Project management tools – they can be an indispensable tool for a business, but they can also be a painful experience if you’re using the wrong one! Having a tool that helps you streamline your day-to-day operations as well as bigger projects means nothing is forgotten and you can see at a glance how everything is running.
At Love to Launch, we’ve tried our fair share of these tools over the years. And as our requirements have evolved as a company, we’ve swapped and changed our tools to match.
Below, I share my thoughts on some of the tools and platforms we’ve used – both in-house and with clients.
Trello doesn’t do a good enough job of task / team management although we love it for planning out course content and launch content ideas. 6/10
Clickup is over-complicated and launch teams don’t adopt it well. It’s a shame because it is actually pretty cool, but if you’re planning on growing your team there are simpler solutions that could work really well for you. 6.5/10
monday.com is amazing but it’s really expensive at scale. Although it does tick all the boxes in terms of what works best for launches and the automations are incredible. 8/10 (cost is the only downfall)
Infinity is the next best thing to monday.com, but overall visibility of ‘groups/sections’ within a wider project is poor – you will need multiple tabs for each project to give you transparency across different departments. Bonus point because it’s a lifetime product that you’ll only pay once for. 8.5/10
Asana is also OK but it doesn’t give you very good visibility on where things are stuck across different departments. 8/10
The right project management tool for you will depend on the nature of your business. It’s worth noting that some platforms (like Trello) have a free level of usage, and most of the bigger tools like Monday.com will offer free trials so you can assess their suitability for yourself.
Don’t rush your decisions – and absolutely don’t feel trapped in a tool or platform that you don’t like! Have the confidence to make a change and see how a different way of managing your projects can help.
I’d love to know your thoughts on the tools you use! Drop me a message at email@example.com
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