Goshido service shutdown

Posted on 07. Jan, 2017 by admin in Product

I’m sorry to announce the goshido.net and goshido Jive app have been shutdown. Thanks to all our customers and everyone who worked on the product.

Kind Regards,

Goshido and Jive Turn Project Collaboration into Action with !APP Experiences

Posted on 14. May, 2012 by tom in New Ways to Work, Product

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and LIMERICK, Ireland, May 2, 2012 Goshido and Jive Software Inc., the industry’s largest pure-play social business provider, just made business collaboration even easier.  Earlier today, Jive launched its Jive !App Experiences, a breakthrough capability that seamlessly integrates business applications into the Social Business workflow.  Goshido’s new task and project management !App allows Jive users to turn team collaboration into productive action.  It’s the ultimate project execution tool—scalable, flexible and easy to use.  The app is available now via Jive Cloud.

“Goshido is an elegant social solution that boosts productivity,” said Jive Apps Market VP, Robin Bordoli.  “It can effortlessly handle large or small projects within or across teams, functional areas or entire organizations.  Few collaborative tools enable such rich flexibility.  It’s a natural fit to illustrate the power of the new Jive !App Experiences.”

“For us, making business more agile is just the start,” said Goshido CEO Tom Brennan.  “It’s action and results that really count.  That imperative holds true for individuals and their daily to-do lists, and large groups driving complex multi-year projects.  And that’s the promise of the new !App capability.  Now, users can create and insert Goshido actions right into their Jive documents and discussions.  Then, right from within Jive, activities and projects can be coordinated, managed and implemented in Goshido.”

Built for today’s knowledge worker, Goshido is changing how people work together.  While conventional project management solutions are focused on ‘management,’ Goshido helps individual employees to ‘accomplish.’  This ‘action’ overlay is Goshido’s essential differentiator.  It’s what’s valued most by Goshido users.

With the Jive !App integration, Goshido users can:

  • Create actions from within content in Jive, and quickly and easily create actions that can stand alone or be part of a much bigger project.
  • Work with actions right within their Jive What Matters stream.
  • Launch Goshido from a Jive Action Menu, and get right to work.

Please try Goshido, our collaboration & project management platform.  Everyone is a project manager these days.  Goshido is the best way to run any project.

New features: multi-project dashboard & calendar

Posted on 10. Jan, 2012 by ger in Product

We’ve built some new features into Goshido that help you get better visibility of your projects.

Multi-project dashboard

The project list now includes features to tell you the status of all your projects at a glance. For each project you can see:

  • Automatically updated %-complete
  • Automatic countdown of time-remaining
  • Color coded status indicators for actions/projects

When someone completes actions deep within a project, the %-complete and time-remaining is updated automatically at higher levels of the project.
This is reflected on the multi-project dashboard.

Calendar View

The new calendar view shows you actions you’re involved in which have deadlines which are due soon.

Learn more

Thank you for reading. Please try Goshido, our collaboration & project management platform. Goshido can can give you great visibility of all of your projects. We’d love to know what you think of these new features.

Goshido + Jive: Making Project Management Social

Posted on 05. Oct, 2011 by tom in Events, New Ways to Work, Product, blog

There’s a revolution happening in the way businesses are being organized. Traditional command-and-control hierarchies are evolving into an emergent-and-adaptive network of people working across organizational boundaries. The best performing organizations have universal accountability. Goshido helps organizations be more agile and naturally accountable.

This week we’re at JiveWorld where we’re showing our latest integration, which connects Goshido with the Jive Software platform. This integrated offering will soon be available in the Jive Apps Market, and we’re convinced that it will help advance our goal of transforming how knowledge workers engage and collaborate.

A great idea in a Jive discussion could become a complex project for an entire team, executed in Goshido. Knowledge work projects don’t always follow pre-programmed roadmaps, but most project management solutions are designed as if they do. With Goshido, anyone can connect actions together into projects that can evolve and grow.

