Mr Fujita: KiteRa was founded in April 2019 and launched the internal regulation SaaS "KiteRa" in July of the same year. Currently, as the COO of KiteRa, I am in charge of product planning, marketing, development management, and corporate operations. Prior to the founding of KiteRa, I have worked in PM and PdM on various web and application development projects, so I have used various project management tools so far.
KiteRa is a cloud service that allows you to easily create and operate work rules and company regulations that support work style reforms on the Web.
Mr Fujita: We have been developing products since our founding, and we still use Backlog as our development management tool. On the other hand, there are various tasks other than development in the management of the company, so Repsona is used to manage the "tasks other than development".
Mr Fujita: To manage this "tasks other than development", I initially created a Gantt chart using Google Sheets. I was operating by making the line of the completed task gray and setting the line height to 0, but the operation became heavier.
Next, I used Backlog for "non-development task" management. Since it was already used for development, there is no additional cost to create another project. However, after all it is for development, and it is difficult to use the screen to use it mainly on the Gantt chart.
Next, I gave up on Gantt chart and tried using Kanban-style Trello. As a result, if there is no Gantt chart, the deadline becomes less conscious and the critical path becomes invisible.
Next, I found a Trello plugin that can use the Gantt chart and tried to use it, but it was not easy to use and we could not get it to operate.
Spreadsheets are getting heavier
Mr Fujita: Originally, I have been doing PM and PdM work for a long time in the world of system development, and I have broken down huge tasks, made Gantt charts, made plans, and carried them forward. I like Gantt charts.
So, when I searched for Gantt tools in the world again, I found some. Among them, I tried something that can be used for free and started using Repona.
Repsona can add and remove tasks easily on the Gantt chart screen, and can change the parent-child relationship of tasks easily on the Gantt chart screen. I thought this was the best free Gantt chart tool.
Add and remove tasks easily, and change the parent-child relationship of tasks easily.
Mr Fujita: I have been using it since the beta version was provided. I made some suggestions for improvement and immediately responded, so there is no particular point that I feel shortage. I think it's very easy to use.
We received a lot of kind feedback
Mr Fujita: When KiteRa was developing the beta version, I used the beta version of Repsona, so I feel like a classmate. I heard that Repsona will evolve into a communication tool that puts more emphasis on "people". With the increase in online communication such as remote work, I hope that it will grow into a tool that will improve the relationships in the workplace.
KiteRa Co., Ltd. COO Tomohito Fujita
Operability is easy to understand compared to other tools, and the burden when using with new members is small. I am very satisfied.
It's really nice to have project management and document management in one tool
I tried various task management software and Repsona was "just right".