Project Management Tools to Better Support Working Remotely

By:Terry H Hill

Project management software can greatly impact business productivity by supporting remote work. Now, despite its known advantages, remote work is not without its flaws and is known to suffer from problems brought about by physical distance and absence–passive employee behavior, communication problems, and staff accountability.

Project management software can help resolve these issues and lend to remote teams a work/life balance, reducing stress not only by saving on commuting time but by giving them quality time with their families.

These tools also address communication problems, ensuring that everyone is on the same page through feedback and updates. Finally, as project management systems keep track of all tasks, all team members are held accountable in cases of delays and even low productivity

Asana

“Asana is the easiest way for teams to track their work and get results. From tasks and projects to conversations and notifications, Asana enables teams to move work from start to finish.”

Teamwork

“Online project management software. Easily manage your projects and team online. You’ll love the powerful features including privacy control, Gantt charts, sub-tasks, iPhone, iPad and Android apps.”

Slack

“Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.”

Basecamp

“Trusted by millions, Basecamp is the leading web-based project management and collaboration tool. To-dos, files, messages, schedules, and milestones.”

Trello

“Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It’s free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.”

Zoho Projects

“Zoho Projects is a free online web-based project planning / collaboration management software tool that helps get your projects done faster.”

eXo Platform

“eXo Platform, enterprise social platform for business portals and social intranets, provides collaborative solutions to enhance productivity and teamwork.”

Google Drive

“Get access to files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files and more with Google Drive.”

RationalPlan

“Project Management Software – a great alternative to Microsoft Project covering project planning/tracking, overallocated resources, Gantt Chart, Mac OS X Support.”

Drinkle

“Project Management Software – great alternative to Microsoft Project covering project planning/tracking, overallocated resources, Gantt Chart, Mac OS X support.”

MS Project

“Make project management easy and collaborate from virtually anywhere with the right tools for project managers, project teams and decision makers.”

SmartDraw

“SmartDraw includes quick-start templates for more than 70 different kinds of charts, diagrams and other visuals. Plus, you’ll get thousands of examples that you can quickly edit to make your own.”

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