Go back Button

February 6, 2019

“Its beauty lies in its simplicity”- Lisa-Ann Barnes, DropTask [Ayoa] case study

by Caragh Medlicott posted in Case Studies.

DropTask | “Its beauty lies in its simplicity”- Lisa-Ann Barnes, DropTask [Ayoa] case study

Lisa-Ann is the President of Illinois-based project management consultancy company IreeTec. With over 20 years of experience in her field, Lisa-Ann also teaches a Project Management programme for business professionals at Northwestern University. Read on to find out how Lisa-Ann uses DropTask [Ayoa] to demonstrate getting projects off on the right foot:

How Lisa-Ann Barnes uses DropTask

DropTask [Ayoa] is an integral part of my lessons – it offers a clear, visual display of how my students can start to create a work breakdown structure. When first starting a project, we look at the scope, identify the deliverables and work out a basis for the schedule using DropTask [Ayoa].

The simple interface and intuitive design make DropTask [Ayoa] very easy to use; this is great for me as I don’t need to spend more than five minutes giving instruction to the students before they can get started – from a teaching perspective that is very valuable.

The visual nature of Canvas View really enthuses my students – particularly those in marketing or creative jobs – I think it speaks to the visual way their minds work. One of the immediate reactions I get is “this is great!” – though I do find that the analytical thinkers prefer a more Kanban approach, like that offered in Workflow View.

I had one student who worked as a researcher managing a small team – she loved how Canvas View enabled her to see the bigger picture; and after the course, she went away and got her own DropTask [Ayoa] subscription to help display the project to her sponsors and executive stakeholders.

I think the functionality which allows you to attach documents to tasks is great, it’s a really big deal. If I want to give my students a template, or a list of feedback – I can just attach it in the bubble.

The beauty of DropTask [Ayoa] lies in its simplicity, it’s easy to use and a great tool for visualizing the work of smaller teams and projects.

If you’re a DropTask [Ayoa] user with a story to share please get in touch via contact@ayoa.com – we’d love to hear from you!

Related Posts


Case Studies

How people, like you, are using DropTask

“For many years, I was struggling to keep track of deadlines. They were either missed, pushed aside or simply forgotten about. I knew that I was in need of a solution to help stop this from happening. While on the lookout for a way to combat my inability to keep track, I stumbled upon DropTask.”

Read More
2 mins

Case Studies Customers

DropTask [Ayoa] in Education: Timothy Butt, teacher case study

Timothy is a busy executive STEM teacher for a primary school in Sydney, Australia. Timothy discovered DropTask [Ayoa] whilst looking for somewhere he could manage all his tasks in one place. From powerful task prioritisation to time efficiency, here’s how DropTask [Ayoa] works for Tim.

Read More
2 mins

Case Studies Customers

Relief for the eternally busy: DropTask [Ayoa] case study, Katie Allen

Katie Allen is a web developer and freelance artist, with a busy life to boot. Before DropTask [Ayoa], she was struggling to manage her many tasks and duties. DropTask [Ayoa] has allowed Katie to organize her multiple projects, and in a visual format which best suits her workload.

Read More

Comments are closed.