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Project Management Tools: Asana and Trello

04.24.2014

Since this week will be busy with grading and finals, I thought I would create a lightweight post about some basic project management tools, inspired by an ACRL TechConnect blog post.  Hopefully many of you know about note taking services such as Evernote and using Google Drive for collaboration, but there are also tools to help with project management beyond note taking and emails.

The first one is Asana.  Asana is a free online tool to help you with project management of committees or group work.  It helps organize your team without all those bothersome and confusing emails.  All of your communication with groups are in one place, with easy access and notes.  Overall, Asana allows for easy online collaboration, through due dates, projects, and task organization.

Watch this video for how to set up your Asana account for best use:

Trello is another helpful online project management tool.  Trello is a virtual board, mimicking sticky notes or index cards for organizing ideas and projects.  Here is a video on how it works:

Happy end of the semester and good luck with finals!

Post by Samantha Harlow, Media & Digital Resource Librarian

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