How to Find the Right Project Management Software for Your Business
Do you have tasks in 3 planners, 8 google calendars and 237 to-do lists scattered around your desk? And instead of feeling in control, you just feel more lost?
You need a project management tool!
There are lots of tools out there to choose from so here’s how you choose the perfect project management software for your business.
Start with ‘why’
Before you even start looking at the tools available to you, think about ‘why’. Start by asking yourself why you need a project management tool for your business.
What is the most important thing it should so for you?
This could be anything from being a place to braindump to being a tool that makes it easy to collaborate with your team.
Make a list of features that your project management tool should have in order to help you with these things.
Look around + compare
Now that you have decided what the non-negotiable features are, it’s to look at your options and compare tools.
Keep in mind that the perfect piece of software doesn’t exist!!
Head to Google and search for project management tools and start looking around at the options available.
Some of the more popular project management tools include:
Compare the features of each, as well as the monthly cost of using them (make sure you check which features are only available on pro accounts etc.). Make sure to watch my Trello vs. Asana video right here.
play around with free trials
One of the best ways to find out if a project management tool is right for you is to test it out!
Lots of tools like Asana, Trello and ClickUp offer free accounts or free trials of the pro versions. So set up an account in all of the ones that catch your eye and have a play around with them.
Create mock projects and tasks and see how the various features work. You’ll soon find a tool that seems to work better than the others for you.
start managing your projects!
Once you’ve found a tool that you like, start moving your projects and tasks into the new system.
You might have to shuffle your projects and tasks around a bit to find your perfect set-up, but that is normal.
However you decide to set things up, try to get into the habit of checking into your system every workday. There’s no point in spending days setting up a system if you’re never going to use it!
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