How To Manage Virtual Teams (& Tools To Help)
This is the era of remote work. If you are still hiring full-time staff for work that could very be done by someone on the other side of the globe, you are truly missing out on the pure arbitrage opportunity that outsourcing provides. You could whine all you want about keeping jobs home, but the money isn’t staying where you want it to be.
Virtual teams are the perfect answer to startup bootstrapping, for more efficient workflows, and a reasonably inexpensive expense management.
If you’ve been in the market for the best project management software, here are a few you should look at:
Nutcache is a smart and simple, all-in-one project management tool that allows you bring your team aboard, organize tasks and projects using lists and cards (just the way you’d want to organize your ideas and projects), track project progress (including time spent on each task/project) along with measuring individual progress of each team member. Nutcache also includes full-time billing, time tracking, expense-management, reporting, payment gateways, invoicing templates, and more.
In short, it’s a super project management tool that makes you rethink “collaboration”
Without going too overboard, Due focuses on what most self-employed professionals, freelancers, and even agencies of all kinds need: a simple invoicing software that pulls the cash in and leaves the stress out.
Track time and invoice like a pro with plenty of features baked into the feature-set such as a beautiful interface, easy time tracking, and invoicing (along with a few adorable templates). Due also features all-inclusive dashboard, reporting, calendar summary, graphed performance progress, etc.
HubStaff is the only entrant for a project management tool in this list that boasts of a time-tracking feature with remote screenshots to actually see what your contractors, freelancers, temporary or even full-time staff does on their computers.
It’s all-inclusive remote work management software that aims to bring in 100% team accountability (which means better profits, accountable expenses, and no overpayments for projects ever again).
Asana has been around for a while and it’s been growing in both the number of users and the number of features. Asana is free to use to start with and brings with it a plethora of features that you’d need to manage teams.
Clear and marked tasks, time-and-day deadlines, integration with Google Drive and other third-party apps. Since Asana doesn’t come with a native time-tracking feature, it integrates with Harvest to enable you to track time.
Think of Basecamp as the grand old daddy of project collaboration software. It’s been out on the market for a long time and it still stands out in the sense that it’s bereft of anything fancy that you don’t need. You won’t see time-tracking for instance. It’s basic, it’s clean, and it’s clearly utilitarian.
Trello is different, it’s visual, and it’s certainly one of the easiest project management software you could use. Drag, drop, and things get done. Trello works with cards (tasks, projects, and everything else gets on those cards) allowing you to visually see how your projects unfold from start to finish.
Which of these tools do you use? Did I miss out on any project management software worth mentioning? Let me know.