Get Started with Hive: Project Manager
Hive is a popular project management for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android.
They’ve been kind enough to sponsor the channel twice now. Today’s article is overviewing how to get started on Hive. Whilst this post isn’t sponsored, I wanted to guide you through the project manager I’ve recommended to you guys.
Hive provides teams with the ability to plan projects, manage their own tasks and learn more about how to boost team performance through insightful team analytics.
This article should cover the following:
Key features inside of Hive’s project manager
How to get started with Hive: a simple checklist
Recommended resources from Hive themselves
Before we begin. Remember there’s a full tutorial here so you don’t have to read. This is a 14-minute video overview of the platform and should give you all you need to know too. You should get a strong idea of what Hive is like from this article too.
What is Hive?
Hive is a project management software that teams use to help get things done. Very similar to the likes of Asana, monday.com and Airtable, Hive provides teams with a way to plan and view projects. Projects can be managed from lots of views.
Key Features of Hive
This is Hive. Hive is a project management software for teams to get things done. Hive isn’t just the one view that we see above, it’s multiple views and plenty of features for teams to chat, plan and coordinate projects.
Like most project management applications, Hive uses a range of tools to get the job done. The most popular features of Hive that team members rave about are:
Multiple Project Views
Personal Action List
Forms and Action Templates
One feature that users seem to get on most with is the Multiple Project Views.
Multiple Project Views help any team to see the project from more accessible angles. Imagine working on a long project, 3-6 months, plotting out the day to day tasks and project information does demand more optional views making it easier for teams to see what’s up next for their project and goals. You can view projects as:
or as Tables
These views help you to see a project from a constructive angle during whatever stage of the project you’re in. You can switch between views at any time. Some other tools force you to choose one project layout at the beginning and then you can't change it.
Another feature many users love is the Personal Task List. This Action list helps people to plan their own tasks for the day and see what needs to be done without getting lost in the project. A very productive feature for individuals inside of the team.
All full outline of the Hive features can be found here.
Get Started Checklist
First day on Hive?! Here’s your checklist.
Create a Hive account
Invite your team members
Polish off your profile with a photo and information
Create your first project
Assign people to your project
Change the layout to meet your needs
View your personal task list — and add tasks
Begin adding projects to the project
Connect to team tools like Google Drive, Zoom and other resources
Speak with your team about your Hive layout
Agree task upload process to Hive (for after meetings)
This was a short overview of the most popular features and the feature of Hive. Our recommendation is to watch the Keep Productive review of this one and learn more about how it works with projects and with others in your team.
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