Microsoft Teams is a unique collaborative platform that allows you to share your knowledge, collaborate on different projects, and collaborate effectively across the organization. What we especially love is the ability to integrate third-party apps that can streamline your work processes and improve your Teams experience. Check out the most popular Microsoft Teams project management apps in a row here.
Project Management Apps for Microsoft Teams
Everyone has heard about Trello – an app to manage projects and perform daily tasks. With Trello, you can create dashboards for all your usage scenarios: project management, sales collaboration, onboarding process, and so on. Customize your boards with lists and maps that contain all the required content – checklists, notes, expiration dates, attachments, and comments. Moreover, with codeless automation, you can reduce the number of annoying tasks by harnessing the power of automation across your team.
Trello app for Microsoft Teams
The Trello app connects your Trello teams to those in Microsoft Teams. You can add Trello as a new tab in a dedicated channel. This allows you to view Trello’s boards, lists and maps directly in the Teams environment. In addition, you can use Trello Connector to automatically receive notifications from Teams about changes made to Trello.
Asana brings your team’s work to one shared place. You can effectively run projects with custom visuals, such as a list view to organize and assign tasks. A board view makes it easy to manage dependent, overlapping, and unplanned tasks. In addition, you can automate routine tasks. For example, a project overview allows you to share goals and important resources to keep your team aligned.
Asana with Teams
Another feature is the ability to integrate Asana with many other apps, such as Outlook, SharePoint, Power BI, and of course Microsoft Teams. By connecting Asana to Teams, you can collaborate on Asana tasks and keep your work connected without leaving your Teams environment. Maximize visibility and view Asan tasks, projects, status updates, and portfolios directly in Microsoft Teams.
SalesTim – Microsoft Teams App
SalesTim – is an app for managing collaboration processes for Microsoft Teams. With SalesTim, you are able to structure the environment of your Teams, automate team creations and create a strong governance policy at no extra cost to IT.
With SalesTim Automation, you can create your own Teams template catalog. In this case, you can create a project management template with standard, private, and shared channels, app tabs, uploaded files and folders, and more. This way, as a project manager, you can quickly create fully equipped teams from Project Management Template with all content included.
So you can quickly create a fully set up team based on Project Management Template with:
- Copied default, private, and shared channels to collaborate on projects and share content
- Cloned files and folders with important documents, such as guidelines, codes of practice, report templates, and so on
- Pre-built planner with signs, tasks, notes and attachments
- Tabs with other apps, such as Yammer to interact with project experts or Sharepoint to access your access library or your internal Hub sites
Jira is another great tool for effective project management. It has many products, such as Jira Software, Jira Align, Jira Service Management and others. Let’s talk about a few.
With Jira Software you can plan, track and release your own software. You can create user stories and issues and distribute tasks to your software team. In addition, you can use a template workflow or create your own workflow to manage your processes.
You can then use Jira Align to collect team-level data to make all the work visible across your enterprise in real time. Bring everyone to the same page to determine the scope, roadmaps, and dependencies between teams and portfolios.
Jira Cloud and Jira Server with Microsoft Teams
This integration brings your Jira experience into your collaboration environment, keeping your team focused and communicating across topics. You can also interact with the Jira Cloud bot to create, assign, and edit issues. In addition, the message extension allows you to search directly for a specific issue and send it to a channel or conversation.
With Wrike, you and your colleagues can collaborate on projects and improve your customer experience. Visualize plans with Gantt charts, enable Agile teams with Kanban boards, and build your workflows to accelerate projects like event management, product delivery, or onboarding. Another feature is the ability to use custom application forms that collect details and to automatically create and assign tasks to the right teams.
Wrike App with Microsoft Teams
After you integrate Wrike into your Teams environment, you can add folders and projects as new tabs to a dedicated channel. This allows you to view all tasks, edit important task details, add comments, and list your colleagues in your Teams environment.
In addition, any Microsoft Teams user can create a Wrike account and invite teammates to the account through Microsoft Teams.
Monday.com is the visual platform that allows you to plan, organize, and track all your team’s activities. To streamline processes, you can create your own workflow or choose from over 200 ready-made templates. Create a board of groups, items, and updates that sync in real time. Notify teammates, add files, and link boards together so it’s easy to track and execute progress.
Monday.com App with Microsoft Teams
By integrating Monday.com with Teams, you can structure and streamline your projects and processes in one place. So, you can create new boards and collaborate directly from the Microsoft Teams tabs on existing boards. In addition, by using the Monday bot, you can receive notifications from your boards and create new items. Finally, you can customize your personal space tab to stay up to date with your weekly project.
Beesy – is an AI-powered collaboration solution to plan, organize, collaborate, and track your work. Let’s mention a few of the possibilities:
- Reduce the time spent on emails tracking emails and an up-to-date mailbox
- Organize meetings with notes and action plan follow-up
- Manage your team members and drive the progress of the action plan
- Simplify task management with custom reporting and much more
Bessapps with Microsoft Teams
Bessy combines all action plans, meeting notes, projects and goals. By integrating Bessy and Teams, you save time you spend managing your goals and collaborating. Gather essential information from your team chat and meeting action items, turn important emails into tasks, and more. Pin your custom dashboards and views as new tabs and collaborate on projects with your teammates.
