Project Management Tools
Nowadays, it’s important to use the right tool for online communication, and emails seem to be outdated for an engaged and effective collaboration. Instead, at Outsourcify, we prefer to use a number of online cloud-based tools on a daily basis.
Collaboration and communication : Glip / Slack
Glip, recently renamed RingCentral, is a team collaboration tool that we have been using for many years. It’s actually a free chat that comes as a web interface as well as desktop and mobile apps. Unlike tools such as Skype, Messenger, WhatsApp or Line which are considered unpractical for the purpose of team collaboration, Glip/ RingCentral allows you to create many different chat channels which you can share links, documents and files, as well as annotate images. It allows you to keep discussions about each subject clearly separated in its own channel so everything is organized and easy to find. Above all, it has a great search engine which allows you to find everything you will look for even weeks after it was posted. Slack is a more famous alternative which is pretty much the same product…but is not free.
Project and Tasks Management: Teamwork
After many years of trying out different project management tools, we have settled with TeamWork for two years now. We wrote a complet article to explain why we chose TeamWork; however, to summarize, it’s because it contains all the features we need to manage the projects. With it, we can create projects, task lists. We can also displays them in different views, including lists, Kaban views, and calendar views. In addition, we will be able to share these projects with anybody, particularly our clients so they can see work in progress in real time, which can be very useful during the user acceptance testing time.