To most of us project manager’s work seems familiar with task management, sometimes with people management as well. It’s about using the resources optimally to achieve all the goals. Project managers are still looking for their own solutions and methods to make the management yet easier and there are lots of useful tools on the IT market, created by programmers, graphic designers and editors working together.
There was a long discussion among our employees about best project management tools. We couldn’t choose the only one, so we decided to ask Twitter users about their favourite kind of software. That’s why #TimeCampTalk action has been started!
Project Management Tools: Let People Talk!
That’s the question we have asked people connected with project management:
— TimeCamp (@timecamp) January 11, 2016
The number of answer we received was really satisfying, especially because of their professional character. We were also surprised with some funny replies:
@timecamp best PM method… Put my Mum as a sponsor…She has that 'look' that makes me get stuff done v.quickly whiteout her saying a word
— Ralf Finchett (@pmoplanet) January 12, 2016
In most of the answers we got what we’ve expected.
Asana, Trello and Slack turned out as the most useful project management tools.
— Melissa Hicks (@JustStormy) January 14, 2016
— Arnaud Trouvé (@cinecharlie) January 14, 2016
@klewer8 We use Confluence and JIRA at my company. But for a free solution Asana is hard to beat.
— Darren Jansen (@DarrenTJansen) January 12, 2016
People involved in our action mentioned also a lot of impressive offline project management methods and less popular tools.
There were many useful advices for project managers in those answers as well. We must admit that this feedback refreshed our view at project management software!
— Sumudu Siriwardana (@sumusiriwardana) January 11, 2016
— applandeo 💻📱 (@applandeo) January 12, 2016
@timecamp Agile with contextual communicatoin. Beacouse it's Smart and simple. Fast and precise. And I love Kanban in bussines.
— Arkadiusz Gos (@GosArek) January 11, 2016
— Tribe (@tribe_do) January 11, 2016
Most of the users sygnalized that the choice of project management tool or method is forced by the type of project in and of itself.
Although those answers below seem to be neutral, they are true in fact:
— Tiffany Marcos (@TiffMarcos) January 20, 2016
— Duane Baker (@DBaker007) January 20, 2016
@timecamp hello guys! I’ll pick a custom made methods. No one size fits all in PM.
— Vincent Birlouez (@vincentbir) January 11, 2016
This action was really enlightening to us – we met lots of points of views in all the answers. It’s hard to choose the one and only from project management tools, because most of the people expect something different than the others.
What are the conclusions?
- Use the mix of tools,
- Some of the projects need also offline discussions,
- Try the new solutions, find the right one for your projects,
- Your mom is your first project manager 😉
As a time tracking software designers we looked over our own data to see which are the most used integration by our customers. Here’s the chart: