Exercise 7: Project management tools

Asana

Cost: Free for 1 member or prices vary depending on how many members you sign up. (ex: up to 5 members for $21 per month, or up to 100 members for $834 per month) All payments are paid annually, but monthly plans are also available.

Features:

  • Create tasks for work you plan to do or need a teammate to do, instead of sending an email
  • Organize your tasks into shared projects for your initiatives, meetings & lists
  • Keep conversations with tasks, instead of scattered across email
  • Never read a status email again; get automatic updates about tasks that matter to you
  • A search function
  • Integrations which make it easier to connect Asana with other tools you use
  • Add attachments, via Dropbox, Box & Google Drive
  • Mobile function, you can work from anywhere on any IPhone or Android
  • Due dates reminder to help ensure tasks aren’t forgotten about
  • Calendar function allows you to visualize your team’s goals & milestones
  • Dashboard, allows you to see the projects that matter the most to you
  • Add multiple team members (up to 100) in order to create a collaborative environment
  • Inbox feature, which allows you to save activity on tasks and projects you’re following in one place
  • Easy to use

Producteev  

Cost: Free or Pro for $99/month (same except for Outlook integration for Windows, personalized support, color and logo customization)

Features:

  • create a network which is your company’s workplace on Producteev. It includes all your projects, tasks and collaborators in one place.
  • create projects to collaborate on to-do lists that can be shared across any number of collaborators, from a few people to your entire company. Tasks can be assigned, labeled, prioritized, tracked, commented on, and even set as a recurring reminder.
  • you can label and prioritize tasks or projects
  • subtasks can be assigned for greater detail in steps to be taken and allows for easier tracking
  • includes deadlines for projects and tasks
  • can attach files
  • can include unlimited users, projects, tasks, and subtasks
  • apps for iPhone, Android, iPad, Mac & Web
  • can send notifications to apps and emails
  • user-friendly (Shannon has used it for personal and work project before with just her as well as other collaborators and it worked really well, you could be as detailed or general as you needed and the Mac App updated really well, it is very easy to create a network and add people into it, she has not tried the deadlines or priorities features)
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