When I was a child and said I wanted to be a superhero when I grew up, most adults gave a little chuckle and a comment like, "Well, that’s cute."
Most people think being a superhero is not a realistic career choice, but I beg to differ. Project Management is essentially the same thing. If you are familiar at all with what the role entails, you know what I am saying.
This is obviously not a complete list of daily duties for the average Project Manager and at this point you are probably wondering what this has to do with being a Superhero…
Now, this is not the complete list of traits for every superhero across the board, but compare the lists, you get the drift. We are practically the same.
It's a well-known fact that every great superhero has a sidekick. Think about it: when you think of Batman, you instantly think of Robin; Green Hornet--let's not even pretend he could be any sort of a superhero without Kato. So who (or what) is the project manager's sidekick? Well, it is one of those pieces of "advanced equipment or technology," otherwise known as project management software.
As a project manager in the web development space, there are a lot of moving parts to manage and assign throughout the project life cycle. The last thing I want my days to be like is this:
The sidekick I use to fight my daily battles is Wrike. As an all-in-one project management and collaboration software, its features help with productivity and allow me to achieve my goals faster. Its simplicity makes it super easy for me to keep priorities up-to-date and manage tasks and files in one central hub. If I were Batman, Wrike wouldn’t only be my Robin, it would also be my Alfred and Batmobile.
You can easily see why I couldn’t be half the superhero I am on a daily basis without my awesome sidekick!
Just to be fair, there are a lot of great project management tools out there, here is a brief overview of a few others and some of the features set them apart from the rest.
A web based software that makes it simple to communicate and collaborate on projects.
A flexible digital whiteboard solution that fits into your workflow in a visual, collaboratively focused way.
A Web-based application designed to cater to agencies that work through the Internet.
If you are a Superhero, AKA project manager, we want to hear who is your favored sidekick, AKA Project Management software and why?