It’s important for businesses to re-evaluate their processes and tweak them when necessary. As we enter into our fourth year, I was finding myself frustrated with our internal communication and follow-through on tasks, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and help our Hermits’ Rest Enterprises team and the other operations going on at our Cameron office become more transparent, so we’d all know what we are supposed to be doing and when.
Mandi, Lee, and Kathleen all seemed willing to try some new ideas that will make our teamwork more like dreamwork. Great. Then I had to find tools.
Finding project management and tracking tools is especially frustrating for me, because during the work-week, my job is to lead a team that makes training and help materials for a software company that just happens to specialize in such things, ranging from kanban boards to ideation, from lean and agile teams to traditional project management, from small businesses to large enterprises, and um, yeah. I use those every day. But, we have fewer than ten employees, and can’t afford to buy these fine products. We do have access to RealeFlow, a product by FortuneBuilders, but we use it mainly to track our renovation projects.