Know you need to get on a project management tool stat but don’t know where to begin? This post outlines the things you need to consider when deciding on your project management tool.
Choosing the best project management tool for your business can be a little daunting at first. There are so many options out there, it’s hard to know which one is going to suit us best.
Things to Consider Before Choosing a Project Management Tool
Can it grow with you?
You don’t want to get all set up on a project management tool just to realize a few months down the road that the tool you picked isn’t robust enough for you. I think this is especially true for those of us who plan to have team members some day. Some tools just don’t work for teams and it’s better to know that prior to going all in.
Does it have recurring tasks?
To me, recurring tasks are an absolute must since there are things that are done on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis in both my solo business and within Uplevel Your Biz and I don’t even want to have to think twice about it showing up on my calendar. Recurring tasks will show up again immediately after you’ve checked them off on the next date that they are scheduled to be done.
Can it do everything you want it to (within reason) without having to find a workaround?
I have tried plenty of project management tools before settling on the one that’s right for my business and a lot of them didn’t work exactly how I needed them to and I had to find a workaround to make them function properly.
You shouldn’t have to jimmy the system to make it work for you. There are two project management tools that I absolutely love and recommend and both are free to use. These are Asana and ClickUp. I was on Asana for a long time but recently switched to ClickUp and I’m loving it. It has a few features that Asana doesn’t have on their free plan at no extra cost so it’s a no brainer. It’s one of those tools that can grow with you no matter how big your business gets.