It’s becoming less and less important for us to work from the traditional office. Business women are working from home more often and so is their team. With tons of powerful cloud storage options, video conferencing and project management tools available, we can build successful companies with people halfway across the world without ever meeting in person!
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Below are some project management tools well suited to this kind of new age working style. So, let’s take a look at some of the best options available and if you have used or are using any of these, tell us about your experience in the comment's section below.
Sqwiggle is a project management system that incorporates video chat. They offer a free and paid option, based on your needs. This lets team members and business owners see photos of their team working throughout the day, and when they want to chat, it’s just a quick click to do so.
Google Docs is fantastic for project management, as it allows you to edit documents in real-time and to see what others are doing. Also a free option. You can see who is viewing a given ﬁle at any given time as well, to ensure that you’re not all making changes and undoing each other’s hard work! Throw in the oﬃce suite and impressive storage, and this is a very capable piece of software.
Asana is one of the biggest and best known project management tools, and it has a number of great features that make it perfect for remote working. Again, teams can create and organize tasks, assign responsibilities, and set goals.
Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.
Slack is sometimes referred to as a ‘team chat’ app, but really, it goes beyond this and is almost a ‘remote oﬃce’. As well as letting you chat to your team members, this also allows you to see feeds from various online tools, including Trello and more.
Now, over to you... do you use a project management tool? What's your experience?