Project planning for any company can take a lot of time as there are many ways in which it is not like a simple task or work we need to complete on a daily basis. While in some cases, projects can also be needed to complete on a regular basis, they are unlike a simple task which anyone can complete even within minutes depending upon the nature of it. Thus we need to give projects its due importance so that they can be completed in time.
For a manager or any person working in the top management of a company, the more number of projects he has to handle can result in deteriorating performance. This is obvious as a person can handle pressure up to some extent and when things get out control, even the most experienced managers can fail in scenarios like these. So it’s natural that they look for a tool that can largely make their work extraordinary. There are many ways in which it can be done as there are many tools available in this regard. Let me offer you a brief intro in this regard so that you can know something substantial about this aspect.
Planning for a Project and the use of a Tool
If you are manager or have ever worked as a head/team lead, then you will easily relate to this. Even otherwise, there is no rocket science involved in this. Planning for any project or task can take its toll on the person managing it. If you are at the helm of the affairs, then you’ll know that how it is going to unfold but you need to make it easier for your team to understand it and in the end so that you can know what’s going on in here.
Projects which are done manually through spreadsheets and meeting are so passé now. There are many ways in which it is thing of the past and nowadays a manger can simply use a free task management software and get his work done. Such applications can be used to make a good and sound work to make your time great. There are many ways in which a manager can use the tool to its advantage. The best feature of such a tool will now be discussed so that it can be termed as the lifeline for a person managing a team or a company.
Tracking Tool and Assigning Tasks
There are many ways in which a manager can track the performance of the employees working in his team. As the use of a tool for managing tasks is free for anyone (with limited features, of course) there is no risk involved for a manager. If he needs to buy a software/tool in this regard and that doesn’t serve its purpose well, then he will lose some money as he will have to buy another tool. This is a big advantage with the free version that he can test it as long as he want and only then go for the premium version of it if he is truly satisfied with it and want some additional features for tracking purpose.
The big feature that I was talking about is the feature through a manager can make a task in a queue for any employee or employees. Whenever a resource is free after completing a task, he will be automatically assigned a task. In this way, the manager doesn’t have to make sure to poke his head over all the people involved in a project. He will just see the status of the tasks in the tool offering enough management features so that he can also make a queue of tasks that he deem appropriate for a specific resource. And the rest I have already mentioned above. So it’s a really cool feature.
I am sure that you have gained quite an insight about what task management can do to a project and how it can affect a manager’s role and his performance. To know more about this wonderful aspect or to offer your feedback for this blog, please use the comments section below.