The Best Project Management Apps for Microsoft Teams

The Best Project Management Apps for Microsoft Teams

Are you searching for other project management apps that work with Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams is a great platform that will allow you to work with your team as if you’re in the same office. Unfortunately, the extent of its default features is more focused on communication (the reason why they allow integration with other apps).

Whether you’re looking for project management apps that work with Microsoft Teams or you want to check if your apps made it to the list, this article is for you!

Let’s get started.

What are the best project management apps that work with Microsoft Teams?

Note that there are a whole lot more apps that work with Microsoft Teams. In fact, Microsoft estimated that number to be around 700 apps and workflow automation available on the app store.

With that, here are the best project management apps:

1. Asana

Asana is a popular application that helps teams manage and organize their work. It’s ideal for project management, process management, workflow management, and reporting. Some of the most popular companies that use it include Wix and Figma.

Asana and Microsoft Teams Integration

Using Asana on Teams will allow you to collaborate on tasks and keep your work connected without having to leave Microsoft Teams. Whenever you have updates in Asana, you will also receive notifications in your My Tasks section in Teams.

Here are the things you can do with Microsoft Teams and Asana integration:

  • Create, assign, and view tasks
  • Convert conversations into tasks
  • Search for tasks, projects, and portfolios
  • Receive notifications on relevant updates
  • Share tasks, projects, portfolios, and status updates

For more information, visit Asana’s page on how its integration with Microsoft Teams works.

2. Trello

A few years ago, before a whole lot of project management apps popped up, most people only choose between Trello and Asana. Trello is a web-based Kanban-style application that’s a good fit for anyone looking for a simple and focused app.

Trello and Microsoft Teams Integration

What the Trello app in Microsoft Teams does is link your workspaces in Trello to Teams. Every time you run Microsoft Teams, Trello runs by default in the background and becomes available to everyone in your teams.

Here are the things you can do with Microsoft Teams and Trello integration:

  • Completely switch to full Trello functionality through the Trello tab
  • Get automated notifications in regards to changes in the Trello boards

For more information, visit Trello’s page on how its integration with Microsoft Teams works.

3. Monday.com

Monday.com is a versatile tool with functionalities that go beyond project management. In fact, you can say it’s a platform that allows companies to create their own applications and work management processes.

Monday.com and Microsoft Teams Integration

When you connect Monday.com with Microsoft Teams, you can straight away add any boards directly into your channels. You can also receive notifications. The difference is, you can customize what type of notifications to receive.

Here is a list of things you can do with Microsoft Teams and Monday.com integration:

  • Share and receive real-time updates
  • Embed Monday.com boards within tabs
  • Search and share links from boards to conversations in Teams
  • Use your personal space tab to keep an eye on your weekly projects and inbox

For more information, visit Monday.com’s page on how its integration with Microsoft Teams works.

4. ClickUp

ClickUp is one of Monday.com’s fiercest competitors. It declared itself as the “one app to replace them all”, which sounds excessive at first…until you see what you can do with it. You can use ClickUp for process management, task management, time management, and so much more.

ClickUp and Microsoft Teams Integration

When you link ClickUp with Microsoft Teams, you can get everyone in the project notified and updated. Since ClickUp is a monstrous application, not all of its features are accessible within Microsoft teams.

Here is a list of specific things you can do when you integrate Teams and ClickUp:

  • Rich links with additional details added
  • Receive notifications for new comments, attachments, status changes, and other updates
  • Find and attach a task to any conversation

For more information, visit ClickUp’s page on how its integration with Microsoft Teams works.

5. Smartsheet

Smartsheet is a dynamic workspace, software-as-a-service platform, that teams can use to assign tasks, track project progress, manage calendars, and share documents. The unique aspect of Smartsheet is the fact that it has a tabular user interface.

Smartsheet and Microsoft Teams Integration

When you enable Smartsheet for Teams, you gain the ability to add a Smartsheets tab within channels. Without leaving Teams, you can straightaway add sheets, dashboards, and reports as tabs and your team can work on them.

Here are the things you can do with a Smartsheet and Microsoft Teams integration:

  • Set Smartsheet notifications to be sent automatically to a Teams channel
  • Receive notifications and notifications as direct messages
  • Review and submit update requests
  • Review and approve Smartsheet approval requests
  • Add sheets, dashboards, and reports as tabs within a Teams channel

For more information, visit Smartsheet’s page on how its integration with Microsoft Teams works.

