What is project management? Simply put, project management is being able to stay on top of your deadlines, keep track of your resources and your deliverables, keep good communication with your project team members and stakeholders and control every aspect of your project whilst steering it to a satisfactory outcome. This might seem like a lot for one person but with the right project management software tools you can transform the manner in which you do this, coordinating even the most complex of projects with clarity and ease.
Whether you are looking for something that will help you to track individual progress, keep on top of your communication or even improve your efficiency there are plenty of software packages to choose from. Here we look at the pick of the crop for 2021.
Founded in 2012, Monday.com offer a winning combination for any project manager with accessible features and clever tools that can assist at every stage of the project. This is software that is very modern, customisable, and incredibly easy to use. For those project managers who are looking for an easy way to visualise teams, timelines, and tasks at a glance this is the perfect tool that can offer them all of the integration capabilities they might need. It also offers a built-in activity log that records progress. Monday.com was the Best productivity App winner of the 2019 Webby Awards.
Since 2002, Wrike, an American company have been involved in the field of project management as an application service provider. Their software solutions are incredibly popular with project managers everywhere and it really isn’t difficult to see why. They offer a powerful, easy, and fast solution that is ideal for all sizes of team. The interface is easy to tailor to the exact requirements of your project and it offers both Kaban-like boards and Gantt charts making it the perfect way to put those project management skills to good use.
An Estonian company offering business management solutions since 2013 Scoro is the ideal software for those people looking to keep their team engaged and aligned. It offers the user unlimited customisable dashboards and powerful integration and automation capabilities. Scoro are so confident that project managers will love their product that it is offered with a 14-day free trial so that companies can explore all of the options that it has to offer.
This popular project management software solution is currently only available in Europe and North America. It offers a fantastic range of customisations all under the one umbrella. It is incredibly easy to schedule resources and milestones using Celoxis as well as allocating the resources and it even comes with a 30-day free trial, making it great for those project managers who are looking for something new but don’t want to commit until they are certain they have found all the features they require.
Whatever software you opt for, it’s essential you learn all its benefits and how to use it correctly to get the best out of it. Whether you opt for training from the provider or go through the manual yourself, this will give you the best opportunity to take advantage of all the software has to offer.