By Jay Walker 733 downloads
Project managers have to juggle a ton of moving variables: when is the next iteration? Why is QA failing? Which team members work well together? How come we're so behind? Even with all these problems, the answer remains the same: there is likely a communication issue in your department. In fact, a majority of projects fail because there was a communication breakdown at some point, be it between a stakeholder and a project manager or between team members. Collaboration software was developed to address this exact issue. As a subset of project management software, it aims to not only track the status of a project and who is working on what, but also document, organize, and manage related communication. I'll cover which collaboration tools are best for project managers as a whole, what's best for certain circumstances (Agile vs Waterfall, for example) price point, and the pros and cons of each option.