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What are your consulting tools? (PM/BA/Solution Arch)

By dawidnaude ·
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What are your tools for consulting?

I'm a consultant. My day consistents of managing Dev's, client stakeholders, BA's, my PM, engagement manager etc.

I use a combination of Jira, Google Docs, Lucid Charts, evernote (badly) to manage my day.

There must be a better way! What tools do you use for:

Change Requests
Late changes in requirements
Managing emails (where requirements may surface)
Day to day task management
Knowledge Management (especially when discovering a new technology)
Folder Structure

If there is a "GOLD" post about this, that would be great!

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by craigprobus In reply to What are your consulting ...

I'm in the exact same boat ( consultant). I manage Devs, clients, sales opptys and need to code as well. It's a wide scope of responsibilities and hard to keep up...

1) Time tracking: Harvest - they have a great phone app to start & stop the "clock"
2) Proj Mgmt, Change Requests: Pivotal Tracker - great for scrum projects, nice mobile tool
3) Knowledge Mgmt: I haven't figured this out yet, other than hashtag searches in Chatter
4) Managing email:
- this is the bane of my existence!
- I use the "Getting Things Done" approach which works well, but takes a lot of time (
- for internal communication, I'm starting to use Chatter much more for the # hashtag search function, but I need to get the rest of the team on it.
5) Dropbox for Business

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