If your business is centered on projects, you’re nowhere if you don’t have a project management platform at hand. While this might be a thing that businesses focused on development (web/app development, computer hardware development, aircraft prototypes, etc.) used to deal with, many small businesses that have previously not focused solely on developing things are now feeling the need to work on projects to reach goals that could further their interests.
Because of this, there’s a void within the business world which comes in the form of a question: How do I get something done in a centralized environment so that I don’t have to keep a mountain of post-its all over my desk?
This is very easy. The answer is staring you right in the face. OK, so maybe the answer isn’t your monitor, but you’re viewing the Internet through it, aren’t you? Web-based project management applications have been around for a long time, with big brands like Microsoft getting into the gold mine while it was still something fresh. Don’t confuse this with task management, though.
With project management, you can tell your team what to do in bite-sized pieces of information, preventing them from burning out while trying to finish. Each individual task can be monitored and assigned to an individual. Combined with conferencing, this will really get the gears rolling, and you’d never have to worry about delays again. The due dates are right on the charts and, if everyone does their part, your project will finish on time and securely.
If you’re looking to get on the grind with a project, we’d recommend you try out either Microsoft’s “Project” line or – if you like something managed and Web-based – LiquidPlanner. Both services have proven effective for different types of businesses. If you have large projects with a crowded roster, you should try out Microsoft Project. It’s perfectly suited for large-budget stuff. However, LiquidPlanner works just as well, especially for smaller businesses that need affordable solutions that get them where they’re going.
No matter what you choose, you’d fare much better with an online platform that doesn’t sabotage itself when you lose a post-it. You’ll waste a lot less paper, by the way!