9 Ways to Organize Successful Creative Projects
Getting your project organized and easily manageable is always a challenge when working as a part of a team. The problem reaches a whole new level when it concerns a creative project. Creativity blossoms the most when it’s unlimited while collaborative projects crumble without rules.
So what to do with a creative agency project that requires teamwork and collaboration? Organization and leadership, if executed correctly, doesn’t have to affect the creative process. Here are nine practical tips to keep your designer team organized no matter the task at hand!
1. THE ART OF PRIORITIZATION
Some projects are more complex than others. To keep yourself from being overwhelmed, identify the most important tasks (your MITs) that need to be worked on before the project can go to the next level. The secret is to determine a limited (realistic) number of crucial tasks that need to be done and try to complete them first. Giving your team a realistic deadline will give each day a structure and a particular purpose. It’s a great way to slay a particularly big beast of a project, or finally, complete those little tasks that have been passed around the office like a hot potato and eventually forgotten.
Defining MITs will allow the designer team take charge of the day rather than just react to whatever is thrown at them.
2. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOL
The phrase ‘project management tool’ sounds like a drag but, in fact, can come in quite handy. There is no bigger time eater out there than using multiple communication tools, leaving little messages here and there and subsequently keeping some of the members of the team in the dark about the progress. Save your team time and hassle trying to figure out what needs to be done next, or where the project is headed. Actually, using a project management tools will give the green light to creativity through efficiency.
The trick lies in choosing a tool that works the best for you. Today, there are a plethora of software tools to choose from. Do a little bit of market research, try and experiment to find which project management tool is the right fit for your team.
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