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gintko
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Ok, I am fucking finally pissed off...

My current company, I worked for last 1.5 years, for project management they use slack.

Every Monday we have meeting, and we go over every project and talk what must be done. Every project has it’s own channel with some stupid random code name which is impossible to remember because there is hundreds of other projects with similar name.

If there is something todo for dev he just gets mentioned in in channel.

No to-do’s, so basically u have no idea what u need to do, there’s no way to follow progress. Well, of course u can go over each channel and check if u need to do sth, but it takes fucking time. Also because of that u need keep your boss informed all the time about the progress. In others words it’s messy.

To make it worse, there’s usually a few different channels for the same project (1 for devs, 1 for designers, and others for something else like ux or videos).

I brought up this concern to boss many times, and every dev agreed. So for like a month we tried to use flow app, but still everyone used slack + designers told that they don’t like it. So after trial they said we are going to keep using slack. What the fuck?

Now I don’t actually mind their decision, but there one thing that I can’t stand about current method - slack is free, so all history and files gets deleted as time goes. I can’t even count how much times I needed to re-do some work just because slack deleted some files I had put there for later. Or lost some important information about project, that we needed to discuss over and over every month...

3 fucking more weeks left in this stupid company then I quit.

Comments
  • 10
    Too greedy to buy the paid version of Slack. Not listening to their employees 🤷🏽‍♂️
  • 6
    keeping n-thousands channels on the free version is insane
  • 1
    tell them to integrate slack with clickup. There's a free version and last I checked the paid accounts weren't but five or six bucks
  • 1
    A. Flock is better than slack and has integrations with github repos, google drive, calendars and you can build custom integrations.
    B. Your main problem is the way it has been decided to use slack, such as shitty naming conventions and duplicate projects.

    https://flock.com/uk/
  • 3
    Maybe you can integrate trello with slack
  • 2
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  • 3
    Pay slack and integrate it however you want maybe?
    There are trello and gihub integrations, slack has an API.

    It is doable.
  • 0
    That's an awful mess.
  • 1
    Rocket chat open source
  • 0
    It's been mentioned already but Trello (also free) a light weight Kanban board service can integrate with slack to post to a particular channel when you create/move/edit/assign cards (all optional and really configurable). You can have lots of boards on Trello each posting to their own slack channel. This should give you notification of new work and an area to to discuss it in place, but have a more permanent and easily viewable work tracking system. We used something similar to this in my last place and it was great, we had a channel for each 'project' on the go but we had about 15 channels in total including the default ones and ones for business and system admin
  • 0
    One suggestion would be: self hosted mattermost, a exactly clone of slack. Here we use it integrated with gitlab.
  • 1
    So not to just keep going on about it but clickUp is another kanban like trello. I tried both and found it easier to customize. That said I was using it for physical repair tickets so trello may have more suitable tools for development. Still worth looking into, the paid version is half the price and it integrates with slack as well.
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