I'm designing the UI for a PMS (project management system) web app which handles multiple projects. Basically, it's an app that is pretty similar in functionality to Basecamp so it needs to contain multiple client projects.
My question is, since the initial web app will need a menu for basic tasks like account settings, view all projects...etc, where should I put the menu for each of the different projects (ie. add discussion, add to-do list...etc)
I've looked at what the old Basecamp used to do, and basically they replaced the basic tasks menu (account settings, view all projects) with the menu for the projects whenever the user clicked on a new project. However, I've always found this to be confusing to users so that's not really what I want to do.
Screenshots/mockups of design suggestions would be a plus.