Smartsheet is a cloud-based platform that enables teams and organizations to plan and manage automation and reporting. With this tool, you can create different dashboards and views to track your progress with useful visuals. You can share your work results with stakeholders inside and outside your organization. In addition, you can streamline processes with automated workflows including reminders and updates.
Smartsheet with Microsoft Teams
By connecting Smartsheet to your Teams environment, you can send Smartsheet notifications directly to Teams channels. You can then add any sheet, dashboard, or report as a new tab in Teams’ channels. This can bring conversations together even if members of your project team don’t have access to the Smartsheet platform.
MeisterTask is an online task management tool for teams. This app allows you to organize and manage tasks in a designed and customizable environment. You can create dashboards with tasks and build relationships between them. For example, you can mark tasks as related to, duplicated, or blocked by other tasks. You can then load predefined checklists or custom fields to tasks. Plus, you can create workflows to automate repetitive steps and increase your team’s efficiency.
MeisterTask App with Microsoft Teams
Integrate MeisterTask with Microsoft Teams and effectively perform task management for your project team. To do this, you can add the MeisterTask project dashboard as a new tab in a Teams channel. This way, you can work with the same interface on your project tasks without leaving Microsoft Teams.
Miro is the online whiteboard collaboration platform that allows you to distribute teams to work. It enables teams to keep everyone engaged and aligned in the project development process, from idea to production. With Miro, you can invite users on your online board to brainstorm, take notes, and track projects. Create your own dashboards or use one of Miro’s templates, such as business model canvas, user story maps, herringbone diagrams, and so on. Customize whiteboards by uploading images, documents, spreadsheets, and more.
Miro App for Microsoft Teams
With Miro and Microsoft Teams, you can receive notifications from Miro directly in the Teams environment. It allows everyone on your team to stay up to date with feedback, reviews, and other important content as you go through your normal workflow. Add each board created in Miro as a new tab in Teams’ channels and start conversations with your colleagues to discuss updates and project changes.
Klaxoon is a great collaboration tool for efficient teamwork. This app enhances your meeting experience by connecting people in a single meeting room. Each participant receives a meeting code via email or message and can then connect to the online or offline meeting via mobile and participate in brainstorming, share ideas, execute projects, participate in quizzes and surveys and much more.
In addition, you can use pre-built Klaxoon templates to effectively organize meetings. Weekly template, OKR method, risk management, fast project sheet and much more.
Klaxoon with Microsoft Teams
Your team can use Klaxoon directly from Microsoft Teams to share ideas and collaborate effectively. Directly within Teams, you can share a Klaxoon network in a needed Teams channel. This way, your project tea has access to all the resources shared at Klaxoon’s private workspace. By integrating Klaxoon with Teams, you enable each team member to experience the same experience wherever they are.
Microsoft Teams Apps for Project Management
Finally, let’s list some of the Office 365 apps that can help you manage projects. What is especially great is their ability to integrate with each other.
Microsoft Planner to manage project tasks
Microsoft Planner is a great tool to manage daily tasks, perform project progress, and more. Planner allows you to create different buckets of cards. Assign tasks to each person on your project team, add expiration dates, add files and links, add check boxes, and collaborate with your teammates through task commentary.
Add Planner as a new tab in your Teams channel and manage daily activities without leaving teams. In addition, you can change the view to boards, schedules, or charts. In addition, SalesTim Planner allows you to add at the template level. Build a Microsoft Teams template with the Planner tab and it will be automatically added to the newly created teams from this template.
Microsoft Project is a powerful and easy-to-use app that allows you to successfully run any project. Here you can easily plan your projects with the power of dynamic planning based on the effort required, the duration of the project, and the assigned team members.
When you create a new project, it actually starts in a grid view that is basically a list of tasks. Here you can assign tasks, set the duration and progress, and add another custom column.
A timeline view shows your project’s tasks in a traditional Gantt view where you can manage tasks that are distributed across the timeline. In addition, you can hover over the tasks and summaries to easily see what they’re scheduled for.
What’s great is the ability to integrate Microsoft Project into Microsoft Teams. This feature allows you to add a link to your project from Project for the Web as a new tab in the Microsoft Teams environment. Share project files, start online meetings and conversations, and track the progress of the project in one place.
Power BI to build and share projects reports
Microsoft Power BI helps your organization collect, manage, and analyze data from different sources. Export data, build reports, make the right decisions, and easily share content with your colleagues in the Office 365 environment.
By connecting Power BI to Microsoft Teams, you can easily collaborate on reports directly in a team channel. As a project manager, you can add a project report to one of the tabs in your team and track the dynamics of project indicators in real time.
Automate team creations from any app with Power Automate
Wondering how to streamline your processes? With Power Platform, you can automate repetitive tasks and save time by using Microsoft Teams connector with other apps. Wondering how to receive notifications or set up an approval process? Read our article about the basic capabilities of Microsoft Teams and Power Automate.