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In earlier articles I have written about ClickUp, which is my favourite project management tool. Not just I use it – I recommend it more actively in my network.
Besides that the tool does a great job to all project related topics (including goals- and mile stone planing), ClickUp additional is able to support my personal work flow when it comes to content creation.
First things first – usually my advice to you is to use the right tool for a specific challenge or requirement, but ClickUp provides a solution that allows you to centralise all related documents, notes and tasks in one work space.
The advantage may end in less thinking about what goes into which application and it could raise your productivity massively. Often, if you don’t have clear boundaries between the tools you use, you spent more time in thinking and not doing.
ClickUp – a project management tool
ClickUp is what classical project management tool, that supports your work in these areas:
- Resource planning and controlling
- Appointments and time management
- Tasks, goals and mile stones management
- Know-how transfer (Wiki) and communication
Besides the most known list view, ClickUp offers a tons of different other views, filters and functionalities that allows you to adjust the application to the needs of your (or your teams) work flows:
- Board view (Kanban)
- Calendar view
- Gantt view
- Dashboards and reports
- Integrations, i. e. Todoist (via Pleexy.com)
What is the danger of Project Management Tools?
As I mentioned in earlier posts, I strongly recommend as simple as possible with a single list. Step by step you will implement your own processes and the requirements of your team member into ClickUp. With this in mind you expand your system with the needs of your team. The beauty of ClickUp is, that allows this process of development.
Who is behind ClickUp?
ClickUp has been founded in 2017 by CEO Zeb Evans. They launched their first product version in the same year.
The reason for founding this company, so Zeb Evans said, was, because until then, no solution was available that allows to manage a project within one tool.
To centralise into one work space and to raise productivity and reduce the loss of information motivated the team of ClickUp.
In mid-2020, the company received its first debt financing. Just six months later, it has reached a valuation of $1 billion after doubling its customer base and growing revenue ninefold. ClickUp is thus one of the fastest-growing companies in the project management software sector in recent months.
ClickUp based upon a very dedicated team of more than 200 employees. At the same time, a network of consultants spread all over the world ensures that every customer receives the best possible advice and support.
On ClickUp’s website, the San Diego-based company advertises with slogans like “One app to replace them all” or “Save one day per week”.
These are big ambitions and whether ClickUp really is the “all-round carefree package” is something I would like to take a look at with you in the coming weeks.
Why am I telling you about it?
There are a lot of very good programmes and ultimately it’s also a question of your own gut feeling.
I have been using ClickUp myself for over two years. Since there was more talk of Asana, Trello or even Microsoft Project in 2018/2019, I was intrigued by the “newcomer” and wanted to do my part to make ClickUp better known.
I opened a ClickUp community group on LinkedIn where we exchange experiences (currently not so regularly).
I like to explain ClickUp to my peers as follows: “ClickUp can do much more than any competitor and costs much less.”
It is precisely because I like the groove around the team in San Diego so much that I have decided to become even more active, so that as many users as possible get another option to use the tool that helps them to complete their project business faster and on time.
Who am I?
Besides my passion for applications, productivity and software, I have been in the project business for over 20 years. When I compare the tools I used to have and how much a good application can help us today, it’s worlds apart.
Not only because the way we communicate has changed (from physical mail to email to asynchronous chat), but also because information is delivered through the different channels in much less time, it is important to be on top of tasks.
Not least because COVID-19 has led us to adopt a decentralised way of working since 2020 and we are increasingly working remotely.
In many workshops I have discussed with clients the internal processes and workflows that are core to implementing a project management tool.
Links to previous articles
In my previous articles, you can find more information about the relevant tools.
My current setup and why I have replaced some programs
The best for the end
Since I am more than convinced of ClickUp and I would like to actively contribute to building a ClickUp community, I was able to agree on a discount with the ClickUp team so that other users can also benefit from it.
For example, if you decide to use the “Ultimate” plan, you can benefit from a 30% discount on the first year. If you take out a business plan, the first year’s discount is 15%.
Please simply use the following link and create an account in ClickUp.
Simply follow the instructions on the screen.
If you decide you want to use ClickUp as your project management tool, go to the settings and select an appropriate plan, such as Ultimate. I recommend that you use the annual billing plan, as ClickUp itself still offers a very generous discount for the first year.When checking out, enter the promo code FAMILYWORKBALANCE and confirm. The costs should be reduced again afterwards.
If you have any further questions, please contact me. I would be happy to support you.
Have fun and success with ClickUp