I love that Monday is as simple as using an Excel spreadsheet but gives me the kind of powerful tools I used to need a complex project management platform to get. For example, I can collect line items (a.k.a. data records or project tasks) using a form view of my board for users who don't need regular access to the board or wouldn't actively manage the items. I can collect other line items from the managers and team members that share the board.
Then, we can all manage the tasks/pulses together and even contain all interactions and communications related to each right there in context. We get alerts when an update is posted and we can either respond by simply reply to the email or click over to the board and reply inline. Either way, all the comms are captured in one place–right there in the pulse! LOVE it!
Finally, I can export the board or actually broadcast it online and even embed it on my website to report out progress to appropriate stakeholders. This is too good to be true. Need a GANTT view? No problem, it has that. Want to see your pulses on a calendar by due date? How about by completion date? No problem, it has that. What if you just want to see your assigned items, or just the due items, or just the incomplete items, it's intuitive filtering does all that.
I'm sure I sound like a commercial. It's because in my previous careers I've used solutions like TeamGantt.com or Smartsheets and wrestled with the varying levels of good and bad user interface, paid steep user license fees and had to onboard non-technical users. I now lead a team of volunteers with varying technical aptitudes at a non-profit organization and the ease-of-use and level of service that the Monday team consistently provides has blown my socks off. I sincerely love Monday.com!
Nothing really. If I had to come up with SOMETHING that I would change or a new feature I would introduce, I guess I would provide a way to send a generic note to my whole team or a whole board that was not tied to a specific pulse. If there is a way to do this, I may just be overlooking it. Wouldn't surprise me if there is already a feature for this. These guys think of EVERYTHING!
Sign up for a trial. As you "kick the tires", do not hesitate to reach out to support with any questions. They are super responsive and helpful. It's a foreshadow of the level of service they will provide to you once you're a customer.
We use Monday for everything from a big ideas parking lot for long term planning to tracking alarm access codes, social media and print content calendars, event registrations, facility work orders, weekly custodial task tracking, quarterly routine building maintenance, leadership development initiatives tracking and even Monday.com training progress for new users. And I feel like we're just scratching the surface. Who knows what else we'll be using it for a year from now!