Today almost everybody has access internet, everywhere, everytime. Internet at home, internet on the smartphone, there are even planes which have a hotspot. Therefore it is helpful to have your project management on the internet if you are working in an collaboration but for individual work as well. You and your team members can easily look up the status and what have to be done. A good platform we’ve done research on to facilitate this is basecamp.
It is impossible to work on a project only by using basecamp for communication but using it as a contact point to structure the tasks and providing an overview this platform is tremendously useful.
For tasks I mentioned above I would absolutely use an online platform. For meetings and working in groups I would prefer a face to face meeting but I would probably add video conferences with Skype or Google Hangouts for long-distance work.
I’m not only sure about the usage of platforms because I’ve done research but also because I’m already using basecamp for a project of mine. I upload the recent concepts and we can discuss them and agree on features and changes. But the greatest advantage is that because of the world wide web we can access it from wherever we are. Best circumstances for Open Innovators!