For many of us, the biggest challenge is to stay productive and organized as our team grows bigger and bigger. But it is the opposite for Ray.
Ray works as a senior software engineer in Aerovironment, Inc., a technology company located in California, United States. For him, the question is how to get more things done in a team that shrinked from 12 to 4-5 people.
“I found myself having to do many things simultaneously. But Quire has helped me prioritize with my work so I do not feel stressed.”
Senior Software Engineer of Aerovironment, Inc.
I spoke to Ray about how Quire has helped him stay away from chaos and pressure. Here is the interview in a nutshell.
Years ago, I used to use a PIM software called ECCO Pro. The thing I liked about it was that it allowed you to set up hierarchical to-do lists which is exactly how I think about my work. It seemed no other software did that at the time.
Unfortunately, the company went out of business. So I did a search to find a “hierarchical todo list” software, and Quire was what I found.
Yes, there definitely was.
As our team got smaller, I found myself having to manage many projects at the same time, and trying to remember where I was in each one.
It was very difficult to stay organized, when your to-do list kept growing.
I have been using Quire now for about 2 months now. It has helped me a great deal.
For example, it has helped me to prioritize my work and remember where I am in projects that I have to move away from and come back to. It has also helped me discipline myself to write things down, so I don’t feel stressed trying to keep everything in my head.
I use the tree structure to indicate dependencies - subtasks must be completed before their parent task is done.
Recently, I have begun adding tasks for my team members, inviting them to join Quire and asking them to check off tasks after completing them.
I believe eventually, Quire might just become the perfect team coordination tool - what it is especially designed to be - for us.