Hive has completely streamlined product management for our team. We would recommend it to any team looking for a better way to work.

Scott Miller

Project Manager at The Hire Key/BAJobs

The problem

Product management is all about organization.

Many groups are involved in building and selling a new software product from design to development to marketing. Making sure all these different groups are the same page requires a lot of strategic and tactical direction.

As a Product Manager, who also does a large amount of Project Management,  that’s what I do every day.

So for me, anything that can make it easier to manage the development process is something I find very interesting. I am always looking out for opportunities to improve.

Previously, my team was using Asana, but the performance of the mobile apps and lack of a desktop app constantly slowed us down.

So, when we planned two new projects to start in the winter of 2016 and two more in the spring of 2017, I knew it was time to look for something better suited to our needs.

In Hive, we found that better way.

How Hive helped us

Since joining Hive, we have a flexible way to work that makes it easy to keep the team organized.

One thing I love is how easy it is to create and organize your tasks.

Now whenever I am in a meeting or on a call, I just write down all the next steps into actions cards so I don’t forget. Later, I can meet with the team to organize them into projects and decide when it’s getting done.   As we go, I fill out details – adding sub tasks, mock ups, images, etc.  With apps on my desktop and phone, and integration with Google Drive, its easy to keep building tasks until they are ready to hand off – or update them with feedback.

It’s really nice that I have one place where our team can go to see and add ideas to our backlog.

Also, I can easily change the way I view these calendar from a Calendar to Kanban board to a Team list. That level of flexibility is really unique compared to other tools out there.

It has also saves me a lot of emails!

Now all I have to do is go into Hive so see what my team is working on and the status of each project. No need to send each person an email asking for a status update.

Here’s a look at what my team is working on today:

In one glance, I have a good sense of what’s going on with my team.

Hive has completely streamlined product management for our team. We would recommend it to any team looking for a better way to work.


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