Names I have heard thrown around include Trello, Asana, and Monday.com, although I am open to other suggestions.What is the difference between the different softwares? Which would you recommend and why? TIA!
Project Manager at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Apr 5, 2022
The real question is: what type of Project/Portfolio Management system do I need?
The Trello, Asana, and Monday.com types of products tend to be a bit more lightweight. Sometimes, they lack the structure that a more robust system such as Project Online or Project for the Web can offer.
If the organization is small(er) and or only a few individuals will be utilizing the system, then the former may work well. If a large(r) organization and many PMs /Portfolio Managers, compliance issues, etc., a more mainstream Project? A Portfolio Management approach may be needed. Look into a bigger player in the market.
Take a look at the Gartner reviews for additional suggestions as to what level and type of system may be the right one for your organization.
Product Owner - Structural Frame Software Group at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 11, 2021
Pricing can be improved. Maybe it would be better if they offered some extra tiers, so you don't have to go all the way up to the pro level. We're using the integrations on the other side, and I think you only get some of the things if you're not subscribed at a higher level. You only get a certain amount of features. For example, they have this thing called the Butler, and unless you're at a pro-level, you can only use one Butler feature. You have to pay more to unlock certain features.
Customer Success Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 19, 2021
There aren't as many tracking tools. If you use Agile as a methodology, Trello doesn't really fit very well. It cannot run at the speed of the team or show pending tasks and backlogs as well. Those types of features aren't really on Trello. Something such as Jira is much more adept at Agile. The product doesn't handle heavy loads very well. The information does not load quickly once there's a lot of information in the system. IT needs some sort of load balancer to allow it to take on more information and load more quickly.