Project management as a practice wouldn’t be where it is today without Gantt charts. These visual, horizontal bars make project-related information more appealing and easy to grasp for all stakeholders involved. However, how do you know which one to choose?

To help you, we’ve compiled a list of the best Gantt chart software, including an overview of each tool, screenshots, key takeaways, and a chart (no pun intended) to compare Gantt chart software (cloud-based only). At the end, there’s also a bit of theory on how they evolved.

Gantt Chart Software

1. Paymo


Does writing content feel more like working in a coal mine rather than a content marketing team? If yes, then an editorial calendar might be the answer to your struggles.

This isn’t just a mere calendar to plan future posts and give you the much needed consistency. Or should I say reassurance? But also a tool for developing a solid content marketing strategy that’s tied to actual business results — be it more traffic, leads, or loyal customers.

In this post, I’m going to walk you through the steps on how to create an editorial calendar and what it implies.

What is an editorial calendar?


Since working from home has become the new norm, project managers and team leaders in particular have a hard time keeping their teams engaged and motivated.

Sure, it was much easier to build culture when everyone was in the same place. Colleagues could talk with each other about whatever topic, in a break, during lunch, or even after work hours, as well as pick up non-verbal cues like a sarcastic tone much faster, which meant they were better equipped at solving conflicts and building relationships with one another.

With remote work though, we rarely have the chance to talk with…


With the outbreak of Coronavirus across the whole world, all of us have to work remotely, some for the very first time. Which can be scary.

No, this is not another post about how to work remotely. We wrote one way before this crisis.

But one about how to responsibly continue our activities and care for our team with the help of a work management tool like Paymo.

Here are the most common pitfalls you may suddenly find yourself in and how to deal with them, both as a team member and project manager.

FOR TEAM MEMBERS

1. Not sure how to start your day

You left the office on Friday…


Company: KDA
Speaker: Tom Klaber, Principal
Projects/month: 8–12
Employees: 2
Years using Paymo: 2

Big Apple

New York. Home of skyline-altering buildings coming from big-name, award-winning architects. How do you make your way in it as a newcomer?

For Tom Klaber it was a residential project — a townhouse more specifically — for which he received a commission to design just 3 years ago. That’s how Klaber Design + Architecture (KDA), a boutique architectural and interior design firm was born.

Growing from a one-person firm to a full-service boutique outfit with 10–20 ongoing projects was no small feat though. According to Tom:


Company: Cromatic Studios
Speaker: Cristian Stoicescu, Business Development
Projects/month: 10–20
Employees: 14
Years using Paymo: 1+

Creativity, full sail!

Have you ever felt like breaking off your daily routine and starting fresh again?

Daniel Stoicescu wanted to express his ideas and design vision without barriers. So he took the leap and left the former company he founded with two college colleagues to launch Cromatic Studios, a design studio, in 2012. His brother, Cristian, recalls joining the company together with 4 other colleagues one year later, bringing marketing and business management skills to the table.

This melting pot of funky, yet genuine professionals gradually…


Company name: Strongway Webstudio
Speaker: Leonardo Baptista Lopes, Founder
Projects/month: 8
Employees: 4
Years using Paymo: 9

Sisyphus: The Freelancer

At the beginning, every freelancer is much like Sisyphus: they have to worry about attracting clients, understand the project in detail, control tasks, and make sure they get paid. Only to start this process over with the next client.

So was the story of Leonardo, who became a web designer ever since he got out of college in 2007. Back then, he was an art director for a game development studio and a front-end developer for another two web design ones. All while…


How do you package an abstract feature like time tracking?

A subject that gets hotter with every new generation, who arrives at the same conclusion: it’s exhausting and way too complex for a one-size-fits-all approach to even exist.

This week, I’m not standing on the sidelines anymore observing other products, but rolling my sleeves up to show you the exact thinking that went behind designing Paymo’s time tracking landing page.

Paymo’s Time Tracking Page

For those of you who don’t know, I work at Paymo, a work management platform that bundles task management, resource scheduling, time tracking, and billing to help teams deliver projects…


Running a project can feel a lot like herding cats with a laser beam: chaotic and random at best.

Not if you’re using a project schedule though. A proper one clearly outlines the activities that need to be done, their order, the resources involved, and how long it takes to complete them.

Much like a blueprint to benchmark against future progress or risks that might derail the project’s initial scope — which is what usually happens in project management.

So how do you develop a project schedule that is simple enough to be understood by all stakeholders, yet detailed at…


Illustration credits: Uran

What does it mean to have all your ducks in a row as a product marketer?

Apart from knowing your customer’s needs and what key metrics to improve, you also need to keep an eye on your competition, i.e. what changes do they make in terms of their messaging, design, pricing, and so on.

Believe it or not, some of them revamp their brand every 2–3 months, making it hard to manually monitor and update competitor insights inside a colored spreadsheet 😵

The answer to this never ending hustle?

Competitive intelligence software.

This type of tool aggregates mountains of data…

Andrei Țiț

I write, talk, pitch and promote tech products 🗣 Product Marketing @Paymo. Amateur photographer in my spare time 📷🔰

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