Businesses, large or small, often have ongoing projects and tasks. These tend to overlap and involve many of the same team members, so it can be difficult to juggle all of these projects at once while still completing them effectively and on time.
In the past, the solution to this was to employ the use of project management software. While an ideal solution, these consisted of hardcopy disks that had to be installed on every team member's computer. There were often updates that needed to be downloaded as well, which not only took time, but also additional budgeting since the IT team often had to be involved in supporting this type of software.
Project management software, however, is quickly becoming a thing of the past, as more and more businesses are moving to the highly effective, Web-based project management applications.
A project management app comes with all the benefits of project management software, but rises above the outdated method with additional options and perks. An application can be accessed from any location, wherever a team member has access to the internet. This means that everyone can stay involved in the project when traveling for business, while at home, or even at different computers on the job.
Although the entire team is ultimately working toward one main goal, team members are assigned individual tasks that need to be accomplished. A management app allows the project manager to designate these tasks, giving certain individuals permissions while restricting access to others. This system of delegation makes it easier for employees to stay focused and communicate, since they will always know who they need to contact or collaborate with if concerns arise.
Not only will a project app allow you to track multiple projects at once, but it will ensure that each one stays on schedule. The best applications will have integrated calendars, event information, and even timers, ensuring that every employee is aware of deadlines and can take note of his or her speed in completing certain tasks.
Even better is the ability for clients to have access to certain parts of the project. This allows them to update information, tweak certain aspects of the project, or spot misunderstandings before the project gets off track. There is simply no easier way to connect a client or vendor with your business.
With so many people and tasks to consider over the course of any project, it's nice to have an online project management app on your side.