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The 8 Best Agile Tools For Managing Projects [Quick Comparison]

sharmanandini4 profile image Nandini Sharma ・5 min read

You have probably heard of Agile—an approach to project management that focuses on maximizing value for teams to complete projects on time. Agile processes promote sustainable development. The Agile method of project management has been in trend, yet many companies and managers are facing a tough time to make a transition from traditional to Agile when managing projects. If you’re still in trouble, this article is definitely the one for you. Further in this article is an updated list of the latest and most efficient Agile Project Management tools that you should try to stay upright on projects.

Let’s get started.

1) ProofHub
ProofHub

ProofHub makes project handling easier, faster, and better. This project management tool is a central place to manage and run projects, to bring projects, remote teams, and clients under one roof.

Some key features:

  • Collaborate with teams and clients quickly

  • Kanban boards and workflows to divide project tasks into stages

  • Gantt charts to create roadmaps to plan tasks and resources

  • Calendar to plan and schedule events, milestones, and tasks

  • Timesheets to have by-minute details of time spent
  • Pricing: The Essential plan is priced at $45 per month billed annually, and includes for a maximum of 40 projects and 15 GB storage.

    2) JIRA

    JIRA

    Atlassian’s well-known project management tool, JIRA includes a host of features that prioritize productivity and progress. Though it is ideal for software developers, any department can use its project management capabilities effectively.

    Some key features:

  • Customize workflows for projects, issues, and subtasks

  • Get accurate timesheets for your whole team

  • Project summaries and Agile reports

  • Customizable Scrum board for visual display of progress

  • Prioritize and discuss the team’s work with complete visibility
  • Pricing: Jira offers a 7-day free trial and costs from $5/user/month (based on 15 users).

    3) ActiveCollab

    ActiveCollab
    ActiveCollab is the project management tool that gives you complete control over your work. It has the right set of features to keep you focused on work.

    Some key features:

  • Great team collaboration with features like all-in-one calendar, @mentions, and collaborative writing

  • Log time on projects, the timer app, time tracking reports

  • Plan and organize your entire work, from start to finish

  • Reminders to remind people about a task

  • Drag-and-drop multiple files to quickly upload all at once
  • Pricing: $7 per member, per month

    4) VivifyScrum

    VivifyScrum

    VivifyScrum is an Agile project management tool to handle projects in one place. It is suitable for small Agile teams and large organizations in multiple industries.

    Some key features:

  • Connect all Boards to track your work and collaborate with the team members

  • Create invoices for clients that can be sent directly

  • Messaging and commenting within the app, integration with a chat app (Slack), and more

  • Visualize your workflow on Agile board

  • Valuable reports and stats to know how well your teams are doing
  • Pricing: Starts at $10/month for teams up to 10 users.

    5) Hygger

    Hygger

    Hygger is a project management solution for Agile teams with built-in prioritization. It is a perfect tool for software development, product management, marketing, creative agencies, and others.

    Some key features:

  • Create and share beautiful roadmaps

  • Distribute tasks on Kanban boards and prioritize them wisely

  • Combine together a set of tasks that belong to a certain release

  • Move your tasks into sprint boards for continuous project’s improvement

  • Track your team performance and generate detailed reports
  • Pricing: Enterprise plan at $14 per user/month.

    6) Basecamp
    Basecamp

    Basecamp is a collaborative project management tool suitable for use by teams of all sizes, from SMBs to large enterprises. The tool uses a simple, visual interface to help individuals manage their personal projects and tasks. The dashboard gives an overview of all your discussions, to-dos, files, and events in a single glance.

    Some key features:

  • Create a to-do list for all the work you need to do

  • Forward client emails directly into Basecamp

  • Have private 1-1 or small group conversations

  • Reports to see what’s overdue or due soon

  • Real-time group chat in every project
  • Pricing: Basecamp is $99 per month, all-inclusive.

    7) Redmine
    Redmine

    Redmine is designed to help project management teams stay on top of every project. It works for all your needs and is independent of team size.

    Some key features:

  • Integration with Gantt charts and reports

  • Tracking tool for bugs, feature updates, or anything that is critical to track

  • Each project can be declared public or private

  • Each user can have a different role on each project

  • Simple report to view time per user
  • Pricing: Free trial available. Visit the website for pricing details.

    8) Nuvro

    Nuvro

    Nuvro is a full-featured project management solution that makes online project management easy. It promotes smooth collaboration between teammates. In Nuvro everything’s transparent and everyone is accountable for their projects.

    Some key features:

  • Overview of all projects, clients, and goals

  • Quick to-do lists for tasks that do not require scheduling

  • Collaborate to keep all information and discussions categorized

  • Single page view to tackle any task, big or small
  • Pricing: Annual $4/mo, unlimited projects and unlimited workspaces.

    If you’re planning to adopt Agile tools for project management, these tools can prove to be the pillar for speedy project management practices. Additionally, if you’ve got some favorite tools, let us know in the comments below.

    Discussion (1)

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    Vanessa M. Howard

    Helpful article Nandini!
    Another project management software that I use is Quire.
    Quire provides features such as kanban board, offline syncing, gantt chart, reminders...etc.

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