Looking for the best management tools for your next project? Consider this…
Good project management tools:
– Help you consolidate all your information into one place
– Create an overview of tasks, assignments, & deadlines etc.
– Build a balance of UI and UX for usefulness and easy navigation
– Have extras or thoughtful bonus features you didn’t even know you needed
– Have partner integrations with the apps you already use
– Offer great customer service so any issues can be dealt with swiftly
Whether you’re trying to manage a big project for a remote client, or tackling a small internal task, look for these types of project management tools to assist you along the way!
Overall Task Management Tools – i.e Asana
A good task manager helps you keep tabs on the entire project every step of the way.
Asana is one of the most widely used project management tools. Though it has competitors, it is preferred for its ability to integrate with many other web and mobile apps like Google Drive, Dropbox, Slack, GitHub, WordPress, MailChimp, and much more. Due to this fact, it is often your best choice for work consolidation.
Asana lets you:
– Assign, organize, track, and manage tasks for yourself and across teams
– Organize tasks into shared projects
– Communicate with teammates
– Know the status of all work through automatic updates
– Watch the status of work and projects with dashboards
– Use an iOS or Android app if preferred
Another great tool for this: Trello
Document Signing Tools – i.e DocuSign
Before projects can begin, it’s inevitable you will need to have things signed (NDAs, client contracts, project agreements, etc.). Using an e-signature platform has become a widely held practice and it’s now more secure and efficient than ever!
DocuSign gives you an easy, fast, secure way to send, sign, manage, and store documents in the cloud. DocuSign’s tagline is save money, time and trees – it will save you from having to scan, print or mail a document ever again.
We all have touch-screens on our smartphones and these types of tools let you sign with the wave of a finger!
Another great tool for this: HelloSign
File Sharing Tools – i.e. Google Drive
Google Drive always wins out above its competitors in the world of document sharing. It allows you to create and share documents right in the app which is great if you don’t have access to Microsoft programs like Excel or Word on all of your devices.
It’s also perfect for teamwork since it lets you edit and review changes made as a team and keep track of all past drafts.
Another great tool for this: Dropbox
Remote Meeting Tools – i.e Zoom
Remote meetings can be a technical nightmare but they are one of the most important parts of keeping your projects on track.
Zoom lets you host remote meetings and share your screen with your team quickly and efficiently. You can host morning meetings, run tutorials or hold comprehensive training sessions all with Zoom.
“Zoom combines HD video conferencing, online business meetings, webinars, and mobile capabilities into one collaborative solution.” – Prialto
Another great tool for this: GoToMeeting
Depending on your project needs, not every app or software you use will be utilized fully. But the great news is, all the apps mentioned in this post have free and beginner versions so you can try them out before you make any major commitment.
Project management tools are a great way to keep you and your team on track. However, it is important to choose the right ones for you. Use this post as a jumping off point and then look ahead at your future project needs. Make sure the apps, tools, and software you use have the integrations you need and are consistent with updates.
Good COO Resources can make the difference between a smoothly-run project and a total mess. You always want to choose the tools that not only get the job done today but change with the times and set you up for the most long-term success!
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