Software Is Awesome
One of my favorite projects so far at Mangold Creative has been researching project management software to find THE solution meant for our small, and very busy, marketing firm. I am a nerd and I love thinking about ways to use, organize, and measure data in order to increase productivity – independently, and collectively as a business. After months of research, we have finally found our match and we are in the hugely exciting (at least to me) process of software integration and implementation.
Here is a great article from Inc.com, entitled “How to Use Software to Plan and Prioritize Projects”, that explains the enormous value of using this type of software in your organization to ultimately “fund projects that deliver value and then watch the execution of those projects to make sure they are being correctly managed”.
A few benefits of using PPM software that the article lists are:
- Metrics to help measure which projects you should keep in-house, vs. outsource
- Execution of business goals by standardization
- Better understanding of talent management and project management
If you are already using project management software, how has it helped your business? Please feel free to speak nerdy in the comments below.