Managing a software project is a lot of work. Doing the scoping, planning sprints, completing tasks, testing & deploying, and not to forget maintaining and bug fixing. How do you manage this whole flow in a manageable way?
Where do you go when Trello is not enough? When the simplicity of Trello Boards is outgrowing you. When you need more control and insight into your projects, teams, and business performance. We believe the answer is Forecast.
Managing digital projects. What is a digital project? Digital projects are products which are developed and delivered digitally. Nowadays, it can be almost anything. A software application, a website, an online campaign, etc. What is true for digital projects is that they're virtual products delivered as a service to the client.
Project & Resource Management is foundational to running great projects. You need somebody to establish common ground and lead the team in the right direction. You need somebody to plan and schedule resources, and assign those resources to the right projects and tasks. Having your projects and resources aligned is exactly why having a proper project management and resource management practice in place is paramount to business performance, profitability, and a thriving work environment.
These are both fields with long histories, lists of methodologies, and opinions on how to run a team best possible. No matter your preference of Agile or Waterfall, and subcategories of each, we thought Project Managers could need a little extra help. That's why we built Forecast.
Forecast is an AI-powered Project & Resource Management platform built to make life easier for team members across an organization, thereby increasing business performance, and eventually directly influencing your bottom line. It's a collaborative environment with unique features assisted by AI. The system was built from the ground up to emphasize the benefits of implementing AI in your workflow, projects, and business. Forecast learns from experience across your organization to improve time estimations, labeling, etc. The Forecasted time estimates are used for scheduling and budgeting. It will thus give you a more accurate look at how your projects are performing, and if not well, show you where and help you get back on-track.
Learning from your data and others, the algorithms are continuously improved to assist you even better from day-to-day. To give you a concrete example, when doing time estimates in Forecast, you specify a high and a low estimate, you assign one or more team members to the task, you write a description, and define other descriptors such as labels. Analyzing this data in an instant, Forecast is able to provide you with a more accurate estimate of the time needed to complete the task. The AI is using some of all of this data, combined with previous data inputs from other tasks and projects, to make a more reliable estimate. This estimate is then applied across the system to present a more realistic view on your budgets and available resources.
The beauty of Forecast is really the simplicity, flexibility, and interconnectivity of the platform. Everything is linked together, simply because a change in your estimates naturally has a direct impact on your budgets, scope, timeline, and resources. Through the implementation of an open API and a wide array of native one-click integrations, Forecast is not only leveraging intelligence from within, but also by connecting with other tools you may already be using. Ultimately, Forecast will function as your hub for the interconnected one-truth on your business insights, projects, and resources.
Did you know, accumulated the processing of each invoice may take as much as 16.3 days? More than 16 days! This is largely due to all the manual work that goes into the processing and reporting of each invoice. This article will go through some of the benefits of implementing a digital and connected invoicing solution. Connected meaning that everything is pretty much taken care of from the planning phase, the tracking of status, the invoicing, to the received payment from your client.
Working in Sprints is part of the agile project management methodology. Basically, sprints is a way to organize your workload into smaller packages. In other words, instead of having a never-ending list of to-dos directly in your workflow, you have a backlog of tasks, and then the organized sprints with a defined sprint length.
Managing all types of projects, incl. software development, can be handled in various ways. There are plenty of methods and theory out there to dig into, to hopefully find the best possible solution for your project. The best one is very much a matter of the nature of your project, as well as you and your team's subjective opinion and thoughts going into the workflow.
Creative agencies experience major and minor challenges just like any other type of business. Though some challenges are specific to creative agencies. Here, we’ll dig deeper and look into some of the main ones and how to avoid them.
Keeping stress at bay is of utmost importance for a productive and healthy work environment. In these modern days where everything seems to go faster, balanced personal life is key. Even though a lot has changed over the past few decades, our human body is still exactly the same as thousands of years ago. We need to combine what we know about our body and mind and apply it to our work/life balance. Here are three actions that help you better manage stress.
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