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2/26/2020

Task management tools are a useful solution for team collaboration

Managing project tasks is a challenge.

To provide team members with an up-to-date overview of tasks, deadlines, project status and competency allocation, tools have been created that streamline the work by displaying all the necessary information in one place. Each team has different needs, so there are many project managements tools. Learn about the most popular tools from experts at Aliter Technologies.

Trello

Trello is a project management tool. The environment itself consists of several bulletin boards on which pages are formed. You can create and move tabs within sheets. It works similarly to post-it papers on a bulletin board. The tabs can be commented, you can set a deadline, create a to-do list, assign team members. The whole environment is very intuitive and easy to manage. Trello is the ideal solution for projects with multiple stages and frequent transfer of tasks in them.

Advantages:

  • user friendly interface
  • offers integration of other tools (Jira, Adobe XD and others)
  • free basic version
  • allows to add files and comment

Disadvantages:

  • reporting features are missing
  • difficult to use for managing more complex projects
  • does not offer an on-premise version

Platform:

  • Windows application
  • Mac OS application
  • iOS
  • Android

Use the app: Google, National Geographic, Kickstarter.

The price:

  • Free
  • Business class – € 9.99 / user / month
  • Enterprise – from € 20.83 / 20 users / month

 

Asana

Asana is a collaboration tool that helps teams manage projects at all stages. Work on projects can be divided in lists or bulletin boards. Within projects, teams can create tasks, assign them to individual team members, set deadlines.

Advantages:

  • integration with popular services like Dropbox, Slack, MS Teams and others
  • powerful free version
  • annual subscription discount
  • suitable for small teams
  • intuitive environment

Disadvantages:

  • does not offer applications for Windows and Mac
  • does not offer an on-premise version
  • not suitable for managing more complex projects
  • contains only basic reporting functions

Platform:

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Web

The application uses: Airbnb, Deloitte, NASA

The price:

  • Free
  • Premium – € 10.99 / user / month
  • Business – € 24.99 / user / month

Jira

Jira is a management tool for agile projects. It can be well configured and customized for use in a variety of situations. On-premise or cloud version is available for users. Jira is often recommended as one of the best project management softwares.

Advantages:

  • offers an on-premise version
  • suitable for managing all kinds of agile projects
  • the software is well adapted to the needs of the project
  • many resources are available for learning how to work with the tool

Disadvantages:

  • the user interface may be more demanding for new users
  • it takes time to learn how to work with the tool

Platform:

  • Web
  • iOS
  • Android

Application uses: Square, Ebay, Cisco

The price:

  • Starter – 10 € / 10 users / month
  • Standard – 7 € / 11-100 users / month
  • Premium – 14 € / 1-100 users / month

 

Smartsheet

Smartsheet is a flexible spreadsheet program that allows you to organize your data using a variety of features. In the basic view, it contains columns and rows of data to which you can add various parameters and content. This data can then be displayed in different types of graphs or in calendars. The app also includes a wide range of project management features.

Advantages:

  • import data from Microsoft Excel and Project, Google Sheets, Trello and more
  • many data display options
  • the environment is familiar to spreadsheet users

Disadvantages:

  • the user interface is not user-friendly enough
  • many features are not sufficiently intuitive
  • it takes time to learn how to work with the tool

Platform:

  • Web
  • iOS
  • Android

The application uses: Whirlpool, Western Digital, Cisco

The price:

  • Individual – € 12.50 / month
  • Business – 22 € / user / month

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