Category: Project Management

How To Manage Projects When You Aren’t A Project Manager

You don’t have to be a full-time project manager to manage marketing projects and, odds are, that if you’re a member of a lean marketing team, it’s something you’ll be called upon to do regularly. If you think about it, you do lots of things that aren’t your core competency. You cook, but you’re not …

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How To Identify And Fix Your Marketing Team’s Process Bottlenecks

In a perfect world, Suzy would hand off the draft to Tommy the second she finished editing the last post, and everyone would be perfectly in sync, wasting zero time, with no workflow bottleneck. But humans are not cogs, and marketing is not manufacturing. Project process bottlenecks can lead to missed deadlines, upset customers, and …

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How To Design A Great Project Request Process

As busy marketers, we’ve all been there: work requests coming at us from all directions, often without enough information to know where, or even if, to begin, or what the final deliverable should look like. Designing a great project request process provides sanity, with agreed upon process steps that allow managers to: Weed out redundant …

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Why Marketing Teams Need Better Collaboration And How To Improve It

A company can’t survive very long these days without good marketing team collaboration. And, just like the world we live in, collaboration strategies are dynamic and complex. To help ensure success, marketing leaders should know which roles make up an effective marketing team, avoid collaboration derailers, and leverage marketing collaboration tools, especially project management software. …

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How To Audit Your Marketing Team’s Workflows

You’re so busy getting work done that it’s hard to stop and make sure you’re doing it in the most effective way. Yet a workflow review can deliver an amazing ROI when done right. If you never audit workflows, you’ll have no way to spot inefficiencies that could be costing you hundreds of hours of …

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10 Best Practices For Planning And Setting Up Successful Projects

Fortune favors the bold, but some creative leaders just start plowing through projects before doing any project set up. No matter how grand your vision or how important the outcomes, without any project planning, you’re doomed. As bestselling self-help author Stephen Covey says, you have to begin with the end in mind. If you want …

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How To Successfully Scope A Project

Creating a project scope is a little like getting directions for a trip in Google Maps. In this simile, the address is like the deliverables of a project, the turns are like the project details, and the time estimates are the project requirements. We know to plan for all these things when going on a …

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