6. Jira

Jira is a teams software that’s popular with developers and agile teams. It helps members of the team to plan, track, and release great software. However, other teams can also make use of it as its features are more or less similar to other project management applications.

Jira and Microsoft Teams Integration

When you integrate Jira with Microsoft Teams, you will be able to bring the experience into your collaboration environment in Teams. It helps you focus and communicate with your team on issues and backlog.

Here are the things you can do with a Jira and Microsoft Teams integration:

  • Add the Jira cloud tab in Microsoft Teams
  • Find a project you’re working on
  • Apply filters on your projects
  • Discuss your backlog with others

For more information, check out Jira’s page on how its integration with Microsoft Teams works.

7. Hive

Hive is a new project management platform that brands itself as the “#1 productivity platform for fast-moving teams”. Since it’s newer than the rest, it has fewer functions too. However, these features are more focused and refined than the others.

Hive and Microsoft Teams Integration

Though new in the marketplace, Hive integrates with thousands of applications and makes it easy for anyone to connect all work-related information in a centralized place. When you integrate Hive with Microsoft Teams, you can add it as part of your Teams channel.

Here are the things you can do when you integrate Hive with Microsoft Teams:

  • Create and view projects
  • Assign tasks to other members
  • View all tasks assigned
  • Share documents and files

For more information, read Hive’s page about its integration with Microsoft Teams.

8. Miro

Miro is a unique project management app because of its online collaborative whiteboard feature. Although most users make use of its integration options, some are content to work on it solely as it allows cross-functional teamwork possible through video chat, presentation, and sharing.

Miro and Microsoft Teams Integration

When you integrate Miro with Teams, you actually bring over Miro’s capabilities and features over to teams. You can collaborate in real-time or asynchronously and go from conversation to collaboration.

Here is a list of things you can do when you integrate Miro with Microsoft Teams:

  • Add a Miro board as a tab
  • Share outputs in team channels
  • Receive notifications about feedback and important updates
  • Brainstorm, create mind maps and plan sessions within Teams

For more information, visit Miro’s page on how its integration with Microsoft Teams works.

9. Klaxoon

Klaxoon is an app that makes team collaboration and teamwork more efficient. Klaxoon has a suite of apps like Board, Questions, Quiz, and others that have various uses for teams. Its visual collaboration tool alone is enough to encourage teamwork.

Klaxoon and Microsoft Teams Integration

When you integrate Klaxoon with Microsoft Teams, you will be able to run meetings, workshops, sessions, and stay with your team directly. You can then make use of Klaxoon’s apps to make information more visual and facilitate decision-making.

Here are things you can do from Microsoft Teams when you integrate Klaxoon:

  • Start video calls and send messages
  • Share documents
  • Make use of Klaxoon’s Board, Questions, Quizzes, etc.

For more information, read Klaxoon’s article about its integration with Microsoft.

10. Zoho Projects

Zoho is a cloud software suite and SaaS applications for various businesses. Its online project management software, Zoho Projects, is a comprehensive solution for planning work, tracking, and collaborating with the team.

Zoho Projects and Microsoft Teams Integration

When you integrate Zoho Projects and Microsoft Teams, you will be able to collaborate on your task with leaving Teams. What’s even cooler is that you can make use of Zoho’s integration of its other apps like CRM, Reports, Desk, and many others with Teams.

Here is a list of things you can do when you integrate Zoho Projects and Microsoft Teams:

  • Start a task conversation in channels
  • Use a bot to perform various actions like creating a new task, assigning owners, adding comments, and more
  • Use Zoho Projects itself in a tab

For more information, check out Zoho’s page on its integration with Microsoft Teams.

As you can see, there are a lot of project management apps that can integrate with Microsoft Teams. If you’re not sure which to use, make sure to test them out first outside of Teams as its integration is only an extension of what it can do.

If you have questions regarding Microsoft Teams, integrations, or anything related to Microsoft products, feel free to drop a comment below. You can also slide on email by sending me a message via the contact page.

About Ryan Clark

As the Principal Solutions Architect at Mr. SharePoint, I help companies of all sizes better leverage Modern Workplace and Digital Process Automation investments. I am also a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) for Office Apps & Services.

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