Training Your Team
Introducing a new tool to your team can be a bit intimidating. Here's a few things that help you introduce Basecamp to your team!
Use the HQ project for training/onboarding
And here's a sample message you can tweak for your team.
Subject: Welcome to Basecamp!
Welcome to Basecamp — an online platform we're using to organize our team and projects. It's your one-stop hub for our work.
This initial space I’ve invited you to is our HQ. It's our place to post company-wide announcements everyone should know about, chat socially around the Campfire, and post files and other stuff everyone needs.
I’ll also create other teams and projects as we need. Think of teams as mini-HQs set up for a team. Projects are where our major project work will go.
A Few Basecamp Resources
- The Learn Center will help you master the Basecamp basics.
- The Help Guides are great for diving more into how Basecamp works.
- Intro to Basecamp 3 video will walk you through setting up a project. The Basecamp team also offers weekly live Q&A classes.
- The Support page will put you in contact with the Basecamp customer support team.
If you have questions about anything at all, don't hesitate to ask!
Don't add everyone to every project.
Use heartbeats to keep folks in the loop.
Set expectations with your team around chat.
The best way for people to see value in Basecamp is to try it. Start with a small group of people and projects. Then expand out to everyone else in your company.
Want to chat with our support team about rolling Basecamp out to your team? Drop us an email here.
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