Technology Leadership: Leveraging the Latest Tools

As a technology leader, it’s essential to leverage tools to manage dynamic in-person, virtual, and hybrid teams. These teams typically comprise a variety of skills and  personalities that make understanding and mastering the latest tools necessary to lead effectively. Technology leadership requires successful implementation and usage of communication, collaboration, and project management applications for program and project success.

Let’s take a look at the latest tools for technology leaders.

Technology Tools for Communication


The everything in one place video telephony software is great for remote work, online learning, and meetings. Zoom reimagines the modern workspace and allows businesses to engage new audiences with encryption and password protection.  


  • Virtual Meetings
  • Team Chats 
  • VoIP Phone System
  • Conversation Intelligence
  • Email and Calendar
  • Screen Sharing


  • Slack
  • Google Drive
  • Evernote
  • Eventbrite
  • HubSpot
  • Mailchimp
Communication Tools

Google Meet

Conduct real-time video-communications with your browser, desktop, or mobile device with Google Meets. This heavily used communication tool allows secure communications and collaborations to conduct business or meetings from your office or home workspace. 


  • Live Captions
  • Live Chats
  • Screen Sharing
  • Meeting Recordings
  • Live Streaming
  • Single Sign-In Access


  • Spotify
  • Slack
  • Wix Automations
  • Salesforce
  • Trello
  • Square

Microsoft Teams

The hub for communicating with teams of all sizes that boosts productivity across teams and businesses. Microsoft Teams gives technology leaders the opportunity to conduct live events, group conversations, and breakout sessions. 


    • Screen Sharing
    • Custom Backgrounds
    • Virtual Waiting Rooms
    • Live Captions
    • Audio conferencing
    • Instant Chats


    • Slack
    • Webex
    • Lucidchart
    • Wrike
    • Microsoft Outlook
    • Google Calendar

    Collaboration Tools


    An instant messaging program for faster, organized, and secure collaborations. Slack gives you the option to create separate channels across projects, clients, and teams. Easily chat, send files, and receive quick feedback for real-time participation with Slack.  


    • Set Reminders
    • Voice & Video Calls
    • Managing & Tracking Documents
    • Streamlined Sidebar
    • Pin Messages & Reference Links
    • Advanced Search Modifiers


    • Box
    • Google Drive
    • Wrike
    • Zoom
    • Twitter
    • Adobe Creative Cloud
    Technology Tools for Collaboration


    A web-based, Kanban style tool that brings tasks, teams, and ideas together. In a centralized dashboard view work together to manage assignments, timelines, calendars, and metrics. Trello offers a well-organized board and card system, seamless editing, and a searchable database with mobile optimization. 


    • Easy, Drag & Drop Editing
    • File Attachment
    • In-Line Editing
    • Mobile-Friendly Views
    • Activity Logs
    • SSL Data Encryption


    • Asana
    • Jira
    • Airtable
    • ClickUp
    • HubSpot
    • Salesforce

    Google Workspace

    A secure cloud-based collaboration and productivity tool. Google Workspace provides work insights on usage, endpoint to help manage user devices, and data retention to set rules and holds on data for certain Google applications. Users can also create business workspaces with custom domains and data is NOT used for ads. 


    • Single Sign-On
    • Contact Profiles
    • Directory Syncing
    • Calendar
    • Data Security
    • Store & Share Files


    • Google Sheets
    • Zoom
    • Google Forms
    • Acuity Scheduling
    • Wix
    • ClickUp

    Project & Workflow Management Tools

    Jira Portfolio

    Plan, track, and manage agile and software development projects in Jira with custom automation, workflow, collaboration, and releases. This proprietary issue tracking and project management tool breaks down tasks into manageable pieces across teams. Jira offers templates for Scrum, Kanban, bug tracking, and DevOps for small to large development teams.  


    • Reports & Insights
    • Project Flexibility
    • Drag & Drop Automation
    • Code & Deployment Status
    • Atlassian Access
    • Roadmaps


    • AdobeXD
    • Figma
    • Lucidchart
    • Miro
    • GitHub
    • Slack
    Project Management Tools

    Microsoft Project

    Microsoft Project is a scheduling, resource assignment, project duration, and budgeting tool for staying on track and improving business intelligence. This application allows for flexibility, a centralized view of programs and projects, and interactive dashboards to visualize projects. 


    • Grid, board, and timeline views
    • Project planning
    • Reporting
    • Timesheets & Resource Management
    • Desktop Version
    • Cloud-Based Solution


    • MS Excel
    • MS SharePoint
    • Dynamics 365
    • MS Word
    • MS Power BI
    • GanttPRO


    Track progress, tasks, and share documents with Smartsheet. This software delivers a variety of views, reports, dashboards, and workflows to display plans, resources, and schedules. With Smartsheet customize automated processes, scale programs and portfolios, and manage projects all in one platform. 


    • Shared Sheets
    • Shared Workspaces
    • Advanced Reports
    • Alerts & Reminders
    • Permission Levels
    • Send & Receive Updates Via Email


    • Tableau
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Webex
    • Facebook Ads
    • Slack
    • Brandfolder
    Technology leadership remains a competitive field as innovative tools and technologies continue to be discovered. Enhancing your existing skills is a must to sustain a technology leadership position. To learn more about skills development with courses at the Digital Workshop Center, set up a time to speak with a Student Advisor.

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