Looking for advice on project management software or tools for HR consulting. Our firm doesn’t have anything that is standard or used at all, and while some of us are starting to venture into using Microsoft Teams, I feel like there are so many tools out there and we could be doing things way more efficiently. We work in small client teams (1-3 team members per client usually) and it’s a mix of strategy, tactical, and outsourced HR work. Any suggestions?

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Think this question depends on what you mean by “project management” - are you developing software? Coordinating tasks? Are you more agile or waterfall in your delivery methods? Teams works well for collaboration with each other on live documents (especially excel, PPT or anything Microsoft). For actual project management you will want a tool like MS project, JIRA, Trello, Asana or Monday.com. Deciding which one depends on your current ecosystem for email, document management, project methodology and collaboration needs.

Depends, but a decent portion of our work is a mix of strategy and projects (anything from a week to several months) to straight HR outsourcing which can be months or even years. We work on hourly monthly contracts - range from 10 to 100+ hours per month. Lots of coordinating tasks, and I would say far more agile than waterfall. Currently no real scope definitions, lots of people at all levels doing all of the work - eg senior consultants doing phone screens just like an associate. We’ve had rapid growth in the last year, and what once worked is just a mess as we scale up, and people aren’t even all on the same chat software, there’s just no consistency and trying to move client teams around is a nightmare. It’s chaotic and hard to really track all the tiny details, and I was pondering if a true, robust software management team would help make things a bit easier

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