Goshido is project management for people who are doing the work. Unlike traditional project management solutions, Goshido scales to handle complex projects while remaining easy to use. Most project management solutions focus on planning. Goshido helps you focus on execution.

The nature of work has changed. Goshido helps you keep pace with that change. Our software helps teams to execute projects – to keep all the moving parts moving. Hundreds of teams all over the world are using Goshido to get work done. When everyone on your team is focused on the things that matter, work flows and you can accomplish the extraordinary.

Thank you for reading

We hope you found something useful. Please try Goshido, our collaboration & project management platform. Goshido can help you and your teams to take action in the absence of orders and communicate with clarity.

Why we built Goshido

Posted on 07. Apr, 2011 by ger in New Ways to Work, Product

Goshido is a labour of love that was born of frustration – a frustration that many people share.

Juggling Projects in Intel

I was a software architect working on a large project in Intel and our new chip was just spluttering into life. Engineers in Ireland, USA (Massachusetts & Arizona) and India were working day and night to keep the project moving. I arrived into the office one morning, picked up a tea in the canteen and headed for my desk. As my laptop woke, I sipped some tea. As Outlook synced new emails from the server, I checked the share price on Yahoo Finance, +15c. I wondered how the testing had gone in Phoenix over the weekend.

My mood imploded. 253 unread emails in my inbox. Groan.

Inbox Zero

At the time, I was trying Merlin Mann’s excellent inbox zero technique, so I set to work triaging my emails.

Inbox zero suggests you skim each email and decide if it’s an action, information or noise. If it’s actionable and easy to do – do it. If it’s actionable and takes a bit longer, mark it for later processing. If it’s not actionable, delete it or archive it.

Sometimes it can be hard to categorize an email. Some emails drag on and on with the action is hidden in the third last paragraph. To be honest, I wandered off track, spent at least 20 minutes writing a reply to an email about another project before I remembered inbox zero. 2 hours, 8 minutes later I was at inbox zero and I had 16 emails marked as actionable. The good news: the testing had gone well in Phoenix. The bad news: my brain was fried by all of the context switches as I lurched from one email to the next. I needed another cup of tea.

A Universal Problem

This tale of woe is repeated in offices and workplaces around the world every day. Email is really just a symptom of the problem. Most people are juggling many chunks of work at the same time, don’t communicate about them effectively, get distracted by the urgent stuff, and veer away from the important. Tension escalates. Groups try to remedy this by spending time in meetings or writing status reports or crafting even more emails.

Over the years I’ve worked in big companies and tiny companies and the problem affects both in different ways. While big companies might have many people on a project, small companies tend to have many small informal projects.

What about tool X?

Over the years I’d tried many many tools: web-based collaboration, enterprise social, wikis, project management, and bug-trackers. The web-collaboration tools worked well for projects of moderate size (and small numbers of them). The wikis and enterprise social tools worked well for sharing information, not so good for coordinating action. The project management and bug trackers worked well for engineers but saw low adoption in cross-disciplinary teams.

For one reason or another, the teams I worked with, abandoned the new tool and drifted back to emails and shared documents/spreadsheets.

Techniques that work

Despite these tools issues, I’ve tried interesting techniques like Scrum (a form of agile project management), GTD (a brilliant personal productivity technique by David Allen), and mindfulness. However the tools for these techniques are either specific to a domain (like software development), for individuals (not teams), or non-existent. Some of the projects I worked on achieved significant successes with Scrum, using nothing more than a truck-load of post-its and a sense of humor.

So that’s why we’ve built Goshido – a cloud platform that can help you (and the people you work with):

  • Focus on doing the things that matter
  • Communicate with clarity about actions
  • Complete massive projects (or 100s of informal ones)

Next steps

So if you feel overwhelmed by all the work coming at you, and you’ve tried lots of other tools and found them wanting, try something different:
Try Goshido (free trial)

We hope you find Goshido as useful as we do, and if you do, be sure to let us know.