May 23, 2011

Microproject – Keeping an Eye On the Prize

Microproject is a project management system that helps entrepreneurs, small business owners, and visionaries stay focused on their goals. Created with a “whiteboard-like” interface, Microproject puts all of a user’s tasks, messages, and looming deadlines on a single page. While companies that use other project management systems are spending time updating multiple to-do lists and reading project status sheets on a daily basis, business leaders that use Microproject are racing toward the finish line and impressing clients with their companies’ speed and agility.

Pick your first Microproject and create an account with a name, email, username, and password to get started. Once you’re logged in, getting set up is easy thanks to the web-app’s preset project modules. Microproject sets each page up like a Gantt chart, and features drag and drop functionality to make switching deadlines and due dates a breeze. If it looks like your options on Microproject are limited, that’s not your imagination. Microproject’s creators intentionally limited the number of options available to project managers at any single time to create focus. Microproject limits each user to having no more than six tasks per half day, so there’s no way to become inundated or overloaded with everything that needs to be done. Microproject also limits each task description to 140 characters, as yet another tool for fighting against information overload. Once you’re done getting set up, your tasks, deadlines, contacts, and documents will all be visible on a single page – as will all the tasks, deadlines, contacts, and documents that your colleagues have added to their Microproject accounts.

In addition to helping small businesses and startups manage projects effectively, Microproject also fosters collaboration among teammates. The system includes advanced messaging and document uploading features. For people who have the tendency to get overwhelmed at work, Microproject is a solution that managers and entrepreneurs in nearly any field can start using with their teams.

Practical Uses:

  • Keep track of upcoming project deadlines
  • Assign due dates for each of your employees’ tasks
  • Collaborate with teammates about sales pitch ideas before meeting with new clients
  • Prevent your employees from becoming overwhelmed with everything they have to do before a major project can be complete

Insider Tips:

  • Pricing plans are based on how many users are linked to a single account
  • Clicking on the Snapshot of a project provides an immediately project summary that all participants can view
  • Users cannot add more than six deadline-driven tasks per half day, although they can add an unlimited number of unplanned tasks
  • Task descriptions cannot be longer than 140 characters

What we liked:

  • Microproject sends out automatic reminders to users who miss deadlines
  • Putting all the information on one page allows people to quickly scan and see everything that’s going on at once
  • Changing deadlines is as simple as dragging and dropping a task in a new spot
  • Users can send messages to each other through the system

What we didn’t like:

  • Microproject is aimed at small businesses, and it cannot accommodate large teams of workers


Company Info:


  • Plans range from $2 to $20/month


  1. Hey there
    On behalf of the Microproject team, thanks for a great review.
    Thomas Sundgren

  2. Hey,

    The Microproject just got a significant upgrade. We re-did the entire task and message area and added the possibilities to make to-do lists. Check it out!


  3. EasyProjectPlan is another project management system that helps entrepreneurs, small business owners, and visionaries stay focused on their goals

    EasyProjectPlan is an Excel Gantt Chart and Excel Project Planner that syncs with Outlook and Microsoft Project

  4. Hi! I’ve been reading your weblog for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Dallas Tx! Just wanted to tell you keep up the great work!

  5. Greetings! Very helpful advice within this article! It’s the little changes that make the most significant changes. Thanks for sharing!

Submit a Comment