizes Workflow for the Project Manager

Posted by dashstack on June 6, 2012

Basecamp project managers have their work cut out for them whether managing small teams, large teams, small projects, or complex projects. We get it. That’s why we want to show you how DashStack can help make life a little easier.

For project managers, we suggest laying out a project dashboard within DashStack to include a project widget(s) and person(s) widget. You will be able to organize items within a single dashboard view to organize and view items from a specific project and the people related to that project. Only see what you need to see when you need to see it.

These are a few quick and easy steps to help get you started:

1. Create a Project Dashboard

1. Click on the “+” symbol from your default dashboard view

2. Type a title for your new project dashboard and click “add”

3. Click on the title tab of your newly created dashboard to start creating your project widgets


2. Create a Project Widget
 – DashStack gives you the ability to view a single project or multiple projects within a widget view. We will give you directions on how to setup both options.

Single Project Widget

1. Click on “Add Widget” from your project dashboard

2. Under “Widget Types” choose “Project”

3. Under “Settings” select your project from the drop down list displayed

4. Type your widget name in the box next to “And call it”

5. Click “Add”

Multi-Project Widget

1. Click on “Add Widget” from your project dashboard
2. Under “Widget Types” choose “Multi-Project”
3. Under “Settings” click on your projects in the drop down list displayed
4. Click “Add”

3. Create a Person Widget
– Use this widget for viewing people and their assigned list of projects and due dates. Choose to view a person’s tasks grouped by project, list, or when a project or task is due.

1. Click on “Add Widget” from your project dashboard

2. Under “Widget Types” choose “Person”

3. Under “Settings” choose a person’s name from the drop down list displayed by clicking the “+” symbol

4. Type your widget name in the box next to “And call it”

5. Click “Add”

Now that you have your dashboard and project widgets in place, start viewing your data.

Group by Due Date:

Click group by “due” within your widget to see all items that are due this week as well as all items without a due date.

Group by Person:

Click group by “person” within your project widget to see all items that are due by person.

Group by List:

Click group by “list” within your project widget to see all items related to that project.

Have questions or suggestions? Let us know at hello@dashstack.com