Trying to manage a project without project management software can turn into a Godzilla-like apocalypse quickly.
Teams that juggle multiple projects can’t rely on their memories to keep them all organized. And trying to keep it all together in email is a recipe for disaster. To deliver projects on time and within budget, information needs to be written down, deadlines plotted, and documents shared. Team members need to be in constant communication with one another. That’s the kind of information that quickly outgrows email threads and spreadsheets. When your team needs to get serious about managing projects, the solution is to get project management software.
Project Management Software
Project management apps are online systems for both working and collaborating in real-time on projects. These real-time workspaces let team members and outside partners keep an eye on every detail that brings a project to fruition. They typically provide an overview of all the projects in the pipeline, as well as the nitty-gritty details about the daily work being done to move the projects forward.
Inside these apps, employees work together to break complex projects into component parts, namely milestones, tasks, and subtasks.
I’ve compiled a list of the five best free project management software applications. Let’s start with number five.
5. Zoho Projects
Zoho Projects has a dense list of features and, incredibly, its interface has been compared to the intuitive layout of Facebook. For Waterfall enthusiasts, Zoho Projects has incredible Gantt chart options, allowing users to set complicated tasks and milestones. Zoho Projects also offers time sheets and detailed reporting features (and for those who don’t want to make their own reports, it has 50 pre-made templates to choose from!). Continue reading “Top Project Management Tools for 2016”