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Basecamp: Project Management Best Practices

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Get more out of Basecamp—and better project results—by combining its time-saving project, team, and schedule management features with project management best practices.

Basecamp keeps all your documentation, data, and communication in one place, so your projects run more smoothly. But are you using its features to the fullest advantage? Get more out of Basecamp—and better project results—with help from project management expert Bonnie Biafore, PMP. In this course, Bonnie shows how to combine project management best practices with the project, team, and schedule management power of Basecamp—skipping over basics and diving straight into advanced tools and time-saving shortcuts. Learn how to set up projects quickly, keep communication lines open with message boards and Campfire, track progress with Hill Chart, modify to-dos in bulk, and more. Using these techniques, anyone can adapt Basecamp to their organization’s preferred project management methodology.


  • Improve results with project management best practices in Basecamp
  • What you need to know
1. Choose Work
  • Build teams
  • Discuss proposals on the message board
  • Discuss proposals in the Campfire chat room
  • Select projects
  • Announce selections in HQ
2. Set Up Projects for Selected Work
  • Create projects in Basecamp
  • Add team members to projects
  • Customize your project
  • Kick off the project
  • Communicate with your project team
3. Manage Deliverables with To-Do Lists
  • Create to-do lists for deliverables
  • Add to-dos for work tasks
  • Collaborate on work with team members
4. Track Status
  • Turn on Hill Chart to track progress
  • Update to-dos
5. Be Productive in Basecamp
  • Concentrate with Focus Mode
  • See what's going on
  • Navigate quickly with the jump menu
  • Modify to-dos in bulk
Next Steps
  • Where to find more information

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Bonnie Biafore

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