Must have features of a decent project management tool

Updated: Sep 22, 2020

Project Management - where do i even start.

There are 5 main key characteristics of a projects:

Scope, Time, Resource, Budget and Risk.

To successfully deliver a project, you must consider each of these 5 characteristics, and manage them throughout the project journey. That is, to be a successful project manager, you have to be able to spin plates, and there are a lot of plates, and you must keep them all spinning, all at the same speed, at the same time, at the same height, and they should look good while they do! So, to do this you need a project management tool that makes this, not only doable, but enjoyable.

That means that your chosen project management tool must enable you to deliver your projects timely, using given resources and within budget. A good PM tool should offer visibility of your project, allowing you to see progress. Not only of the overall package, but of the status of each task. It should allow you to be accountable to and informed about your project, and all its intrinsic elements, at any given time. While also allowing you to be organised, in control of its progression, of your team, and of the tasks.

There are many project management tools available today and choosing one can be overwhelming. All have simi