How do you manage?

How do you manage (your projects)?

There are so many project management tools available; we wonder what you've found to work best?  Many of us have tried several options from MSProject, Google Docs, and customized Excel trackers to online platforms like Basecamp, Trello, Podio, and zoho, but how do you determine what's best for your project tasks and resources?

The PM tool of choice really depends on a several things including:

1.  Complexity and length of your project:  If it takes more time to add and manage a task in a platform than it does to complete the task, it may be time to rethink what you're using. 

2.  Resources:  If you're working with a remote team in multiple time zones, you'll likely need a shared tool that's accessible for updating by all.

3.  Reporting requirements:  Depending on the reporting needs of your project stakeholders, you'll want to pick a tool that streamlines standard reporting. 

Project Management is about effective communication, staying organized, continuous forward progress, and implementing something that will ultimately streamline and improve a process. Keep this in mind as you scope out the management guide of your projects and be flexible to use what works best for each situation.

Let us know how you determine the best PM tool for your organization.

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