The start of a new project is a blank canvas. But how successful that project will be often comes down to the project management approach implemented from the outset.
Luckily, there’s plenty of free project management tools on the market to help you keep track of your progress along the way.
Most professionals will have no doubt heard of some of the most popular tools on the market. These include Basecamp, Asana, Microsoft OneNote, Azendoo, and Evernote. One of the most popular tools on the market at the moment is Trello.
If you’re about to embark on a big project, it’s worth taking some time at the outset of a project to find the right tool for you. Bear in mind that most tools out there enable you to share your progress with others in your team.
Trello allows you to make a new dashboard and stay focused on a particular project. Or, you might like to have several projects managed on the platform at any one time. Just be sure that it’s clear who is accountable for running and updating the core tasks to Trello, and that the entire team understands that updates after their tasks are completed are their responsibility, too.
Trello suggests ensuring that your project management board is easy to navigate, even if you’re only checking it occasionally. The handy platform also enables you to add a relevant background image, which makes it easy for users with multiple projects on the go to recognise which project they need to jump into when logged into the Trello platform. Also, be sure to make it clear where participants can leave comments, queries or questions within the task board.
Adding an ‘incoming’ list can be a great way for your team to see what’s around the corner work-wise, so adding jobs as they come into play can help everyone plan for the workload to come.
Get a headstart
Trello is one of the tools that is discussed at length in Master of Project Management, available via SCU Online. The course develops students’ understanding of the principles of project management from a managerial perspective in an organisational setting. This easily accessible course also works to develop skills to plan and manage projects with teams.
Students will be introduced to the various phases and processes associated with a project life cycle, making them a huge asset for any business.
Interested in progressing your career in project management? Speak to the team of enrolment officers at Southern Cross University Online on 1300 589 882 to find out how online study could fit in with your future.