ImpTime – a free development and attention management system

The world needs a system that actually knows how to run a software project.



We’ve seen too many scrum meetings where the CEO applauds a graph that goes up, or a pie chart with all the right colours, while under the hood the managers don’t know what’s happening and the devs are winging it because there’s no structure that handles every decision. And when the team decides to do two stand-ups each morning and wonders what day-of-the-week it is, you know it’s all over, no matter what the burn-down chart says.


There are systems out there that do half a job. Jira is a popular choice, but it doesn’t do finance and it’s not opinionated enough, amongst other failings. Other systems also take a nibble at the pie, but not a big enough bite. As a development company we were never happy with these existing solutions, we wanted something comprehensive that would run our whole company, from proposal to invoice, and to encapsulate our expanding knowledge about how agile really works on the ground.


So, being a bespoke software company, we rolled our own.


The result is something that:


There’s some rough edges, but it works, it aims very high and its kept us lean and efficient for many years.


For a while we’ve been wondering whether we should take our solution to market and whether it can pay its way. On the positive side, having clients use our system helps us remain efficient. And having a commercial product would be nice. But then, it’s a crowded space and until a gazillion people are using it, it won’t make any money. We also want to keep improving the system to match our vision, without paying-customers dragging us sideways in the short-term.