5 common mistakes of tech team leaders
The role of a tech team leader is crucial for an effective implementation of a project. It requires not only a deep knowledge of technology, but quite often having so-called "soft skills".
IT project management requires a lot of organization. If you are a tech manager, you know well that one of your most important responsibilities is to ensure the efficiency of your project. A sheet of paper or notes on the calendar may not be sufficient nowadays. However, a modern tool for project management can really help to keep the project on track.
When browsing the web, you will notice that there is a very large variety of these kinds of tools available. However, the problem comes when it’s time to make a decision. It is sometimes hard to make an informative decision when you are surrounded by too many options. You are wondering which functionalities you will need and what price range you should consider. It's natural. I once faced a similar dilemma.
Recently, I have tested a lot of project management tools, and to be honest, each of them has something worthy of attention. Considering my personal experience, I would like to help you with making a choice. I selected 7, in my opinion, of the best tools available which are worth a try. Of course, this is my subjective decision. However, I hope that this quick review will help to avoid wasting time to verify the suitability of each product.
My list includes both paid and free versions. Some of them are certainly well-known, but some may be new to you. I tried to keep it simple and prepared a rather short and specific analysis. Here is my list of the 7 best project management tools.
A tool for project management and bug tracking created by Atlassian. This is a pretty popular software, often used in the IT industry. Honestly? My favorite!
Pricing: $1,10 - $10 per user monthly
It is a saas based project management software that fits perfectly in every work culture. It solves the four major challenges that every team faces in their projects - planning, collaboration, organization, and delivering them on time.
Pricing: $45 - $89 monthly (unlimited users)
It is a tool, which can help you with solving the critical problems that every growing business deals with. In other words, it is a system to help stay on top of it all, to keep people on the same page, organize and share information, discuss, make, and nail down decisions.
Pricing: $99 per month (unlimited users)
And finally, one of the easiest tools available. If you care about simplicity and friendly management, then this tool may be suitable for you. It offers slightly less functionality than the previous ones, so if your project is not complicated, I recommend to use Trello.
Pricing: $9,99 - $20,83 per user monthly (basic version for free)
This tool provides an end-to-end business management solution that allows professional and creative services to control their entire workflow from one place. It helps to streamline work and eliminate routine tasks to ensure a business runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Pricing: €19- € 49 per user monthly
A tool that is promoted as a powerful and easy to use software and is user- friendly for companies of all sizes. One of the most significant advantages of Workzone is the chance to increase the productivity of managing your projects.
Pricing: for individual arrangements
It helps teams organize and manage all of their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. Thanks to this tool, you can control your project goals, tasks, and stimulate business growth.
Pricing: $9,99 - $19,99 per user monthly
Ok, that is all from me. Any different recommendations? Let us know about your experience in the comments!
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