There are a lot of great project management apps out there. Basecamp, Trello, Podio, and even Facebook’s Workplace hold a lot of promise.
The real challenge isn’t finding something that will help you track projects, meet deadlines and communicate with your team. It’s settling on one app, digging deep and learning everything it has to offer.
Let’s take a deeper look at one of my favorite task managers– Asana.
A quick look at features
Features are the first thing most of us look at when researching a new tool.
Can it do what I need it to do?
Asana has some pretty great features. You can create boards, add specific tasks, assign work to team members, set deadlines, upload a variety of documents, and smoothly communicate with your team.
It has all the necessary features of a decent project management tool. However, most of the other great tools have similar features.
What sets Asana apart is how well the individual pieces come together.
Adding cards and beyond
I’ll be honest with you. I’ve liked Asana for a while, even back when it used lists.
When they added cards, similar to the type used in Trello, my feelings toward it grew.
Unlike lists, cards are incredibly visual and I love being able to see what’s going on.
You can see your tasks right in front of you, arranged neatly in little rectangles. They are incredibly mobile- you can move them from list to list.
After you create the task you can go deeper and break it down into small, bite-sized sections, give them all individual deadlines and assign them to members of your team.
You can add tags to classify tasks and make them searchable. You can even add color to your tags.
Convenience is the name of the game
Asana lets you store all your assets in one place.
You can have conversations with your team within individual tasks. This saves time hunting through emails and chat messages and prevents accidental loss of vital communication.
Asana is a tool you can rely on. A tool that lets you visualize exactly where you are, what you’ve done and what you need to do.
It takes a lot of the stress out of juggling multiple projects.
Check it out. See what it has to offer. Maybe you love it, maybe you won’t. But if you are looking for a robust project management tool then find out what Asana can offer your team.
Until next time, have fun storming the castle!
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