Microsoft Teams is a powerful collaboration tool that includes everything from real-time chat to video meetings, document management, etc. Many users know about Teams’ chat and video-conference functions, but did you know it can also be used as a project management tool?
From boosting communication to making work accessible, Microsoft Teams can help you achieve better project management results. This article will walk you through all the details you need to know about using Microsoft Teams for project collaboration and project management.
- Keeps Everyone Informed
It’s no surprise that more businesses are migrating from Slack to Microsoft Teams for effective project management. Suppose you are managing multiple projects simultaneously or working on one big project at a time. In that case, Microsoft Teams helps everyone stay informed, making it simple to chat, call, or video conference with others.
Microsoft Teams can deliver open communication and transparency, whether you need to dive into the details or have a status meeting. You’ll be able to interact to guarantee everyone is on the same page with Microsoft Teams while also storing a set of information that every team member may check if they feel they missed something.
- Manage Tasks Better
Microsoft Planner is an excellent project management tool for keeping track of daily activities, project progress, and more, which can be linked to the team as a channel tab.
You may use Planner to set several goals and write them down on cards, assign functions to anyone on your team, add due dates, attach files and links, add checkboxes, and collaborate with your peers via task comments.
- Meet Deadlines On Time
Deadlines are ultimately what matter most in project management. Shared calendars with Microsoft Teams ensure that everyone knows when will be due for tasks, while task management with Microsoft Planner can break large deadlines into smaller, more manageable ones.
Businesses Team members can view their critical deadlines at a glance with a shared calendar, and the Microsoft Teams collaboration capabilities ensure that no deadline is missed.
Your client might have migrated from Dropbox to Google Drive and is using Google Calendar to plan meetings and reminders. With Microsoft Teams Google Calendar integration, you can automatically create automated workflows to add events to Google Calendar from your MS Teams communication.
- Keeps Work Easily Accessible
The easier it is for an employee to complete their work, the more work they will complete. It’s all about giving team members the tools to perform at their best. Teams can help with this when used in connection with Microsoft SharePoint.
Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint slides, and notes may be saved in SharePoint and accessed via the Microsoft Teams dashboard. Members of your team working on these files can link them to any Microsoft Teams channel. This allows employees to rapidly access the files they need to work on, collaborate on them, and share them with other employees.
- Simplifies Project Reporting
Microsoft Power BI helps your business collect, manage, and analyze data from various sources. You can export data, generate reports, make informed decisions, and exchange information with your teammates in an Office 365 environment.
Linking Power BI to Microsoft Teams will allow you to interact with reports in a team channel. It provides centralized access to all necessary reporting.