However, when collaborating on an academic project, it is difficult to convince others to switch to or simply to start using a certain platform for progress tracking. Rather, one may resort to logging and tracking tasks just in Latex, typically on Overleaf which is popular for collaborative paper writing.
In this case, we can create simple to-do lists in Latex, as outlined in this StackExchange answer. Combined with the tracking functionality of Overleaf and its integration with GitHub, this can be a very powerful and sufficient tool for e.g. tracking revisions of a paper draft.