At Cast Iron Coding, we use Basecamp extensively for project management. Development clients have access to a project site that serves as the home for all project-related communication, to-dos, milestones, and file assets.
Basecamp is well-know for its intuitive user interface. Nearly all of our clients find it easy-to-use and get the hang of it quickly.
Basecamp is divided into a handful of sections. The "dashboard" page contains an overview of all of your active projects. You will only see this if you have more than one active project with us. The "overview" page provides a high-level view of the project and highlights recent events and upcoming deadlines. The "messages" section is the heart of Basecamp; we ask our development clients to post messages to Basecamp rather than emailing developers directly to increase the potential for productive collaboration. "Milestones" are the key deadlines in a project and Basecamp allows us to track who is responsible for each milestone. We use "writeboards" for project documentation and notes, as they are shared documents that contain a history of changes. Finally, the "files" section is where clients and developers can upload project-related file assets.
Our project management site (Basecamp) requires a modern web browser, which includes any recent version of IE (7 or higher), Firefox, Safari or Chrome. If you have forgotten your Basecamp username or password, you can reset your password here. If you are still unable to retrieve them, contact us to have your password reset.