Original Post: ---------------- Hello all, Basically I'm studying for my MSc in Software Technology and for my project I intend to build a web-based Project Management tool tailored specifically to the needs of Audio Engineers. Why am I doing this? Well, over the years I've been trawling these forums I've seen plenty of whining and bellyaching about the difficulties of keeping up with clients, of getting them to show up on time, of working out what is happening, where, when and with whom. I've seen people talk of using Excel spreadsheets and the backs of cigarette packets to organise their business. This has got to stop. So I want to create a simple, intuitive web service that will hopefully ease the pain of doing business. To do this successfully, I need to gather data from you people. I want to know about how you keep track of things, how you run your business, how you manage your precious time. I want to know what causes you the most pain and I want to hear ideas on how to fix those problems. To this end, I would appreciate if you would complete this quick survey: Audio Project Management Survey It's just a few questions and shouldn't take too long to complete. Some of the questions are open-ended to give you space to describe what tools and techniques you currently use and to make suggestions. Please be as detailed as possible with these answers, and don't be afraid to rant if you feel like it. I really want to get a feel for the work-problems that affect you each day. Also, I would like to get a few people on-board for more in-depth interviews and participation in the design phase. If you are interested, PM me or email to: shanekilkelly[AT]utilityinstereo.com Thanks in advance to everyone who participates!