Why Slack Doesn’t Work For Project Management

Nothing Is Organized.

One great thing about Slack is how you can thread the comments. That works really well to split off conversations in different directions. But are you going to run your projects that way?

What if someone doesn’t start a new comment thread when they’re supposed to? Then what?

With project management software, each task and project has a designated specific area. Nothing will get lost.

Instead, you can use Slack for more broader questions and ideas, not specific details.

Everyone Nags Each Other About Project Updates.

Instead of writing that awkward, “Hey, how is this project going?” you can set it and forget it with project management software.

You set the date a task is due.

Then the assigned user will automatically be notified about it.

Once the task is done, they can check it off and move to the next one task or project.

There’s no need to be passive aggressive. If there’s an issue, everyone can see it and diagnose it within Workzone before it blooms into a much more massive issue. That’s impossible to accomplish in Slack.

It’s Impossible To Gauge How Much Work Someone Is Doing.

How is your team using their time and what they’re working on?

Reality is when your team is not sharing their favorite GIFs, they’ll be working on several different projects at once and you won’t remember them all. Some may even fall off your radar.

Slack doesn’t help with this, it only makes it worse. Stuff gets buried in the feed (see #1). Which team members are working on which project, and how long will it take them?

If you have another huge bomb of a project, who will be the best person to handle it? Who has room for the work and who doesn’t?

Slack won’t give you any hints. A dedicated project management system will help you manage resources and figure out who is best suited for the project and if they have the time to do it.

So its better to have SLACK for Communication but Not for Project Management FIT..!!

I personally prefer to use SLACK for all sort of communication for projects, creates CHANNEL for each new project & thus it works well.

It helped me a lot with my Virtual Project Management…!!

Prakriti Sinha

Prakriti is born entrepreneur with welcoming thoughts & ideas. She loves to write & read along with exploring. You can ping her anytime at : prakritisinha@yahoo.com

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