Project management tool is one of the important applications for planning, execution, tracking and closer of any project especially in IT services. Though there are many tools available in the market and over the cloud but finding a suitable project management tool which satisfy all the aspect of the requirement is a tedious job. Especially in the field of software services it should support to different methodology like Agile, Scrum, and Waterfall etc. some tools are paid and some are freeware with different licensing condition.
Use of a Project Management Tool
- Timeline definition
- Capture progress
- Help to identify risk
- Able to track budget i.e. over or under budget
- To identify resource availability
- Track utilization of a resource i.e. under utilize or over utilize
- Help to represent overall project status using break down charts, graphs.
- Help to monitor project progress – if deviating from the vision and timeline
- Task level progress tracking
Top project management tool
Trello is one of the popular free project management solution available in last few years with Kanban board approach to the masses and user can use it even if he/she don’t use Agile or Scrum project management methodologies. It provides Unlimited boards, task lists, cards, users, checklists, and attachments, one integration per board and up to 10MB for files.
Teamwork is a one of the cloud-based management tool that helps teams collaborate, organize tasks, and deliver on time. Some of the key features are Gantt charts, Kanban boards, task management, collaboration, reporting/project tracking, time tracking, and resource management. It has both the plans – free and paid one.
Free plan includes access for five users, two active projects and 100MB storage, and multiple support options like email, live chat, phone, online knowledge base.
Paid plans Include unlimited projects, greater storage, priority support, and more robust tracking, such as the portfolio view and risk register, the cost of up-gradation to a paid plan is max. $12.50 per user/ per month.
Asana is another very well-known cloud-based project and task management solution that helps companies manage and organize tasks and projects, communicate, and collaborate some other features included reporting, automatic notifications, customer portal, collaboration tools, dashboards, a mobile app, document management, and task assigning it also includes an inbox feature that captures all updates generated automatically by the software.
Free plan includes access up to 15 users and allows list, board, and calendar view, time tracking, and 100+ free integrations. It also includes unlimited tasks, projects, and the activity log..
Paid plans Upgrades start at $13.49 per user, per month. It includes things such as advanced integrations, dashboards, and custom branding.
A cloud-based work management solution which helps individuals and teams to set goals, manage tasks, and organize work in “project spaces.” Other key features included are task management, collaboration, reporting/project tracking, time tracking, and Gantt charts.
Free plan includes unlimited users, unlimited tasks, and project workspaces, 100MB of file storage, 24/7 support (chat, phone, email, and an online help center), as well as 100 uses of custom fields, 100 uses of goals, 100 uses of portfolios, and limited reporting.
Paid plan Include unlimited storage, integrations, full reporting options, and additional features such as Gantt charts and enhanced dashboard.