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Product News : New Task Management Tool Turns Brainstorms Into Agile Projects
on 2015/3/24 9:38:08 (430 reads)
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MeisterLabs, the company behind the market-leading mind mapping and brainstorming solution MindMeister, has announced the release and immediate availability of MeisterTask, an intuitive web-based collaboration tool that ups the standard in efficient – and even enjoyable – task management. Using MeisterTask, employees organize and manage tasks in a gorgeous, customizable environment, with a seamless workflow that allows for unparalleled frictionless creativity.

MeisterTask connects to MeisterLabs’ successful thought visualization software MindMeister, giving the millions of MindMeister users the ability to add their brainstorms and visually-created project plans into a MeisterTask workflow and leverage both tools in progressing from brainstorming to execution.

“MeisterTask has everything you need – and nothing you don’t – to guide you through a productive day,” said Till Vollmer, Managing Director, MeisterLabs. “After analyzing feedback from the 3.5 million users and 500 million ideas captured with our initial product, MindMeister, we wanted to focus on moving workers from brainstorm to action in a way that really mapped to the way the brain works. Yes, MeisterTask is a task management tool, but we stand firm in thinking it offers a visual, agile experience for bringing ideas to life that is truly unique in the market.”

Fine-tuned to offer simplicity, flexibility, and improved productivity within a professional environment, MeisterTask users can create projects, add collaborators, assign tasks, and follow each other’s progress on flexible project boards that automatically adapt to the workflow to ensure synchronization. Each task holds space for all the information needed to take it to completion. Communication and remote collaboration are made simple through web- and app-based interfaces, with workers able to discuss details of a task in real-time, upload files, set due dates, and add checklist items. All actions are saved in the task’s activity stream for easy traceability, resulting in a novel task management system that removes points of friction and brings fun to the process of collaborating and completing projects.

For those practicing agile or lean project management, MeisterTask functions as an elegant and lightweight Kanban implementation. MeisterTask also features time tracking, keyboard shortcuts, the ability to complete work via email, and functionality for understanding relationships between tasks. Integration is included with popular tools like GitHub, Zendesk, Google Drive, Slack, Dropbox and others.

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