What task/delegation tools are popular at work?

This is an area I don’t know much about at all, I’d like to change that so I have something to say during interviews. What are the most common tools teams use for assigning tasks in a web development setting? Thanks

I’m not sure it’s going to be a lot of use, because it’s based on the business in question and business structure and management process. And they mostly don’t matter an awful lot outside of the specific work environ. But anyway. Email. Trello (simple). GitHub projects (very easy to work with for developers, but that limits its business usefulness). Google Docs. Basecamp. “Agile” tools like Jira (expensive, heavyweight, very common) and Pivotal Tracker (Jira alternative). Zendesk for filtering customer support related requests. Loads more, some paid, some not, some ad-hoc, some built by the business.

Edit: I’m not sure what you’re going to get out of this. Most tools are not for developers per se, they’re so that a business can manage developers. Beyond knowing the name of the tool, you’re neither going to be able to or need to get any experience of it (reading the blurb on a tool provider’s site is not going to help much). The only exception I would say is using something like Trello, which is kinda generally useful, and GH Projects for managing your own GH code, which can get you used to moving issues along a board towards resolution

You just have to know one tool name, e.g. Jira.

Then you can go to AlternativeTo and search for alternative tools.

Result: https://alternativeto.net/software/jira/

When you look at the numbers under each tool logo,
you will find the biggest ones: Trello, Gitlab, Asana, Taiga, Basecamp etc.

Hi, You only had to answer some tools name, which are popular these days.
For your next interview or for your future use, I am sharing some names here-
A list of few of the best collaboration tools that can support team’s needs:

  1. Jire
  2. Flowdock
  3. GoToMeeting
  4. Slack
  5. Asana
  6. ProofHub
  7. Trello
    Best of luck for next one.
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Just remember, when talking about Jira your face must show that you’re in pain - that’s the sure sign that you’ve worked with Jira professionally :smirk: