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:
#TimeCampTalk Starts Now! Choose one #projectmanagement method – which one will it be? And why? #GrowthHacking
— 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.
@klewer8 still deciding…but we are liking @Trello…
— 𝙼𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚊 𝙷𝚒𝚌𝚔𝚜 ⛈ (@JustStormy) January 14, 2016
@klewer8 I like working with slack+@trello 🙂
— 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!
@timecamp #Scrum, With dynamic requirements,it's easy to plan and achieve small goals with a fully focused team.#GrowthHacking #TimeCampTalk
— Sumudu Siriwardana (@sumusiriwardana) January 11, 2016
@klewer8 @codecondoltd We choose @planio a long time ago and it works great 😉 especially when you use Scrum methodology in your projects
— 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
@timecamp We built @tribe_do bc we think project management tools are sometimes too bulky. W/ Tribe you manage and share work, not projects
— Tribe (@tribe_do) January 11, 2016
Most of the users signalized 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:
@klewer8 @timecamp DEPENDS!! 3 Factors (1) the project size & (2) the team, & (3) Reporting to Management! Assess this 1st. Great question!
— Tiffany Marcos (@TiffMarcos) January 20, 2016
@timecamp hello guys! I’ll pick a custom made methods. No one size fits all in PM.
— 🍷💯 (@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:
What is your most favorite project management tool? Maybe you’re using the mix now?
Is there anything that you want to say to the project managers, your own advice? Why don’t you post it here or write on Twitter with #TimeCampTalk hashtag?
Don’t forget to integrate with TimeCamp and leave your feedback. We can’t wait to read it!
One thought on “Project Management Tools: How To Choose The Best One?”
Thanks for including our opinion in the research! As we can see we’re the only ones who make use of Planio. Of course we also use Trello, but it’s not as extensive as Planio or Jira.