Time for a Change? Why You Should Look for a New Project Management Solution Now

Date:3/7/2021
Length:2 minutes
Author:Anna Ogunnusi
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Sometimes we are so used to doing things a certain way that we almost forget there is something else out there. And this applies to all areas of our life – from nutrition to personal relationships and our professional life and career.

“Change is hard at the beginning, messiest in the middle, and best at the end.”

Robin Sharma

Sometimes we are so used to doing things a certain way that we almost forget there is something else out there. And this applies to all areas of our life – from nutrition to personal relationships and our professional life and career.

But, this can also apply to the tools and software you use in your business. Maybe you have been using a certain project management tool for several years and your team is used to working with it. However, lately, it does not really meet your needs anymore – or perhaps you are not happy with the customer service the provider offers. Whatever the reason for your dissatisfaction is, it would be a great reason to look for a new solution.

Till now the pain was no big enough for you to invest the time and resources into the change where you would migrate from a current project management solution to a different one. You are afraid of the change, you don’t want to be listening to your team members mourning about how they will have to spend extra time migrating data and learning to work in the new software.

It is our nature to fear change. Here is a short story by Les Brown to illustrate something you might be familiar with:

Once upon a time, there was a gentleman walking down the street. He came across a house that had a man and a dog on the front porch.

The dog for some reason was moaning and groaning. The gentleman who was walking by was curious about why the dog was moaning and groaning and why the man was just sitting there. So he asked him.

"Hey, Mr. What's wrong with your dog?" The man on the porch said, "He's laying on a nail." The man walking by was shocked. And asked, "Why doesn't your dog just get up?" The owner said..... "Because it's not hurting him bad enough yet."

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This story could be a great metaphor for any aspect of our lives. Well, let’s stay at the professional level and talk about project management here for a moment. You might be asking yourself now “How does a dog sitting on a nail relate to project management?” This is a good, relevant question, so let’s dive into the real problem here.

With Atlassian having announced the end of life of Jira Server, many are “forced” to make a change, whether it is migration to Jira Data Centre, or to Jira Cloud, or looking for a different project management software. Here is what is going to happen:

  1. the end of sale for new licenses and pricing changes in February 2021,
  2. end of upgrades in February 2022
  3. end of new app sales for existing licenses in February 2023
  4. finally, end of support in February 2024.

No matter which of those above is your case, that requires a change. And perhaps your current solution was not giving you all you wanted, but it was like sitting on the nail. You were not satisfied, you were mourning and complaining, but you preferred to stick to what you knew, rather than taking the step into the unknown.

Now, that you are forced to make a change no matter what, perhaps it is the right time to have a look at what is out there. If you are ready to embrace change, to embark on the journey of transition, we are here to assist you! We can even help you to compare several project management solutions that you might be considering .

If you are looking for a professional, more in-depth project management tool where you can manage the flow of your whole company, you should consider Easy Project. Easy Project 10 offers the best project management tools in one application. It is based on WBS, Gantt, SCRUM, Kanban, and other popular and proven PM practices. Plus, it is extensible with modules for Resources, Finances, Help Desk, and DevOps toolset.

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