Being able to track and complete projects is the life blood of any organization. There are myriads of ways of doing this, and the key is simply to find the one that works for you. Over the past year I’ve run across a number of solutions that are cropping up on the web to help small business owners, and many of them look really neat. If you’ve been looking for a way to keep on top of projects, you may want to check out:
- Asana — Free for 30 users, Asana, promises to help your team work together faster, focused, and efficient. Collaboration, mobile integration, and versatility are built in at every level.
- TeamworkPM — Task management, milestone tracking, messages, and file management are all part of TeamworkPM’s approach to teamwork and project management. A 30-day free trial, a simplified free plan, plus other plans starting at $12/month.
- SmartSheet — Tracking projects in spreadsheets is commonplace, but SmartSheet takes this approach to a whole other level. Simple, smart, trusted, and flexible, apparently SmartSheet was even used to plan the Super Bowl, and has plans starting at $15.95/mo.
There are others out there too (like WorkEtc and Huddle), but while I’m on the topic of getting more organized, you may be interested to listen to a podcast episode by a friend of mine, Dallon Christensen, on “Eight Tech Tools for Getting Things Done” — he lists tools he’s experimented with over the last couple years, and what he’s found each is good for.
We’d love to hear of other tools you’ve found helpful, or if one of the above makes a big difference in the life blood of your business — just drop us a line!