Revised August 12, 2021
Though project management tools are nothing new, today’s best apps add innovative features to support remote, distributed workforces. They go beyond task management and scheduling, with video conferencing features that enable team members to collaborate effectively whether working from home, at the office, or any place else.
As more and more simple, repetitive tasks are automated by technology, the uniquely human skill of collaboration will increasingly define work. Optimizing team efforts is difficult even when all members are physically in the same location. When employees are mostly dispersed and working remotely, the challenges are even greater.
But the tools below go even further, combining real-time, face-to-face online interaction with traditional tools to help team members communicate and coordinate as if they were in the same room, even when they are miles apart.