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Project Management Resources

Basecamp

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  • Project organization
  • Integrate with email
  • To-do lists
  • File & document sharing
  • Agenda and calendar views
  • Notifications and check-ins (what have you worked on today?)
  • When responding to a task, you can close your browser window and come back without sending and your note will still be there
  • Backup data to Google Drive or Dropbox
  • View and respond to tasks by email
  • Free for education purposes: sign up for 30-day free trial and email the developers from your CUNY email

Cons

  • No recurring tasks or to-do lists
  • No time tracking
  • No reporting features to track employee contribution, deadlines, productivity, time spent per project, etc.

Asana

  • Real-time changes
  • Set priorities and due dates
  • Automatic updates to email
  • Custom views and calendars
  • Multiple workspaces
  • Free
  • View progress reports
  • Color code/highlight key tasks
  • Boards feature that allows teams to organize and manage tasks efficiently
  • Web-based so there is no software to install
  • Add tasks by email and sync to your Google calendar or iCalendar

Integrates with

  • Google Drive
  • HipChat
  • Github
  • WordPress

Slack

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  • Real-time updates and notifications
  • Flexible channels and set-up
  • Supports file uploads
  • Use via web browser or desktop app
  • Integrations with 3rd party apps like IFTTT, Google Hangout, Dropbox, etc.
  • Can switch between multiple Slack teams
  • Low resource usage (small footprint; won’t hog memory)
  • Solid privacy policy
  • Video call feature
  • Ability to set a status

Trello

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  • Clean, simple layout with easy to understand instructions
  • Share links to boards and invite outside members to view or collaborate
  • Easily print your boards to PDF for future reference in physical format
  • Drag and drop functionality and stickers to enhance boards
  • iPhone and Android app
  • Unlimited cards can be made
  • Backs up your data
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