When you are working with multiple teams, juggling multiple projects with multiple components, it can be nearly impossible to keep track of all the balls, let alone keep them all coordinated and in the air. Thankfully, there are multiple team and project management tools available on the Internet, including those that subscribe to agile project management principles.
One of the most popular services is Asana and for good reason. It offers a robust set of features for teams of varying sizes, but could your organization benefit from trying some fantastic Asana alternatives too? Here are five of the best for you and your team to consider.
If Asana is among the biggest and best known names in the project management space, then it can be argued that Basecamp is even bigger. Utilized by such companies as Etsy, NASA, Adidas and Kellogg’s, Basecamp aims to organize your collective chaos and help you work toward “finishing a project together.” In addition to the web-based interface, Basecamp is also available for Android and iOS devices, making it easy to check in on project status anywhere, any time.
Basecamp offers a free two-month trial. After that, pricing starts at $20 per month for 10 active projects and 3GB of web space. You might also look into Basecamp Next for some additional features.
As with Basecamp, the big objective with Flow is to help you “work together” with your team members, regardless of their geographic location. What’s useful here is that you don’t necessarily have to set up a separate account with Flow, as you can sign up using your Google account. Flow promises to provide the Goldilocks approach to task management, neither going too lean nor too complex. Get robust to-do lists with sub-tasks, easier team delegation with user-level visibility, and an optional calendar view. And yes, like most other Asana alternatives, there are apps for iOS and Android too.
You can try Flow for free for a period of 30 days. All plans come with unlimited workspaces, storage and projects. Pricing is based on team size with the $19/month Starter Plan supporting up to three users.
Overcoming the problem of device compatbility, Sciforma is based entirely on HTML5 technology. This means that you don’t need to get a separate app on each device you use, because everything can be handled easily and effectively through an HTML5-compatible web browser. Sciforma caters more to the enterprise end of the market with a web-based project management solution complete with Gantt charts and frameworks for everything from new product development to client project management with cost and revenue forecasts. Customers of Sciforma include Netgear, Fujitsu and Waterpik.
Pricing for Sciforma is quoted on a case by case basis after consultation.
Empowering you to collaborate with your team in real time, Teamwork Projects is meant to be “practical software that gets you organized.” Advanced privacy options limit access to sensitive information, Gantt charts track your team’s progress, and milestones set specific goals for projects. Everything is organized in one secure place and team members can provide status updates so everyone stays in the loop. Teamwork also integrates with apps and services you may already be using, like Dropbox, Zendesk and FreshBooks. Almost ironically for a list of Asana alternatives, Teamwork even integrates with Asana itself.
Pricing starts at $12/month for 5 projects and 1GB of space. Take Teamwork for a test drive with their 30-day unlimited free trial.
When standalone project management isn’t enough, Wrike steps it up by including a “real-time workspace for collaboration, discussion, and document sharing” too. The high level view offers perspective into the workload and deadline for the entire team, making leaders better able to establish priorities and set goals. The project planning component lets you keep track of ad hoc work too, adapting to how your team wants to work. Notable organizations that use Wrike include PayPal, HTC and Adobe.
For small teams with basic requirements, the free plan supports up to five users. For better project planning and collaboration, the base Professional plan is $49/month for up to five users and $99/month for up to 15 users.
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