How do I track and display team projects like airports track flights?
September 4, 2007 11:39 AM Subscribe
You know the arrivals/departures screens that hang out in airports? I want one of those for my team, to help track the status of projects. What software do I need?
posted by Milkman Dan to work & money (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm thinking it would be cool to have a tangible way to keep all team members informed about the status of our projects. My fictitious set-up is this: A monitor in a central location displays ten or so projects. On the screen, we have the following information for each project:
Project # | Project name | Date started | Date due | Status
It will display similarly to the airport monitors: different colours for different statuses, urgent projects on top.
My imagination suggests that with the right software running on a spare computer, hooked up to spare monitor, this should be easy. My question is, what software do I need? Is there any free airport tracking software that can be customized? Is there specific project tracking software that would do this?
We already have all of the data on each project in an Excel file. It includes extra fields that wouldn't be necessary for the display: person in charge, initiating department, project notes, project category, etc. If the software could read from this Excel file, beautiful; if not, manual data entry will work.
Does anybody have any useful contributions? I'm all ears.