Category Posts: Doolphy

Delegation Of Tasks: Don’t Be Afraid, Doolphy Helps You!

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This week we want to tell you about how Doolphy can help you to dispel the myths that exist around task delegation which we have already described in our previous post.

Doolphy tools useful to delegate

Doolphy includes several features which can help you to deal with the main issues that may appear when you delegate tasks:

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Project Management and the Internet: The Future Is Now

Project Management Software DoolphyA few days ago, we celebrated the Internet Day. Surely some of you attended events that took place in several places around the globe.

If we look back and think about how our interaction with technology was in the past, we can realize how much it has changed with time. Now, we have more sophisticated tools and all the news and information is communicated almost instantly thanks to the Internet. We are living a revolution that has affected both our personal and professional lives. Today, we want to discuss this change in the area of project management.

Why this change?

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Roles and Permissions (II): Don’t Let Excessive Information Steal Your Time

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Today we want to tell you more about our roles and permissions feature. ¿Do you know that Doolphy includes a number of predefined roles? You can use them to easily define the access rights to different sections for you and your team.

In F1, the team’s roles are always clearly defined

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How To Measure The Project Return

When you talk about the return of a project, your mind immediately thinks of the economic benefit to be obtained. But return is a broad concept that, depending on the type of project, may include more qualitative and intangible aspects, such as the acquired knowledge, the achieved operational improvements or even the “social return”, derived from those benefits that a project can bring to the environment where it is developed. For instance, that can be especially relevant in solidarity projects like those developed by NGOs within their social function.

However, no doubt that, in many projects, there is an essential explicit goal to achieve profitability. The clearest example that we can find is one in which a project is developed based on a price. This price can be either previously agreed with a client or established as the budget of the project by the organization that is undertaking it.

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Time: The Importance Of Its Management and Monitoring

This week we will continue to introduce the new reports that we released in Doolphy recently. This time, it is the turn of the new “Time Report”.

We have already talked about time management in previous posts, as we believe that it is one of the main challenges any worker faces in his or her day to day work. We can summarize the rules or tips to achieve the goal of managing time in an optimized way in 3 points:

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Priority, Urgency, Status and Progress of Tasks

A project, contrary to what one might think, is not a simple, lineal sequence of tasks. There are often overlapping tasks within a project or even between different projects. In these cases, it is essential to have clear criteria to help us choosing in which tasks should we focus our efforts in every moment; that is, we need a way to analyze the priority, urgency, status and progress of the different tasks.

Priority and urgency are concepts that sometimes are confused but which are related to very different issues. Urgency –a clearer concept– has to do with the existing time restrictions (ie. the estimated time to fulfill it) and the need to meet deadlines.

On the other hand, priority is a more complex variable but it’s also more important. When setting the priority of each task, different aspects should be taken into account:

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Do I Really Know How I Spend My Time?

Many times we look back to see if we have made good use of our time, whether in our leisure moments –as when we’re back from a trip–, or in our work. But, when speaking about projects, why is it so necessary to know how I spend my time?

Having this information will be very useful at different stages during a project development. In this regard, we can emphasize 3 big benefits:

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The Gantt Chart, Your Best Friend in Project Management

Hi! We have previously talked about the main key points in Project Management and how planning is vital to achieve all the goals of our projects. So today we want to present one of the main tools used for effective project and task management, the Gantt Chart. Doolphy Planning Report Read more »

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