Project management is one of those rare spaces in which there can be a million different startups doing it two million different ways. That’s because everyone has their own style and preference for how they keep track of their projects – I might prefer lists while you really want photos and he thinks a Google doc is still the best way to go.
One startup that’s tackling project management is a site called Stepsie, a cloud-based platform that breaks everything down into easy to complete – you got it – steps. In classic startup style, the founders felt that nothing out there was meeting their needs, so they created their own system, totally self-funded, and now they’re offering it to the world.
Founder Jono Chatterton actually came up for the idea for Stepsie when he was working on a project called The Cable Fondler, which is a laser cut piece of bamboo that keeps your cords from sprawling all over the place and tripping you up. Frustrated with the project management tools that were already out there, Jono decided he was going to do something about it.
Step by step
Stepsie says the thing that sets them apart is the fact that they break each task down into small, actionable steps. That way, instead of looking at your screen and thinking OH MY GOD HOW IS THIS EVER GOING TO GET DONE (which is my usual thought process, to be perfectly honest) you can tackle each step one at a time until the big project is completed.
Your main hub on Stepsie is a dashboard where you can keep an eye on everything that’s going on. From there you can break down each task into steps, create a discussion board around whatever you’re working on, add whoever you want onto the team, go in-depth for specific tasks, and manage your personal profile where you keep track of all your own actions.
There’s also a notification drop down in the upper right hand corner, providing you with a quick look at the last five things that have happened in a quick, easy to digest way.
And it’s totally affordable.
If Stepsie matches your project management style, the good news is that it’s very, very affordable. Start with the 30-day free trial to see how it is and then choose from plans ranging from $25 to $99 monthly, depending on your needs.
Bonus: if you’re a student, with a valid student email, you get Stepsie for free.
Interested? Head over to Stepsie.com and sign up for a free trial!