Organization, communication and accountability is the holy trinity for management of the 3Ps (Projects, Product, and Programs). Successful project managers love testing new software and apps to gain more efficiency and transparency.
What new apps are on every project manager’s ‘must have’ list? Here are ASB Resource’s Top 5 Apps to streamline your project management responsibilities.
When we reviewed these project management apps, we focused on increasing productivity and effectively managing projects – from start to completion.
Top 5 Apps for Project Management
Slack is where project management happens! From planning the holiday party to deploying code or launching a new million dollar product. Slack is used by two-person startups to Fortune 10 corporations. With a 5/5 overall rating from Capterra, Slack is the darling of project management for ease of use, features & functionality, customer support and value for money.
Smartsheet has some very cool credentials, *2015 Google Marketplace App of the Year,” “2015 Microsoft 365 App of the Year” and *Gartner Cool Vendor 2015 – Project & Portfolio Management.” Smartsheet earned their accolades with an easy-to-use interface, file sharing, Gantt charts and work automation. Smartsheet is used by small and large work teams in SMBs and enterprise companies.
Monday.com is all about collaboration. It lets you quickly see with one glance the status of every project. With a strong focus on user interface, monday.com is a favorite because it’s easy to learn and you get the satisfaction of turning tasks green when they are done.
Write is for midsize to enterprise companies that have multiple projects and clients. Write is a complete start-to-finish solution, including visualization, workflows and tasks.
Mavenlink is ideal for a professional service business, especially engineering, IT services, financial and consulting. Mavenlink is a centralized project management app that includes project management, collaboration, time tracking, resource management and project financials.
Compare and Test
You can do a quick feature and pricing comparison using Capterra; however, keep in mind, the vendors supply the content to Capterra. But you can quickly narrow your choices to the features and budget that fits your business’s need.
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