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Designing is required in almost every step of business. Had it been a website development, corporate identity, logo, advertisement, marketing/ promotion, or launching of new products or rendering services, each of them revolves around designing process. This high demand of designing can be very challenging for designers and non- designers as well. Thus, it is crucial to manage the design projects carefully.
Every design project undergoes with two major stages:
Concept: This is the initial phase of designing, where a designer chooses the general message and layout of the design.
Execution: It commences where “Concept” ends. This stage brings life to the concept where designer decides which images, color, layout, fonts or copy will be carried with the design.
After undergoing the above stages, a designer may come out with a perfect design. But in between, there are many design project processes which can help you to manage the design projects efficiently. Read the Complete Article
Targetprocess agile project management software continues to release features and functionality that allow its users to adjust the software according to their process. The latest feature now enables functional teams to work on the same work item one after another. In the past, users create project workflows where a team or teams work on a project and follow the same states. Then the Team Workflow released a year ago allowed teams to create and use their custom workflows for all items not affecting other teams. The latest feature now provides more flexibility to users who can custom-fit current process according to their needs.
For Teams Working Sequentially
As one of the three parameters of every project, time is a commodity that project managers want the most, but often have the least. The business world is moving at an increasingly fast pace, so project managers are under pressure to deliver projects more quickly than ever before.
Upper management and clients will judge a project’s success not only by the achievement of goals, but by whether these goals were achieved within the deadline to retain the company’s competitive edge. As a result, project managers need effective time management skills to lead a project to success.
Apply the 80/20 Rule to achieve maximum results with little effort
Also known as the Pareto principle, the 80/20 rule is simple: 80 percent of effort is used on 20 percent of the tasks that are not that important, so there is only 20 percent of your effort remaining for the really important tasks – those that bring in 80 percent of results. Read the Complete Article
Slack is a multi-platform cloud-based team messaging application and platform. It is capable of real-time messaging, archiving and search functionality. Users can send one-on-one direct messages, create private group chat and persistent open chat rooms, organize chats by topic, attached files to messages, and integrate with a variety of online third-party apps. It can be used in organizations as an alternative to email. It can also be used by communities of users discussing specific topics of interest.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Team Communication – Slack messaging application and platform provides teams with different ways to communicate. Users can organize team conversations in open channels. They can create a channel for a project, a topic, or for a specific team, where everyone has a transparent view of the conversation.
To be productive means to be effective in one’s effort given a limited, specified time. A productive person is able to do more, do them faster, or needs less time to do them. And time is a constraint, because each one of us has only so many hours in a working day to accomplish our tasks. Moreover, there are days when we do not feel our best, when our energy is lacking, our motivation is missing, and our enthusiasm is wanting. What, then, can we do to get through the day positively?
Simple tips for increasing productivity while at work
In times when our enthusiasm, motivation or energy is lacking, we can make it up by having more of technique. With the following simple productivity tips, we can salvage an otherwise potential frustrating workday, and instead turn it around where we will feel accomplished and fruitful by the end of the day. Read the Complete Article
Being a project manager is extremely challenging. As a team leader, you have to make sure that your people understand the project and can accomplish everything within a particular period. The results are highly significant in your job because it allows you and your company to grow.
Apart from the work itself, you also have to develop your project management skills and keep your team motivated while on task. Juggling all of these is not easy, and can even lead to pitfalls at work.
Conversely, you can avoid failures from happening by managing your time and keeping your set of skills intact. Here are four ways to do it.
Build a Network of Project Managers
If you’re working in a small company or organization, it’s important to meet with a number of project management teams who can assist you in different tasks, as you get to share diverse ideas and thoughts. Read the Complete Article
Planplex is a tool that is commonly used to plan projects and build Gantt Charts collaboratively. The integration is simple and flexible, and some external tools can be linked to the system. Planplex includes tools to track your project, and with all the integration, tracking, collaboration, and planning, no hassle is required. The features include Bug Tracking, Testing/QA management, Status Tracking, Resource Management, Time and Expense Tracking, Milestone Tracking, and Issue Management. Recently, Planplex have massively improved their user interface, and introduced public views, that allows you to share you work with higher management, customers, and colleagues.
New User Interface
It has been a long time since the last major update in Planplex, but this time it is more advanced than the rest. For the last three months, much of the time has been spent rethinking and trying to redesign the product to improve the user experience and interaction. Read the Complete Article
Commonly the reasons why new year resolutions have a bad name is because they seldom last more than a couple of days due to a lack of determination. It is with an expectation this year will aid us with this much-needed determination, here are some resolutions to abide by this year.
1. Always Aim to be a Leader
Being a manager simply means you need to meet the expectations, whereas a leader paves the way and leads by example.
2. Treat Employees as Humans rather than Resources
Although industries refer to people as resources, a leader views them as human and not some assigned robots.
3. Use Technology Adequately
In this way, draw the most out of the tools you employ for project management tasks, by capturing, analyzing, monitoring, and reporting for the success of a project. Read the Complete Article
Hub Planner is a state-of-the-art resource management, visual & planning scheduling software with powerful reports and timesheets that help companies all over the world plan their resources. The Sweden-based company seems to be having a great new year with the launch of many new handy features, some of which are listed below.
Get your report metrics within days
It’s now possible to switch on the report metrics with the help of the company’s latest launch-Hours/Days switch button. They still accept all information in hours and percentages as inputs; however, with this new feature, you can now change the numbers into days in your report metrics.
When it comes to the conversion of days, the system will use the resource’s daily capacity in a majority of calculations, but will have recourse to your average capacity each day in certain calculations which are focused on grand totals. Read the Complete Article
Mavenlink seems to live up to its mission of reinventing the way businesses do work by providing expertise, services and technology that allow organizations to conduct business in today’s fast-paced world. The company recently rolled out some new features which can be of tremendous assistance in transforming the way organizations and people work.
Here’s a rundown of the new features
Customize Global Task List
The Global Task List can now be customized to view information that is pertinent to you. This list exhibits Deliverables, Tasks, Milestones and issues associated to your projects. Managing your portfolio in some cases can turn out to be messy. The new task list makes the process of juggling a huge number of tasks easier. Thanks to robust filters, it’s possible for you to select which tasks you want to see first. Read the Complete Article