Paymo Experiment

When you think about it, we’re living now in extremely time precisely world. A couple of years ago a term “time estimation” was a little bit abstract. Wasn’t a big deal to went wrong with time estimation at the level of days or weeks. Today we have different time granulation. In project estimation we are not operating on days or weeks, but in hours, what is more “every hour matters” because simple speaking - our client paying for it. So in this case, if we have so extremely tiny field for make mistake, we have to have totally different tools for time measuring. Nowadays everyone using timetrackers, different project management applications etc. I’m using Basecamp and TargetProcess now, but problem is in other thing. People haven’t motivation to track their time or simply for a work. On other hand, all these PM software usuallly have employee time monitoring, but it’s only for PMs not for them actually, so single programmer can’t see if he is now sufficiently effective opposite to others. To change this and for fun, I’ve made through a weekend very simple and funny “twitter like” app called Paymocontest. What it is ? It’s based on Paymo timetracker which we are using here and which is really really nice. So we’re using Paymo timetracker tool installed on desktop, then we have paymocontest app which allows you to add/remove/find/follow people you’re working with and track what they are doing or how much time they spent on some project. Moreover we have some bonuses: stars, clouds, and other figures to people with the longest day/week working time, or with the most completed tasks, day entries. Of course is not a complicated software which gave you the way to working better, and it’s not a reference GTD implementation. But it’s very funny and nice place to challenge your motivation to work. If you wanna try, go just to paymocontest.pl. Have fun :)

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  1. Time Tracking & Invoicing Software Blog » Blog Archive » Fun with the Paymo API Says:

    [...] Paymo Contest is online app based on the Paymo Time Tracker which allows you to add/remove/find/follow people you’re working with and track what they are doing or how much time they spent on some project. Moreover there are some bonuses: stars, clouds for people with the longest day/week working time, or with the most completed tasks, day entries. You can find out more by checking out their blog here. [...]

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