Project tracking made easy – tools that help follow-up on business projects

By Priyanka Gupta|12th Dec 2016
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It’s an even better idea to implement a good idea. Yes you got it right, implementation thus becomes what makes or breaks an idea. The thing with execution, or implementation, though is that it can eat up your entire time, leaving you little or no time to follow-up on tasks. As multitaskers, entrepreneurs should focus on this aspect and understand how they can balance their time with new departments and projects.

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Since so much depends on an idea’s execution, you can’t take the risk of anything going wrong. Time, money, and revenues depend gravely on different people meeting their deadlines and working as a team.

One trick to get things done on time is to create a sense of urgency. Shorter deadlines, clarity, and set goals in mind can make this process occur more naturally. If not, there are a ton of apps and software available online to aid you:

Trello

One of the most popular apps used these days, Trello is a cloud-based tool allowing unlimited projects and users up to 10MB. It allows you to not only share ideas but also track progress. It’s like a digital whiteboard where you can write, link, and visualise simultaneously.

Asana

Created by Facebook Co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and ex-engineer Justin Rosenstein, this is one of the easiest project tracking apps. You learn on the fly how to operate this tool. Its well-designed user interface helps you to manage projects, track real time progress, follow up, and store related files and sheets at the same place. It is free for up to 15 users.

Fresh Desk

FreshDesk’s cloud-based, multi-channel support not only helps tracking but also in reporting and analysis, in addition to following up remotely. It is availability for Android and iOS.

ZoHo Projects

ZoHo Projects offers several in-built features and different options to customise the way you wish to manage a project. It can turn out to be immensely useful if all these features are used together. It supports Gantt Charts, reports, analytics, and lets you chose from over 50 templates to design the report. Its free storage capacity is 10 MB.

MS Project

This Microsoft office desk application is available with a simple Office 365 subscription and allows you to work from anywhere. With this tool, you can plan resources, manage team schedules, calculate what-ifs scenarios, and easily collaborate with all the project stakeholders. This application is a simple tool with the features of a tracker as well as an Excel sheet.

There are thousands of apps and software which help project tracking, and the ones listed here are those that are handpicked for entrepreneurs. Productivity measurement is an indispensible function of any startup, and these tools can be helpful in saving time, energy, and money.

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