April 5, 2019

Project/Objective planning tool idea validation - Last ditch effort

A client came to me a while back with an idea to build a tool. I originally built it for the guy to use with his clients, however, he then decided to make the tool available for everyone - but feedback hasn't been favourable, most people say there is no value for the tool.

To start, my client is a business coach in the UK. He goes into companies that know what they want to do but don't know how to achieve it. Usually, this results in him producing an Object Tree (example here built using the tool I made: https://imgur.com/a/v6q0jyD). My client approached me to build a tool that allows you to drag and drop boxes into place, assign boxes to team members, set dates etc. You can export PDF's and print them out and you can also generate a Gantt chart. The system also sends you reminders when the object is due.

I don't plan my projects in this way, I usually load everything into productive.io But, is there anyone out there that prefers to work in this more visual way?

I'm prepared to start from scratch and re-think how the tool works if there are people that can see the worth in this tool. Also, is there anything we can add to make this worth it?

Feel free to ask questions if you need more information.

All options are on the table, including putting this to bed so please be honest.