A Rumblelist is a repetitive set of tasks that you or your co-workers find themselves doing over and over. When you set up a Rumblelist, you are essentially documenting the steps required to complete some kind of re-occurring checklist or project.
Once you create your Rumblelist, you then start creating individual projects based off it. So for example, if you are a freelance wedding photographer, you may have a Rumblelist that you use every time you get a new client. This project may include things like:
- Pre-planning meeting with client
- Location visit
- Photo day
- Review and pick photos for album
- Review album
- Deliver to client
Every time you get a new customer, you can use this Rumblelist to track your progress and share it's status with your customer. So, in the above case, at any given time you may have a number of open projects for your "Photography Rumblelist" such as:
- Jill and Tom Brennan's wedding photos
- Marcia Lanier's pet album with "Spot"
- Howard Ray's High School graduation photos.
As you can see, for each of the above clients you create a new project under your Photo's Rumblelist. You can then track the progress for each of them independently or choose to share each one with your respective client.
Rumblelist's Help with Customer Communications
With each customer you can actually engage with them from Rumblelist, as each project gets it's own web-page that lets you publish the status of your tasks, and collaborate around them. Once you decide how you want to share a Rumblelist project, you can:
- Assign individual tasks to other participants, including the customer!
- Share files
- Chat in a private message board created specifically for project.
- and much more!
and don't worry if you need to tweak each Rumblelist once you start a project, that's not a problem at all!