Multi-person teams, multi-team projects, micromanaging or, alternatively, too hands-off clients, expanding GBs of project resources and peripherals, and a never-ending stream of email: Project management is not for sissies! Thankfully, cloud-based project management tools can help you take back control.
Here’s our guide to the top of the project management pops.
Basecamp is one of the older cloud-based project management (PM) tools, but here 'older' doesn’t mean out-dated. Rather you can count on Basecamp as being established, tried-and-tested and still growing. It has a user base of millions who use it to communicate, share files and track time.
Richard Frank is the head of sales and innovation for Flow Communications. They use a wide range of cloud services, including Basecamp and Google Apps (see below). Flow staff keep track of project hours with Basecamp’s time-logging tool, so clients always know where their time is going. ‘It makes for a very transparent and collaborative relationship,’ says Frank.
Price: From US$20/month
Slack is a relative newcomer, having launched in early 2014, but it already has a cult-like following. Essentially it is a commun...