The internet is full of tips, tricks and lists on project management, as well as tools and software that can help you organize, track and manage your projects. As a digital marketing agency, we balance multiple clients with several projects and deadlines across different industries.  Our day-to-day requires us to be organized, flexible and willing to pivot when needed. The best way to accomplish this? Excellent project management. Here are some of our recommendations on how to stay organized, keep to your timelines and produce excellent results. 

Create a Timeline

With all projects, there is a clear deadline agreed upon with the client that needs to be met. Along the way though, it is important to set deadlines and benchmarks to stay on track throughout the project. We recommend meeting with your entire team prior to kicking off the project to determine key milestones and the amount of time needed to reach them. This way you are starting the project off with clear expectations for everyone involved. 

Keep Organized 

There are so many resources available to stay organized and be an effective project manager.  As a team, a project management software like Asana is a great resource and allows you to create project-specific boards with tasks and deadlines assigned across teams.  

Don’t have the budget for a project management software? No worries – there are still ways to keep your project organized and on-track. A simple Excel spreadsheet with tabs and color coding is a great way to keep track of your project. 

Finally, we recommend finding the best way for you individually to stay organized. Whether that’s utilizing your project management tools for your day-to-day, writing a daily task list, or using an old fashioned paper planner. Find the method that works best for you and you will find success. 

Communication 

Communication is the key to excellent project management. If your team isn’t communicating effectively then no tips, tricks, or tools will make a difference. Make sure you’re setting up and communicating timelines and expectations throughout the project, not just at the beginning or two days before your final deadline. Frequent check-ins will help the project manager stay aware of the project’s progress and help keep other team members in the loop of any updates. 

At the end of the day, you have to find what tools and strategies work best for you and your team, but good project management is key to a successful project. We hope you found this helpful and happy organizing! 

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