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iDoneThis is a tool that promises to bring lightweight status reporting to every company. Its secret sauce is that it makes the process incredibly simple. It’s the easiest way that I’ve found to run a stripped down daily standup… maybe even for dispersed teams.
If anyone you know has been too intimidated to try Agile because of what appears to be complicated rules and protocols, just turn them on to iDoneThis. It attempts to capture the essence of scrum — daily iterative progress and improvement — without much of the overhead.
With iDoneThis, you aren’t going to get a product that’s loaded with features and configurability options. If you’re looking for a very specific agile product and process, iDoneThis isn’t the tool for you. iDoneThis’s is mantra is to keep it simple, and you might be surprised how powerful that is.
Here’s how it works.Every night, the whole team gets an email from iDoneThis asking, “What’d you get done for today?” Just reply. Whatever you write gets recorded in one place that you can search and review. The next morning, the team wakes up to an email from iDoneThis. It shows us a person-by-person list of what everyone on our team accomplished the day before.
Impressed with what one of your team members has done? Send them positive feedback and start a conversation with a single click. The iDoneThis emails make it so easy to give feedback that it becomes almost reflexive. See something cool? Let that person know.
iDoneThis is an excellent tool because of its simplicity. There’s no need to sacrifice individual workflow preferences for team needs, or vice versa. Integration with email and cool communication features ensure that all team management needs are met. It’s a simple tool that just makes life simpler.
If you see something you like, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial here.