Tagged Posts: Teamwork

Perfect Project Management (Part II) = Consulting Companies + Doolphy

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Continuing the series of articles about the profiles and sectors that use Doolphy every day, today we want to analyze why Doolphy is the perfect tool for managing consulting projects and other professional services such as auditing or providing legal advice.

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Personally, I spent a great part of my career as a business consultant, including several years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, one of the so-called “Big Four”. This was before embarking on the adventure of entrepreneurship and continuing my professional development in start-ups. And now, I can see, with satisfaction, that Doolphy covers all the needs of these businesses to manage their projects in an efficient and controlled way.

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Doolphy Actors (Part I): Team Members, Collaborators

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Following the line started a few weeks ago, where we explained how marketing agencies use Doolphy, today WE pay special attention to the main profiles that can be found in any organization, company or team. In this first episode, we want to talk about people directly involved in the project: collaborators.

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Perfect Project Management (Part I) = Marketing Agencies + Doolphy

With this one we are starting a series of posts aimed to explain how companies from different sectors and users with different profiles –which are listed in the new website section “Who is Doolphy for?” – use Doolphy. We will start talking about how Marketing Agencies (Graphic Design, Advertisement, Social Media) can Plan, Execute and Monitor their projects. To do it, we will make use of thefictitious company, Doolphy Marketing Ltd. and its team leader, Martha –they are completely made up names :-P.

Doolphy streamlines marketing project management

  • Planning

The first thing that Martha has to do is to give a name to the project (SEO Strategy Q4-2011) and decide which users are going to be involved in it: James, Christine, David and Martha herself. In addition, she chooses the start and end dates, and assigns the project to its corresponding customer. All this will help her to keep the information in order, and in the future it will help the team to learn from past experiences thanks to the report generation capabilities that are available in Doolphy.

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Collaborative Software Is NOT Project Management Software

Usually the tools included in the collaborative software segment are advertised as project management tools, but most of the time they are not. No doubt some well-known tools are good products that can be very useful for some specific functions, but are not tools for project management, or at least do not cover all the essential requirements. Let’s analyze the reason for this assertion.

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Task Delegation: The 9 Myths

A growing responsibility always involves a load of tasks that can surpass the best boss or director capacity of management. That is the reason why knowing how to delegate is a major skill for every manager. However, delegating can make you feel like you’re loosing control of the tasks that are being entrusted to others.

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Even the best superheros need to delegate

Today we want to talk about the 9 myths that prevent you from delegating and our particular point of view about each one of them:

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The Project Manager: The Ship’s Captain

Managing a project is like trying to lead a ship to port. It takes a captain capable of weathering storms, keeping the morale of the crew up, being clear about the destination and route to follow and mastering the art of navigation. In short, in a project there must be a true leader and, therefore, leadership is one of the essential capabilities that must be present in a project manager, as indicated in our last post.

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New Year’s Resolutions to Improve the Management of your Projects

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2016 is here! Now it is the moment to think about how the last year was and to gather all the resolutions for a new period full of new projects.

We want to take this opportunity to share with you our new year’s resolution list to improve how projects are managed in 2016:

  1. Take a look back and assess the good and the bad from 2015.
  2. Actually “manage” all projects – they don’t get managed by themselves :) Read more »

Football: Example of The Importance Of Teamwork In The Success Of A Project

Our last post (6 Key Factors of Failure Projects) initiated a series of articles on the most common key factors for failure in project management and how to avoid them to be successful. Let’s start with the last of those mistakes listed (6. Giving the team a minor role in the project management) talking about football.

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Well, what has a football team to do with project management? A lot, you’ll see. A football team is not very different from any other group of people working together to achieve a common goal.

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How to Adapt to a New Manager

Work teams change as new employees are added and others move to new positions or companies. If you chose to start a small business and are growing, you’re probably looking to bring in new hires. However, finding people who are the right fit with your company and culture can prove a challenge. Adapting to a new team takes time. What about when a new manager is brought in? While he/she is part of your immediate workforce, the lines are drawn a bit differently.

 

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Perfect Project Management (Part IV) = GNOs + Doolphy

GNOsHello!

With this post we complete the series about how different kinds of organizations make the best use of Doolphy to manage their projects. Today, we want to talk about NGOs, any kind of nonprofit organizations, charity institutions and socially aware foundations.

A “social project” has many common elements with projects that are developed in different environments, such as the business world. The good use of the resources that are available is the key to achieve the planned goals. To do so it is necessary to have a plan, a non-interrupted internal communication and keep track of the project development.

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