Missed deadlines, skipped steps, incomplete tasks, lack of team communication – is this how you would describe your last work project? Not having an organized system in place for managing projects leads to more stress and lack of productivity. But there’s an answer! Here are this NYC Professional Office Organizer’s favorite project management apps.
Trello. This project management program is especially great suited for the more visual person, as it utilizes cards (along with lists and boards) to manage different projects. It is easy to collaborate in this program, so it’s a great choice for teams. With an upgrade, it also integrates with other applications that you are already using, such as SurveyMonkey or Evernote, right into its boards, so you can customize this program for your specific needs.
Teamwork. This program is an all-in- one system that includes project management space, helpdesk, and messaging all in one place – you can use one feature, or all of them! The project management program provides for simple team and client collaboration, saves everything to the Cloud so you can access it anywhere and everywhere, and integrates apps you are already using. Teamwork offers a free 30-day trial before upgrading to one of several business-size based options starting at $49 per month.
Podio. This program is different than the others on our list. Instead of making you work within their pre-designed system, Podio allows you to create the system that works for you. With a plug and play feature, you can utilize different functions, tools, and lists right inside the system. Podio allows for content, conversations, and processes to be stored right in the program, which makes it a good solution for teams. With the data visualization tools and automated workflows, this program could address your business needs.
Basecamp. This PM program is based on the idea of having one central location for organizing projects, internal communications, and client work. With separate spaces for your teams to collaborate and for you to manage specific projects, you also have to-do lists, message boards, chat spaces, schedules, document storage, and automatic check-ins for your team. Basecamp offers a free 30-day trial before upgrading to its $99 monthly fee.
Asana. This PM program is based on a simple checklist method for teams and individuals to track their work. Each project allows you to collaborate as a team, track steps and tasks, include documents and files, and the ability to comment right inside the task. With a calendar view and space for team conversations, this program keeps all communication and tasks in one place. Asana is free for teams of up to 15 people, with an upgrade for additional team members and benefits.
Utilizing a project management system for yourself, your clients, and your team will improve everyone’s productivity. Want more help with project management? Download my free project management checklist and apply it to your next project.