Anyone who has ever looked for project management software has most likely come across Jira, Asana and Trello.
But – are they the ones that many experts recommend?
I was curious to find out, so I decided to reach out to experts in a few different verticals to hear what they would recommend.
It varied quite a bit from vertical to vertical and the results were quite interesting.
I even came across a few surprising outliers. Jeff Atwood, @codinghorror, is using Discourse. Even though Slack isn’t a project management tool, a number mentioned they are seeing it being used as one.
What project management software did they recommend?
|Pen & Paper||1|
Om Malik, True Ventures
|@phankinson both are popular along side @SlackHQ|
Mark Suster, UpFront Ventures
|@phankinson i’ve personally enjoyed @trello http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2012/08/14/trello-versus-asana/ … and of course we use @SlackHQ|
Renee DiResta, Prev: @OATV
|@phankinson lots of trello and asana but I’m not at OATV at present, on operational side now. I don’t love most task tools I’ve tried.|
Tristan Walker, Founder of Walker & Co
Dennis Crowley, Founder of FourSquare
|@phankinson Asana. cc @jcro|
Ryan Hoover, Founder of Product Hunt
|@phankinson trello and IRL/hangouts 🙂|
Jordan Cooper, Founder of Wildcard
Dave Post, Rackspace
|@phankinson Hi, Patrick! I’m on @scobleizer‘s team. I can’t speak for Scoble, but we use Trello, and are trying Asana. We’ve used Basecamp.|
Jeff Atwood, Founder of Stack Exchange
|@phankinson I Use http://discourse.org|
* A few responses were retracted in the programmers section, but GitHub Issues was the dominant response by many.
|@HelloFocusHQ I used MS project extensively. It is good only for scheduling but not for accounting. use other tools for accounting|
|I’ve always preferred Primavera, @HelloFocusHQ. Requires a bit of training at first but worth it for all the features & scheduling tools.|
|@HelloFocusHQ I like Microsoft project and Jira. I don’t like Microsoft P as it isn’t as intuitive to changes needed on plans as is needed.|
|@HelloFocusHQ I love Basecamp’s calendar/structure but I don’t like that you can’t work on Excel SS’s or Word docs like OneDrive.|
|@HelloFocusHQ – I could go on for hours about this. Haven’t found anything that’s perfect. Have used a lot…. Currently on Assembla (1/2)|
|@HelloFocusHQ – the key is drag and drop, ease of inputting data and mindful notifications. A system should be responsive to many workflows|
|@HelloFocusHQ A very hard question. Most of them are too complicated in more ways than one.|
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