All jobs come with their challenges, but being a good project manager (someone who leads
with the ability to inspire, who communicates effectively and is empathetic, among other
characteristics) and navigating complex projects is no small feat.
It takes all kinds of skill to coordinate each element of the process, your team members’
contributions and timelines seamlessly – all in light of your (often limited) budget. And sadly,
only 58% of organizations fully understand the value of project management.
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, one small change to a single part of your project plan
can lead to unforeseen delays and additional costs, causing major headaches for you and
Then of course, there’s the part about keeping your team motivated and working in unison
towards the same goal. This is especially difficult when you have to manage a big team of
specialists, all working on multiple projects.
You might be left wondering how on earth to get them to buy into and care about your
project, giving it focus over the other tasks calling for their attention.
Perhaps your team is spread out, operating out of different locations around the country or the world. How do you ensure that everyone understands what work they need to complete and by when? If there are any changes along the way, how do you efficiently communicate this to your team?
After all, you want to steer clear of miscommunication that can lead to deviations, delays, frustration or other knock-on effects. As project manager, you know what’s at stake and you’re doing all that you can to coordinate your team and successfully complete the project. It seems like a very tall order, though.
Fortunately, one of the top benefits of project management software is that it helps to create consistency and unity across projects.
How does project management software enhance unity and consistency?
Using the right software will help you to move your project along by giving you and your team access to the information you all need to get the job done, keeping you all on the same page.
Our platform allows you and your team members to work in a collaborative space and is a platform that enables:
1.A single source of truth
Having access to your plan in a central, cloud-based location means that everyone involved can view it as and when they need to. This ensures that everyone has a streamlined vision of the project plan, which helps minimize misunderstandings, confusion or discrepancies.
You can even share a dashboard with clients via Salesforce, keeping them in the know.2. Tailored information for each individual
The platform allows you to assign tasks to your subject matter experts. These then show up on their individual dashboards whenever they log in to Viewpath, giving each person clear direction.
Having a tailored plan of action allows each expert to continue with their work confidently (knowing that they’re going the right way) and without delay.3.Correct and consistent information
It can become a serious problem when different people are working on different versions of a plan. With Viewpath, you are able to auto-update the entire project plan when a single element changes.
This means that you will avoid mistakes being made and wasted time when a new course of action needs to be taken. All dependencies are instantly corrected.4.A means of measuring and managing progress
It’s tricky to keep track of progress and budgets, especially when working on complex projects - but, it’s the difference between success and failure.
With Viewpath’s powerful and intuitive reporting feature, you are able to track task status, budget and resource utilization in real time. All of this enables you to spot red flags and deal with them before it’s too late.
The right project management software helps you to overcome challenges like keeping track of your team’s progress and ensuring that everyone is working towards the same aims by creating unity and consistency.
Ultimately, it enables you to power your projects, allowing you to be the best project manager you can be.
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