If you’ve ever attended any type of Broadway show or major concert event, you might not have realized that there is a tremendous amount of work happening behind the scenes—in part, because the audience is not supposed to be aware of this hidden effort.Tweet
Control. Insight. Performance.
Project managers know that if they had these three “virtues of management” as part of their daily operations, they’d be able to 1) do a more effective job as team leader, 2) really understand the forces that are causing issues or concerns and readily fix them and 3) stay on time and under budget, improving the bottom line.Tweet
In my role at Spitfire Management, I have the opportunity to speak to many people who are in need of a project management system for their company. Since we deal mainly with construction companies such as contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, design/build companies and owner/developers, we understand the needs of these various constituencies. We’ve found that each one has a specific workflow or a particular way to handle various tasks within the company. There is never a one-size-fits-all approach to dealing with these companies.Tweet
One of the things we always wants to do is make our work life easier, so we can enjoy it more, be less stressed and go about our work day in a productive manner. If you happen to be in the construction industry, where projects are extremely complex and involved, you know that it’s super stressful, even on the best of days.Tweet
I spend numerous hours on the phone each week speaking to potential clients (or as we call them in the sales world “prospects”). It’s my job to find and encourage these prospects into participating in a short demonstration of the Spitfire Project Management System. But, regardless of the system, the one thing that seems to be the connecting thread, or theme, throughout all these calls is the phrase “I just don’t have any time!”Tweet