In a lot of ways initiatives (or projects or programs) are like companies. They come in every shape and size. The way companies and teams manage their initiatives is also completely unique. Some prefer a very flat plan, with few levels and long task lists. Others create deep hierarchies, with sub-initiatives, phases and tasks. Still others just use tasks and create their hierarchies out of those. The point in all of this is each company and team follows their own process and won’t use a tool that forces them down a different path.

To support the infinite ways companies and teams use to manage work, we’ve made some key improvements to our work plan.

UntitledOrganize Work The Way You Want To

Initiatives, Phases and Tasks: Organize them anyway you want, create as many sub items as you need, set security at any level.

  • Tailor the plan to match your process.
  • Grant access to different levels of the plan: The plan may be large and confusing for most, grant access to pieces rather than the whole thing.
  • Allow team members to extend the plan and add detail.
  • Quickly modify the plan with drag-and-drop.


Screen Shot 2013-05-02 at 4.12.45 PMManage the Work from a Single View

No need to navigate to different pages or change views. Participating in discussions, managing attachments, viewing sub-work items & editing can all be done through the ‘Work Plan’.




With the improvements we’ve made to the work plan, Shibumi can now conform to your process, not the other way around. Give it a try, we’d love to hear how it works for you.