I’m sure we’ve all worked on projects at work. Let’s face it, our days are probably associated with multiple tasks that will be used to fulfill a project, or at minimum, contribute to it. After reading A Short Course in Project Management, it really had me thinking about the project management that I deal with on a daily basis. Putting together marketing campaigns, creating the messaging, laying out the customer journey, and determining which tactics to use, while trying to remain on (or below) budget is a perfect example of the triple constraint. All of my campaigns vary in some way or another, but they all have this key attribute that I must always keep in balance. Just as we’ve all been realizing on the simulator, accomplishing this is no easy task. There are lots moving pieces to a project (or campaigns, in my scenario), that requires us to be on top of all aspects (or tasks) of the project, to ensure we are keeping things on track and on budget.
Now days there are lots of different tools to help with keeping track of your projects (Sharepoint, Microsoft Project, Basecamp, Wrike… just to name a few). When you have a lot of contributors to your projects, like I do, having the right tools are a key component to setting yourself up for success. What tools are you using for your projects?