Using Project Management Software Keeps Me Organized, Accountable, & Efficient.
In the last year, my freelance design projects have requested larger deliverables and longer timelines. The bigger the project, the harder it is to keep organized and on-time. Introducing a project management software (PM Software) into my workflow has been a lifesaver.
What Is Project Management Software?
According to Techopedia, it is a software used for project planning, scheduling, resource allocation and change management. It allows project managers (PMs), stakeholders and users to control costs and manage budgeting, quality management and documentation, and also may be used as an administration system. PM software is also used for collaboration and communication between project stakeholders.
Whether it is just you and one client, or if there is a team of people, project management software streamlines any communication errors you may have. My software of choice is Trello.
The Benefits of Project Management Software
Looking at the screenshot above, you can immediately see who is assigned a task and where that task is on the timeline. Adding tags for individuals or teams allows for accountability. Everyone knows what they’re doing, and what everyone else is doing; the delegation of tasks can streamline the project and eliminates confusion.
Project management software allows you to add a start and expected completion date to projects and tasks. The software will alert employees to upcoming deadlines, allowing them to manage their time appropriately to complete tasks before or on the listed due date. You can see what has been completed, and by whom, and what stills needs work, allowing you to prioritize tasks and finish them on time.
I hope this post clears up any confusion on what project management software is and why it’s beneficial to use it. If you’re looking for clarity, accountability, and efficiency, this is the way to go. And if you’re ready to collaborate on a design project, shoot me an email and let’s get started!