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TeamGantt and Thanksgiving

It’s that time again. It’s the time to get together with family and enjoy turkey, mashed potatoes, or pumpkin pie. I would like to take this opportunity to send a special thanks to the TeamGantt Family and tell you a bit about our origins, purpose, and future plans.
First, we want to thank all our 2100+ users who have made this vision and passion of ours a reality. Nathan and I were involved in a Project Management disaster just over a year ago. We were both software developers for one the largest roofing companies in the east and we were having trouble figuring out how to schedule future releases of our in-house apps. We realized we needed a solution as we started to merge applications Nathan had created during his time at the company, and those that I had written earlier as temporary band-aids.
It was time to merge our two systems and two completely different databases into one, unified, and easy-to-use piece of software. Our first strategy was to meet weekly and keep track of what was due and when. A type of GTD. This method quickly became inefficient and a replacement was required.
Then we moved on to gantt charts. This was a significant improvement in how we approached each feature. This was however still flawed in one important way. Nathan was the only employee who had direct access to the charts. My co-workers, and I, were forced to contact Nathan to get updates and to inquire about schedule changes and progress. Not to mention the many emails back and forth.
How do we track our progress? We tried to manage this by printing each gantt chart out and using highlighters to track progress and completion. This was not the best way to go. We searched the internet for a multi-user web-based gantt charts, but were unsuccessful in finding the right product. After a quick discussion and weighing the pros and cons, Nathan & I decided that we would start our own company and create this product.
We finally released the beta version after nearly a year of work, with most of our work being done on weekends because of our commitments at full-time jobs. We’ve seen a steady increase in users over the past year. This has been accelerated by our efforts to push our product further.
We are currently working at full speed on new features, including a multiproject view (perhaps the most requested feature). The new release (date not known) will include a new core and improved performance, while maintaining the same look and feeling.
We’d like again to express our sincere gratitude to all our users. It was a pleasure working with you over the past year, and we look forward for future collaborations.
Nathan Gilmore and John Correlli
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