Asana has been a popular work management tool for teams around the world and still is. Especially among small teams or freelancers. 2020 has brought dramatic changes to the concept of “remote work“. Remote has become massive and complete. The role of the work management platform has become much more important and needs for capabilities have changed. What is to be considered a valuable work management platform in the new remote work era?
📌 It has to be easy to use – help teams adopt to new environment without breaking culture and energy.
📌 It has to be flexible – reflect all processes that worked and any details that were worked on physically.
📌 It has to be visual – allow teams to collaborate on complex projects of any size.
These three are the values that Teamhood is built on and that makes it a valuable alternative to task management tools like Asana. Let’s take a look into major features that build advantage of Teamhood vs Asana.
Asana like Teamhood features a Kanban board for visualizing processes. However, Asana board is very limited. If the number of items is growing Asana lacks the capability to visualize complexity. Why wouldn’t your team use a digital Kanban board the same way it used a physical one on a whiteboard before leaving offices? Adjust column widths to fit all items on a board, make swimlanes for different categories, and so on.
Teamhood Advanced Kanban Board is built for professional teams, that need a tool to visualize complex processes and large numbers of items.
In Teamhood there are flexible options for how to track time – launch a tracker, log by the hour, or log full time spent on each item.
Time tracking data is then used for performance measurement. Managers can also use insights of Teamhood reports to improve estimations in the future. Improving estimations result in better planning quality and meeting project deadlines.
Asana offers integrations with 3rd party time tracking tools. Naturally, this results in additional costs for the users. In Teamhood time tracking is included in every plan, and all users can take advantage of this valuable feature with no extra cost. And cost-wise this makes Teamhood a no-brainer alternative to Asana.
Managers of remote teams cannot physically watch their teams working. Performance metrics come then into great help. In Teamhood managers can monitor agile metrics that help them identify bottlenecks and productivity improvement opportunities, such like:
✅ items age percentiles
✅ completion on-time ratio
✅ item time to complete percentiles
✅ items in – items out flow
Asana offers integrations with 3rd party analytics tools. This, as well, ends up as an additional cost for teams. Metrics, reports, and dashboards in Teamhood is an integral part of the platform and is being developed further.
Teamhood was originally developed to meet the needs of engineering and production teams – to visualize complex processes, track a large number of items, ensure timely delivery of projects. Since the rapid spread of remote work these needs have become common to many businesses and teams – furniture manufacturers, marketing agencies, HR teams, Accounting service providers, and many more. Probably the best explanation for why Teamhood is the best alternative to Asana has been provided by one of our customers a healthcare company:
Most of the products on the market (for example Asana that we previously used) are a bit too simple. For instance, they don’t really provide any structure for user stories vs. tasks. They also usually have only one lane and the board becomes a huge mess if several people are working. We felt that we can model our product development process in the best way with Teamhood. The best part is definitely that Teamhood actually supports our process and it’s really hard to do it in the wrong way.