Interestingly, many software companies, when asked about which tools they use, don't even mention their own. They simply don't use their software to the extent that they hope or want their clients to use it. This doesn't make sense to us. Why would your clients use the tool if you don't even use it yourself? If something doesn't work for us, it means that it might not work for other teams with similar tasks. So, we fix it. If you're interested in finding out more, check out how Developers, or Sales and Customer Success use Forecast.
Are you running a Marketing Team with a hefty Editorial Calendar for executing your Content Marketing? Maybe you're coming from a regular calendar or a Trello board, and your team has grown in terms of size and tasks. If this is the case, then you're probably looking for a more organized way to plan out your marketing activities.
Everyone is made aware of the health of the projects, and are open for cross-team collaboration.
Dominic describes the new implementation of displaying the dashboards and what value that has brought to their office. “When we started displaying the dashboards on the TV, people were really happy about it. What I have seen is that people want to add in information about how their project is going and they started talking about the progress of different projects even if they were not assigned to it.” For Nexus Innovations, displaying their project dashboards on the office TV’s have served to be really useful for them. It has generated more discussions in the team and between teams.
Finding a brilliant combination of managing projects with scheduling
Adeo Group searched for nearly a year to find the right project management tool to fit their work process. As they were exploring the options, Gordon, Director of Adeo Group, found that either SaaS companies were only offering project management or resource management, but the combination of the two was hard to come by. Their need for a project and resource management software stemmed from their need for a comprehensive overview. “We were experiencing a bottleneck because we didn’t know how many resources we had available for our projects,” says Gordon.
Like.Digital turns to Forecast to have an integrated platform that opens transparency for the whole team. With Forecast, Like.Digital is able to validate business decisions by clearly showing the amount of resource needed for a project.
A typical day at Clarity Quest would consist of ultimately multitasking the several different tasks for their clients. When quoting new projects, the agency experienced a lot of time-consuming tasks. The project managers and executive would create the quoting in spreadsheets, but when and if they won the project they would have to add the tasks to another tool manually.
Building your Statement of Work is the foundation for the rest of your project. It's also the sales proposal, or at least it should be, since it will take each milestone and requirement into account when estimating the number of hours and a price.
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Scope creep, one of the real challenges when managing a project. Often it hits you with a sneak attack, and before you know if it, your project is off-track and off-budget. In some cases, scope creep of one project threatens to throw your other projects off as well by reserving your precious resources. There are ways to avoid scope creep altogether, but you need to start right from the beginning.
Creating a well-defined Statement of Work in collaboration with your client is of utmost importance. It's not only the formal agreement between both parties; it's the roadmap, timeline, scope, and budget. It's essentially everything related to the project, i.e., the starting point of the foundation. Thus, it should be no surprise that a well-defined Statement of Work is crucial to run a great project. Delivering a product that your client will be satisfied with, and a project that is profitable and satisfactory for your business.
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