If you are looking for ways to improve your business efficiencies and assist your team in effective project management, then consider adding these five technology innovations to your current operations.
1) Powerful Project Management Platforms:
PMP’s are the latest innovation in digital project management technology that has tremendous value for both management and team members. With a PMP you will be able to create budgets, documents, estimations, and schedules with ease and then upload them to the cloud where they can be accessed by your team. Any changes that are made to the documents will be updated in real time and the relevant team member alerted of the changes. PMP technology is fully customizable to suit any needs or requirements of project managers, regardless of the size of the project, or the size of the organization.
Secure storage and access to your sensitive project data is essential for managers. If your systems are compromised and data is lost, stolen, or erased, your company could suffer massive setbacks to projects while your data is recovered. In some cases where the data is unrecoverable, projects can end up coming to a complete halt and the client terminates the agreement. Protect your business data with an encrypted connection that only you and your team can access.
3) Improve Your Team Communications:
Communication is everything in the successful coordination of any project. Improve your team communications with technologies that are designed to enhance your workflow and improve your team’s productivity. Project managers are often the key counterpoint between the client and the team. Online video conferencing services such as Skype have greatly impacted the way managers communicate while reducing overheads related to communications. It is now possible to make an overseas conference call for a fraction of the cost of a traditional phone call.
Social media is also changing the way we communicate as a civilization that spilled over into the workplace as well. Create a Facebook group to communicate directly with your team and arrange face time meetings as well as send out alerts to the group. If you haven’t received a project update or task via Twitter, then you can be sure that it will be coming in the near future.
5) Online Learning:
Online learning portals are the latest innovation in online technology for project managers. It is now possible to take CAPM classes online in your downtime and avoid attending physical classes. This allows project managers to better coordinate their studies without taking away from productivity at work.
Today, project managers have access to a wide range of technologies that can help them streamline their business processes and improve communications between team members. Technology continues to advance and with every new application that is released comes further efficiencies that help a project management business grow into the future. Take advantage of the five examples mentioned and implement them in your next project to get a feel for the power of technology and how it can help you achieve more with your time and your people.