Five foolproof tips to make the most out of 20152014 is officially so last year. With the new year comes inspiration and excitement for making new plans and resolutions. The key to better project-management is regulation and control over your team’s time and resources. Start 2015 off on the right foot by using our list below to reach your goals with ease this year.
Success Factor #1: Time Is MoneyBy acknowledging that your time is your fortune, you realise that time-planning is inevitable along the yellow brick road to success. Upon taking on a seemingly small or familiar task, it might be tempting to omit planning, but you might be putting yourself in the way of costly and preventable mistakes. Harvard Business Review reported that 27% of projects exceeded its schedule and one in six of these projects ended up with a much larger price tag than the initial budget. Resource planning does not need to be a chore, take a look at Ganttic’s approach to using scheduling to reduce cost and make it a priority in your company.
Success Factor #2: Communication Is KeyMore than half of all projects are unsuccessful due to poor communication. Ensure that your team has the goal, the task and the dates wrapped around their heads. Review the project’s progress by checking in with your team on their tasks frequently. This ensures that any obstacle will be brought to attention and is resolved before it starts snowballing. Making sure that everybody is on the same page with priorities and expectations paves way for effective teamwork and reflects on smooth communication.
Success Factor #3: Resource Planning Tools Make Your Life EasierLead your team more effectively by making your resources work for you. Allow yourself to rely on a reliable go-to platform whereby you can plan the big picture while keeping the nitty-gritty in check. Ganttic is made for the best of managers to administer resources of all types. You can read more here on the various ways Ganttic helps you with assessing resources’ durations in projects, examining how resources are used across projects, designating resources with responsibilities and more.
Success Factor #4: Visualise Your ProjectsMost of us lead lives with tight and hectic schedules, unable to constantly engage with scattered notes and swim through e-mails for information. A great visualisation tool provides the solution to manage your resources in less time and more clarity, so give your projects a nudge by planning your resources visually. Manage tasks, people, projects and dates using colours, views and easy-to-use navigation. You can also track changes and sync projects to your team’s devices to make teamwork effortless.
Success Factor #5: Practice Makes PerfectRome wasn’t built in a day. Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of one’s resource-planning skills calls for forming routines and keeping them. Once you allow planning, scheduling, communicating and monitoring to become second nature to you, management will not be of any stress to you and your team. Habits are formed over time so be sure to set aside time to review and analyse your progress every other month to make sure that you are on the right track.
We hope this list gives you a basic overview on how to get the most out of 2015. If you are hunting for an useful resource planning tool to help you, give Ganttic a go. Explore for free, sign-up using the form below and take resource planning to the next level. If you have any questions about your trial, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We wish you a smooth and successful 2015.
Author: Patricia Goh