Imagine a place where projects complete on time.
Like a train station in perfect synchronization, everyone knows what they need to do, who needs to do it, when, where, and it all gets done.
Imagine a project that takes you to several different places. The office, a home, a supplier, an accounting office, a collections agency, an insurance agency.
But imagine all of that happening in one place.
It’s possible, and it’s the only way to make a truly successful project from beginning to end.
Successful project management starts and ends in one important place
An unsuccessful, or even mediocre, project is all over the map. There’s no clear direction, there’s no clear communication, there’s a complete mess of organization, and there’s no record of anything afterwards.
It can take every route available, forwards and backwards, left to right, up, down, and back around.
And all those paths will probably take you where you don’t want to be: slowdowns, confusion, double-entry, forgotten jobs, late arrivals, and missed opportunities.
But if you’re managing your projects with software, you’ve got everything packed up in one Grand Central Station of productivity and efficiency.
Managing all your lines and switch-points
Projects, like a train station, see the comings and goings of many things.
You have to be on top of several things, or have the visibility to see into the most important information from each sector at a glance.
This is where project management software gives you the 20/20 vision to see inside every part of the lines of your operations and puts you in control of the switch points to make sure the project is on the right track.
Notes, activity, and email facilitate communication and allow you to get a better feel of what’s been done.
Tasks and shared calendars help you see what’s ahead, plan with busy schedules, and stay on time.
Contacts and jobs give you instant contact and job information during and after a project, allowing you to do follow ups and make improvements in your process for the future.
Reports give you the flexibility to see your operation from every angle possible.
All this comes out to a perfect storm of opportunity that allows you to effectively manage your projects toward success.
Project management software is like clockwork
When used effectively, completely, and unapologetically (as coined by Jony Ive), project management software can take your company to the next level.
It will be the hub of your entire operation, from which every successful project and endeavor will flow.
And having everything pass through one gate means less confusion, less chasing down, less miscommunication, less wasted time, and less wasted money.
And less is always more.