The tools of the trade for project management

You may not have got into the design business to become a manager, but even if you're a sole trader it's useful to have some project management skills just to make sure that you hit deadlines and don't go taking on more work than you can handle.

Whether you're keeping yourself in check or a creative director running a massive project with a big team and loads of stakeholders, you can make things easier for yourself by having the right software solutions. Here's what the pros recommend. Make sure you also see our tips for project management.

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Tom Dennis

Tom Dennis is a journalist, editor and content director with more than a decade’s experience working on international magazines, newspapers, and websites. While Tom is an expert on all things tech, having previously edited sister Future sites T3 and Computer Arts and picked up a PPA award for being a 'Digital Native', he still has a soft spot for the printed word. Tom has since moved into digital content marketing.