In any project you start, the organization of tasks and time is essential. Even if it is something small where only you participate, you will have to organize your times and priorities to reach the goal, which becomes more complicated as members are added to the team. Fortunately, there are several options in self-hosted project management software that greatly simplify the problem for us.
The management software helps us better organize the activities since each one allows us to see graphically and easily the different projects we are working on, the team members. They participate in each one, the assigned tasks each one and the progress in their execution and considering that more and more work is done remotely and that many organizations are made up of freelancers who work from different parts of the world, these tools are increasingly necessary. They are focused on collaborative work and contribute to better, instant, and effective communication, while some offer file sharing facilities.
It has a very graphic and well-designed desktop where all your projects and clients are displayed simultaneously. By entering each project, you can easily see if there are new or pending tasks. And when you’re done with each one, you can mark it as finished. Another advantage is that you have all the communications groups in the same space.
As for teamwork, with Kendo Manager
it is very easy to upload and share files and even keep track of the changes in each one. You can also track the progress of each member and each task. And also, some of the paid versions allow you to control the time spent on each activity.
Regarding the support, this is software based on the cloud and with apps for iPhone.
Basecamp offers several payment alternatives, which vary depending on the organization’s size, and a free version limited to one project, which, although it has no user limit, does not allow file sharing.
Then, you can see if you are interested in completing Basecamp’s features with other invoicing tools, layout, or other available widgets.
But above all, Kendo Manager
is very customizable. Projects can be organized into boards or panels where you can create cards, which are the equivalent of tasks. Once the team is created, various work dynamics can be used since you can assign a card to someone, let the collaborators assign pending cards, change the person in charge of each task, etc.
And it has a very functional design with the information arranged in columns, which you can use to organize tasks according to whether they are new, important, blocked or pending, professional or personal. In addition, you can add colored labels to them to find and distinguish them easily.
Also, sharing documents with Trello is very simple since it allows you to work with Dropbox and Google Drive to attach files to tasks. It also has a to-do calendar that can easily be incorporated into Google Calendar, for example.
Other advantages are that it has mobile applications and, above all, that it is free. For companies, there is also a premium payment option.