“Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet.”, said Henry Mintzberg. Stuck with the project? Bottlenecks? Timelines mismatch? Or conversation silos?
What is Project Management Software?
Project management software encircles a wide range of solutions from lighter work management tools up to robust portfolio management solutions.
Below is the list of tools to use:
It’s a Cloud-based task manager that works across all devices. It allows lists to be shared individually or through a business team. Tasks include comments, links, notes and can be delegated easily.
Price: Freemium! Pro and premium features, it starts at $4.99 per month.
Pro Tip: Use of #hashtags and folders keep your task lists clean and easy to prioritize.
Slack is a replacement for email inside your team. It allows teams to organize and prioritize messages in one central program. Your inbox size reduces with the organized message channels. Sending direct messages and saving conversations and documents is made easier through Slack.
Slack has been recently recognized as the fastest rising start-up. We’ve heard stories about teachers/professors setting up a Slack group for every class. Productive teamwork happens in a channelized manner!
Price: Freemium. Premium features start at $6.97 per user per month.
Pro Tip: Use the /remind function to set quick reminders for responding to an email. Help a teammate to know about your upcoming meeting or when to walk your dog!
Teamwork is a work and project management tool that helps teams to improve collaboration, visibility, and accountability. It allows integration with Google Drive for easy storing and sharing of documents.
They have a help desk software for customer interaction, a team chats software, a content collaboration, and planning software. Students can upload and store documents within the personal account.
Striking feature: Pricing is based on the storage space opted and the number of projects.
It’s one of the best tools for sales. Space is a task management software with chat. It helps to communicate and collaborate with clients, team members and departments. People can manage workflow and monitor the progress.
Different workspaces for different clients, teams or departments can be created
Converting conversation into the task
Adjustable tasks – set date, assign people to it, add tags, description, files, comment on it, add estimates, copy task
Calendar integration and Google docs attachments
Kanban board with tasks
Time Camp time tracking integration
Available as Web, mobile, and desktop app
Price: Free, Premium account – $5/user/month
Not familiar with Gantt charts or project management vocabulary? It’s highly visual and intuitive, making it ideal for the non-project manager. Trello feels instantly familiar thanks to its card-based design.
Within each card are lists of tasks. Cards can be moved around in any order to adjust priorities. When a card is opened, create lists, upload files, create and update cards via email, etc.
When a project is created, an email address is assigned to it for sending an email to make changes to any project.
Being a student demands sacrifice. It should be painless. Make use of the above tools to help you and your team to manage projects!