There are different types of software to manage projects depending on your needs and the budget you have. In many cases, the cost of the software depends on both the number of users and the subscription plan selected. With each improved plan, a greater number of software features get unlocked, which all members can then use.
Let’s look at the different type of project management software to see how they’re suitable for various types of work.
Boards & Tasks
The concept of having boards, with tasks displayed as cards, is a familiar one to many software developers. Due to this familiarity, programmers working with this type of project management software find it an easier transition, as some aspects of it are already familiar, especially if they work within the agile development paradigm already. RedmineUP for example offers their project management software with special Redmine plugins to increase its initial functionality. It’s easy to set up and is incredibly user friendly, so the entire team will adapt to using it almost instantly.
Which software works best for your development team depends on how large it is, how complex is the application they’re developing and the features that are needed. The cost of a good project management in SaaS subscription model isn’t that high and there are often free versions or plans to try before making the final decision.
The modest To Do list with a few additional bells and whistles is a good start. These apps commonly run in a web browser as a web app, on the Windows desktop (sometimes Mac or Linux too), and as a mobile app.
The benefit of using a task list is their simplicity. Depending on the app like Remember the Milk, Wunderlist or another one, you can rapidly add tasks, assign them to individual people, add due dates, reminders, and more. Some apps allow the creation of project and sub-projects too. At a basic level, a project manager can create projects for software under development, sub-projects for each team or mini project within it, then assign tasks and who’s responsible for them using a task list app.
Vertical Project Lists
These types of apps, like Asana, let a project manager create a group comprised of tasks that fit within categories like Development, Pending, or Completed. Tasks can be assigned to a member of staff. The approach allows for a visual scanning from top to bottom of the outstanding tasks. This can further be broken down into mini projects in some applications too.
Unlike a To Do list type app, these are aimed at project management more than disassociated task management and assignment of tasks to different members of staff. Sometimes, this software also integrates with third-party apps to share data and move it between them to facilitate ease of use. The integrations avoid having some notes in one app and a task list in another one, with no easy way to access them both in a single application.
Project management is an essential aspect of business. By using the right project management software that is in line with your employee’s needs, operations will be function with ease.