When there are so many project management tools available, it’s really difficult to work out which one is right for your business management. You also need to consider how easy it will be for your team to learn and use, and what kind of reporting and visibility of your projects you need, does it do time tracking….there is a lot to consider!
Essentially, a project management tool nowadays is the tool that brings your business together. It’s the central hub of action and information management for your business, so it needs to be flexible, easy to use, and has the capacity for you to grow without needing to change up every year.
Whether you are currently using a tool, but aren’t sure if it’s the best one for you and the team, or you’re trying to narrow down the list so that you can upgrade, there are 6 areas you need to research when making this decision.
In today’s episode, I discuss the 6 main ingredients to think about so that you can
- manage and track your client projects effectively
- manage your clients overall
- manage your team effectively
- manage your business operations
Get this right, and your business can run smoothly.
KEY POINTS in this episode:
- How to choose the best project management tool for your business
- Starting out isn’t easy – so many choices
- The impact on your business and your team if you get this wrong
- My previous tool stack – using Asana and Evernote before ClickUp
Aspects you need to consider:
- hierarchy & organisation structure
- task management functions & features
- creating templates
- multiple views
- Dashboards & reporting
- time tracking
- other integrations
Get it wrong, and you end up creating more headaches for everyone.
Listen in to make sure you’re covered.
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Hi I'm Aerlie
Thankyou for tuning in to The Business Efficiency Podcast.
I have over 10 years experience in supporting clients to improve their business efficiency. I specialise in mapping out workflows, setting up project management platforms for tracking and reporting your business operations, documenting processes and improving your team's productivity and collaboration.
I know that business owner's find it difficult to step out of the chaos and day to day running of their business, despite all of the other plans they have. Getting these foundations set up and running efficiently are the best way for you to grow your business to the next level.
I live and work in the gorgeous Adelaide Hills and am a mum to two girls.
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