Project Management

INFOGRAPHIC: Trello vs. Asana vs. Basecamp

Trello vs. Asana vs. BasecampProject management tools keep teams and individuals on track. They help us organize chaos and minutiae. And they free our brains to focus on quality, creativity and comprehensiveness in our execution of projects. Three project management tools dominate the startup market. Choosing the right project management tool, whether for its framework, feature set or pricing, is critical. Perhaps even more critical is the discipline of adoption.“We’ve change...

Basecamp Review: High Function + Low Frills

In my experience, a lot of project management systems don’t get wide company adoption. But Basecamp is super simple and super easy to start using. The learning curve and onboarding curve is really quick. We don’t want to spend a lot of time training employees and Basecamp is the best way to onboard. I’ve used 10 different project management tools over the past 5 years, and Basecamp is the most simple tool for project management. It gets the job done without any extra frills....

Asana Review: Checklist on Steroids

With 1 out of 5 startups using Asana, it's one of the most popular project management and productivity tools among startups. The driving force behind its inception in 2008 was actually the productivity needs on teams at Facebook. Ipso facto, use Asana and achieve wild success.Asana: move work forward“Asana is amazing! I can’t live without Asana ... It’s a really good to-do list. It allows you to collaborate really easily for attachments and notifications. I love their U...

Trello Review: Easy Breezy Beautiful

Trello: organize anything, anywhere with anyone“We use Trello for product management and design. I’ve played with most product management applications out there, like Asana and Basecamp, and Trello works best for us. We use the Kanban technique for visualization, and Trello fits in well with that. I like the open-ended framework and flexible nature of Trello."- Jiyan Wei, Co-founder of BuildZoom38% of startups use Trello and most love it. (You know who also loves Trello? Atla...

5 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing Workflow Management Software

What’s the difference between project management and workflow management? They share the same project elements, like tasks, assignments, timelines, goals and, often, reporting. But when startups talk about project management, it usually implies a single, one-off project. Whereas workflow management addresses a project that repeats itself over and over at a company or department level - a process. Startups often require project workflow management software for common processes like conte...

The Best Project Management Add-Ons, Integrations & Plugins

Employing the proper project management tools into your workflow increases precision, encourages coordination and saves time. Below are some of the best free and paid tools that serve as add-ons or enhanced integrations into a basic setup.The Best Project Management Tools for JIRAAs one of the most popular agile project management tools on the market, JIRA has inspired entire libraries of open source add-ons and integrations that business management professionals have found useful, and these ...

Microsoft Planner Enters the Project Management Toolscape

We love hearing about new tools (if you couldn’t tell). On June 6 when Microsoft announced its launch for Microsoft Planner, I was interested immediately. A little about me, my name is Danny and I do marketing research at Stacklist. I’m also a Microsoft advocate (I do all of my work from their Surface Pro 4) so I expect a lot from their new project management tool. I read their blog and was wooed by their showcase video.Looks a lot like another popular tool we know and love, doesn’t it?I’m ta...

Looking for a Project Management Tool? Start Here!

The landscape of project management tools is vast, indeed, and when you’re looking for a way to get your work done faster, the last thing you want to do is spend hours searching for a tool that will get you there. So we’re making your job easier: We’ve polled hundreds of startups to gather their feedback on the best project management tools for startups of all stages. Here we give you the skinny on the most-loved project management tools from the Stacklist community, in orde...

Using Multiple Project Management Tools: What's the Secret to Success?

It’s not uncommon for startups to use multiple project management tools across their teams. In fact, we see some Stacklist members using two, three, even four types of project management apps to manage their workload and pipeline. Over 30% of the Stacklist community uses multiple project management tools, the majority of them (not surprisingly) Series A and beyond.Why do startups choose to use multiple project management tools?The most common reason is that certain softwares cater to sp...

The 11 Best Collaboration Tools (That You're Not Already Using)

Collaboration is the lifeblood of every startup. Whether you’re logging onto [Skype] each day to talk to your remote team or piling into a conference room to catch up with your staff, there’s no way you’d be successful if that magical exchange of ideas, advice, inspiration, and guidance didn’t take place.And, of course, the right tools will make your collaboration even more effective. We’re sharing our 11 favorite collaboration tools that you’re not already...

How Important Are Project Management Tools for your Startup?

What is a project management tool?It’s exactly as it sounds--software that can help your organization manage projects from start to finish, and that facilitates effective communication and collaboration between teams. The end game is always to find the best, most efficient way of getting things done. In addition to managing projects, PM tools can be a good way of increasing transparency into your development pipeline, simple to-do lists, and timelines and schedules.Are project managemen...