Successful implementation is mandatory for projects to be effective. While the implementation team may have the skill set required, project management is necessary to successfully coordinate projects and team interests. Monday.com offers its users a comprehensive project and team management tool. The information below is a full review of the Monday project management software, and how it can be a difference-maker in the oversight of your projects and team members.
What Is Monday?
Monday is a full-featured visual project management platform that uses an intuitive design to add and manage team members, tasks, workflow progress, and tracking. The way the work management platform is designed is conducive to transparency, which means the teams involved always know what is happening.
The software system is very easy to get into, making putting everything in place for effective teamwork a straightforward task.
Its presentation highly relies on visual cues. It’s not hard to track projects when there are visual indicators of progress, completion, and bottlenecks. The boards that Monday uses also provide valuable insights on assignment relationships and due dates.
Users can alternate through timeline, day-based, status-based, text, person-based, or Kanban board views. The interface makes it easy to see overworked and underworked team members, making workload balance a more attainable task. The interface also supports communication.
How to Use Monday?
First, there is the creation of a board. A board means an area used to organize things to be done. These include projects, social media schedules, CRM, etc. There are multiple board types to choose from, and there are templates to help you get started. You can use shareable boards for collaboration with external guests and private boards for confidential work management. All you need to do is click on “new” and give your board a name to start.
As indicated before, there are predefined templates to help you get started. From the board creation menu, click on “choose template” or a template’s “use” button to select it. Feel free to click on “start from scratch” if you want to design everything yourself.
Your next step is to create groups. Groups may correspond to a month, a week, a project step, etc. They contain your tasks and use a color-coded design. Once you’ve created a board, you can select “add group” to get started. You only need to type the group’s name to finalize its creation, after which you can start editing it.
With your board ready, you can start creating your task list in Monday. A board can have unlimited items, but try to stick to relevant ones. Feel free to divide your tasks into groups and use the nine color choices to make things easy to manage.
With all your tasks listed, the next step is to add your columns. Columns include everything necessary to complete the task, so you can have a smooth process flow. Monday gives you access to different column types, such as people columns and status columns. With your tasks and columns ready, it’s time to get your team to start working.
A green color indicates that the project is complete. Your mission is to get everything to the green stage. That requires you to assign tasks, communicate within the tasks, subscribe to boards to follow projects that matter to you, remain up to date, and promptly update your tasks.
That’s all you need to know to start using Monday!
Pricing and Free Plan
Monday allows you to access a full-featured 14-day free trial without having to use a credit card. Its paid plans are as follows.
The basic plan costs $10 per seat monthly for three to 40 seats if you choose monthly billing. If you choose annual billing, the cost becomes $8 per seat monthly. The basic plan includes unlimited boards, over 200 templates, over 20 column types, access to the Android and iOS mobile app alternatives, unlimited free viewers, and the ability to create a dashboard based on a single board.
The standard plan, which is the most popular, costs $12 and $10 per seat per month for monthly billing and annual billing, respectively. This is for a seat count of three to 40 seats. You get all basic features, plus timeline and Gantt charts, guest access, a calendar view, 250 automation and integration actions monthly, and dashboard creation that can combine up to five boards.
The pro plan is next, and its costs are $20 and $16 per seat per month for monthly and annual billing, respectively. Again, this is a three to 40 seat count price. You get all standard features, plus private boards, time tracking, a chart view, a formula column, 25,000 automations and integrations monthly, and dashboard creation that combines up to 20 boards.
The enterprise plan is next, and it requires you to contact the Monday team for pricing. The subscription includes all pro features, plus enterprise-scale automations and integrations, enterprise-grade governance and security, advanced analytics and reporting, tailored onboarding, multilevel permissions, premium customer support, and dashboard creation that combines up to 50 boards.
Note that if you want 50 seats or more under any of the plans, you must reach out to the customer support team.
Monday is available via Mac and Windows desktop apps, Android and iOS apps, and web browsers.
Monday’s features are as follows:
- Simple and centralized management with boards
- Centralized flow of communication
- Color-coded visual organization for easy and immediate understanding
- Collaboration with guest users
- Complex search algorithm that can help you to locate images, assignments, projects, and updates with no date limit
- Timeline view for tracking projects across multiple days or workloads
- CRM capabilities for tracking pipeline management, targets, sales orders, or web form information
- integrations with various apps and services
The software system supports over 50 different integration types. Some of the most popular are:
- Microsoft Teams
- Microsoft Outlook
- Google Drive
- Google Calendar
- Microsoft Excel
- Adobe Creative Cloud