Why is that crap still not finished ?!!111oneeleven
You may be wondering why it is necessary to use such language? Granted, it’s a bit unusual for a professional website. But we have all certainly been confronted with this mood in our working world, although it is usually said a bit more diplomatically.
Be it as an employee who has to endure these or similar words (whether justified or not; it is up to you to judge for yourself), or as the person responsible, whose patience has been tested. Things are often more time-consuming than expected, and anyone who creeps into the feeling of losing the overview is quickly prone to get nervous.
So it has happened to us all, shared suffering if you will.
Then in 2012, at a cozy after-work get-together, we asked ourselves how we could get rid of such situations. Creating software that helps to clear your mind. To prevent work from remaining unfinished or go nowhere. So we thought, these are tasks that we could solve with our common skills and a strong helping of heart and soul!
Have you ever tried to use the e-mail inbox as a task management system? A classic! Flooded mailboxes, requests between the door or via phone on the run … and the sender just assumes that this will be done at some point. It is not uncommon for these situations to be accompanied by post-its on the desk, unrelated documents on the desktop, e-mails marked as unread or brief notes on mobile phones.
Y U NO done yet?! 1
All these scenarios share a common problem — .there is just no overview on what has to be done.
In addition, not only do you lack the overview but also everyone else. How far a task has progressed or whether it has already been worked on can be inquired about; at the porter.
Know-how about the processes and “lessons learned” from tasks are lost. The same mistakes are repeated and the game starts all over again.
You may already guess. In 2012 we realized that, based on our competence and experience, we would be able to develop a software that could solve these and many other problems that we had encountered in our own everyday working lifes. Not only that, our product would cost a fraction of the solutions available at the time. So let’s get started, right.
|florian [at] taskboss.at|
|bernhard [at] taskboss.at|
|attila [at] taskboss.at|
Software development takes time, and not in small amounts. So we had to make time available. We could have put our entire time into TASKBOSS and be dependent on external financing. However, to be potentially limited in our creativity and our goals was too high a price for us. Instead, following the example of Slow Food, we decided to work on our software whenever we could spare the time. As an additional freedom, we took the time to re-evaluate our concepts after months and without pressure and to realign them if necessary2.
Just reaching the public beta state after 8 years of development made us recall what had inspired us to create TASKBOSS in the first place: „When is that cr… “ 😅
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Florian, Bernhard and Attila colaborate since 2012 in their company Dropping Coconut KG mainly on project based IT services. We specialize in business logic heavy application, e-commerce platforms, booking and loyality systems.