So we thought Trello might do the trick.
It was made for a more agile workflow, allowed us to keep projects and tasks updated and clearly marked their progress. It seemed like this really useful, trendy thing that larger product companies were using and knew it’d be perfect for us too. There were however, after a few months, some shortcomings we just couldn’t continue to overlook:
So what exactly were we looking for? Well, we started by writing out a short list of 100% non-negotiables. Features we all agreed needed to be much better than Trello for us to even continue the conversation. The two primary features we listed were an easy way to keep tabs of:
Aside from that, there were a few others that weren’t quite as important, but they were up for very little debate, knowing they would make our jobs as PM’s, Designers, Engineers and Content strategists much easier.
We did some testing with platforms that promised they’d fill that emptiness we felt, but failed to deliver for one reason or another. A few of us had experience with Basecamp in the past, for example, but despite the v3 overhaul its’ previous version left too bad of a taste in our mouths to continue.
Then in walks Asana.
This shiny, well-designed web app with no shortage of integrations with enough options to scale with us as our company grew. So what did that transition look like? Well, we had 15 or so ongoing projects of varying sizes, all with their own tasks, comments and files attached to them. So naturally, we moved everything over manually.
What PM tool do you use? We’ll soon be sharing in more detail how Asana fits into our workflow.