A Beginners Guide to Workflow Management Systems

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Project management is part art and part knack. Thankfully we have distanced ourselves from the obsolete systems of project management which have been rather costly, inefficient, confusing and frankly too cumbersome to deal with all together.

The biggest problem has been the generality of the solution that used to be offered to all through these hardware-bound systems. Continue reading

Building an Active Remote Work Culture with Brightpod

remote team project management tool Here’s why I hate distance.

After college, much of my friend circle moved out to some god forsaken part of India and some managed to scurry to a whole another end of the world. I and three of my best friends are literally located in four corners of the world, and from talking across the desk every time a fly buzzed by we went to talking on hangouts every two weeks or three.

But in the last couple of months, our-grown up selves have come up with a system of sorts (occupational hazard, you see) for syncing our respective schedules for the next hangout session. I am quite proud to say that I have managed to “tech-it” all the way and collaborating schedules is literally a matter of clicking on a shared planner app. Continue reading

Why a Personal Kanban Board Makes a Great Productivity Tool

Years ago, Toyota championed the cause of bringing a ‘logical sequence’ into the way they did things. For this, they looked at a bunch of super markets, studied the complex correlation between what the customers bought and how a store stocked commodities and came out with stark insight of sorts.

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Plan a Website Launch Using a Project Management Workflow

Launching a new website can be a harrowing task, especially if you haven’t got your planning strategy in order. In this post, I will be sharing some recommendations for launching a website from planning and project management perspective using Brightpod’s project management workflows.

This should help you in planning and prioritizing activities better, making tasks easily accessible and known, and in consequence launch your website with much less hassle and a lot more clarity.

Step 1: Get organized and automated

Now most website launch projects have multiple participants contributing to the venture. This includes web designers, content writes, illustrators, domain administrators, search engine optimizers, client side/server side coding moguls, graphic designers and so many more (depending on the nature of the said website). Each is a mutually exclusive function but it is as a collective group that they deliver a wholesome experience.

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5 Steps to Get Your Team “All Aboard” on to a Project Management Software

ID-100142959Project teams tend to combine many different individual capabilities working in lieu of a common goal. While members are individually adept, they comprise, after all, a team and working in close tandem is the biological necessity for the team to thrive and reach its interim goal. One of the major issues project teams face today is to get each of their members — who, in fact, often bear 6 degrees of separation between themselves — acclimatised to some project management software or the other. And the need to do so is for the sake of two prized desirables — harmonized efforts and timely outcomes. The issue arises when you try to put together and interlink different faculties onto one common platform (in this case on to the said software), which may/may not fit well with everyone’s individual work ethos.

A parallel concern regarding onboarding team members onto a project management software arises in case of new recruits. If there does not exist a way for them to learn and adjust to the way of things with regards to, say a project management software for a marketing team, it’s only going to affect the overall project schedule and transversely cause many foul moods.

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