Last week we published a white paper - Thinking About A Project Management Tool? Read This First. The paper is a repository for the valuable insight we’ve gained over the last 7 years as well as some leading research about how to approach project management to achieve your business’s goals.
Time is without a doubt one of the most valuable assets we have. Once it's gone it's gone forever, and you can’t make more of it. In business, where technology is increasing the pace of everything, the efficient use of time can actually be a competitive advantage.
It’s true that mastery of a subject is born from experience. The kind of real world experience you get from doing something successfully from start to finish several times. But, it’s also true that mastery of a subject is born from failure as much as it is from success.
Many prospective customers ask us what the difference is between TaskRay and products that are specifically designed for managing Agile Software Development. This question is something that has fundamentally shaped TaskRay from its earliest days, before a line of code was written.
During our time at Dreamforce, we got to speak with a lot of people interested in using TaskRay. We got some great questions such as what’s a native app, what kind of customizations are possible, and does everyone in my organization have to have TaskRay? These are all great questions. But the one that we got which I thought deserved a post of its own was—Why would you need or want project management in Salesforce in the first place?
Here at Bracket Labs, all of our apps are 100% native to Salesforce. But what does being a native app even mean? Why is it important? What’s the difference between a native and non-native Salesforce app? Will it affect my data? Is it secure? How do I know if an app I am installing is 100% native?
It’s particularly interesting to consider risk management as a benefit of project management, as the PMI study finds that over one-third of projects fail to meet their business intent. And there’s real cost to those failures, as one-third of the budget spent on those failed projects is unrecoverable.
Everyone knows change is hard. Humans are, after all, creatures of habit. It helps us to have stability in a chaotic world. Generally speaking having good habits can be beneficial, allowing us to be productive.
However with the rapid explosion of technology, the pace of change is increasing, and we have to change at ever-increasing rates to stay competitive.
It's a familiar story for anyone who has purchased software for their business. You shop for the right solution, make the purchase and set about using the product with best intentions and unbridled enthusiasm. Now fast forward into the future: the product is half-heartedly used. The team resents the way the product “gets in the way” of doing their work. A growing number of individuals find excuses to spend less and less time using the product, with only threats from their management keeping them in it at all.