In a perfect world, we manage one project with five team members. All the tasks are laid out before the project starts, and the client doesn’t add any new ones until the project is ended.
But that’s not how it works in the real world 🙂
In the real world, you’re managing ten projects for your team, and every three days, another spanner is thrown in the works when the client comes in with a new task that HAS to be completed today, or your manager decides that THIS is the project that need to get top priority, or you might even land a whole new project for your team, and have to find time for that too. That’s when things start getting complicated. You sit down with your charts, tasks, projects and deadlines, and try to figure out who is working on what and where. You need to re-assign tasks, re-schedule team priorities, and send out notifications to the entire team, making sure that everyone knows what they need to be doing.
Only to repeat the whole procedure two days later.
Or – You could start using project management tools that do the heavy lifting for you. Take a look at this, for example –
If you decide that designing the store and website is the most important project at the moment, all you have to do is drag it to the top – and presto! All the tasks in ALL the affected projects are re-scheduled for you, and all the team members know exactly what their new tasks are.
It is as simple as that.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for happytodos today, and start making your life easier 🙂