Saturday, April 20, 2013

Stephen Baron on Simple Project Management Tools

Stephen Baron founded Stephen Baron Consultancy to serve as a consultant for London-based businesses. Mr. Baron provides consultation on real estate law, commercial regulations, information technology, project management, and more. Here, Mr. Baron reviews three project management tools that may help your small business.
  • Basecamp. This tool from 37signals is one of the web's most popular. Each week some 7,000 companies sign up to try it. Use Basecamp to monitor project tasks, discussions, and progress.
  • Smartsheet. A platform that's named after what it looks like - a spreadsheet - Smartsheet can be used for file sharing and team discussions, as well as sharing in-progress projects with clients.
  •  AgileZen. This tool allows you to easily see multiple projects at a glance. Use it for effective team scheduling and ensuring that project contingencies line up with one another.
Regardless of the tool you choose, make sure it's one that allows your team to work more productively together and as individuals. A project management tool shouldn't feel like work, but should facilitate your team's work.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

About Stephen Baron

Philanthropy holds a significant role in the life of lawyer and legal consultant Stephen Baron. Interested in enhancing the lives of those in less fortunate, Stephen Baron serves as chairman of an Essex nursery, donates to a local shelter, and participates in charity runs. Stephen Baron supports national organizations such as Drugsline, a confidential service that supports those dealing with addiction and substance abuse problems; the Community Security Trust, which defends Britain’s Jewish community and tries to stop anti-Semitism; and Age UK, which seeks to improve the lives of the elderly. When not helping those in need, Stephen Baron offers his expertise to professional firms through his own company, Stephen Baron Consultancy. A graduate of the University of Wales, Stephen Baron obtained upper second class honours. At present, Stephen Baron provides consulting on the legal aspects of commercial and residential properties, including the stamp duty land tax, as well as marketing, administration, and project management. In his leisure time, Stephen Baron enjoys various cultural activities.