Consider the fact that there is no ideal software or tool which is capable enough to fit all the requirements of a team. However, these tools support the organizations to communicate, understand and execute work properly. When it comes to project management the task is not just to communicate well but to keep a constant and proactive communication with clients, designers, sales, developers or other teams. Usually, in case of any loop-hole in work or delay in finishing the task, all the teams start blaming each other for not delivering the right message at the right time. In such circumstances what suffer most are the reputation of the company and the work of the client.
To be more professional and customer-oriented there are several useful project management tools which can help the designers to work properly with collaborations with other teams to create the desired outcome. These tools also resolve the issues of blame game because things become pretty much explicit and systematic. But all these tools are proficient only if you properly use them. So here are some tips to tell you how to use a project management tool with designers.
Find a Suitable Tool
Trello, Hygger, Favro, Roadmap Planner, Client Portal, InVision, Jira Software, Dropbox Paper, Ora, LiquidPlanner, Planway, Basecamp, etc. are some popular tools which are used in companies commonly. Each tool has its own variety of features which can benefit your work process. There are several other useful tools too. All you need to do is search and research for the most adequate tool as per your company’s style of working. Enforcing something which is not up to the suitability of your company`s approach to working is entirely a wastage of time and efforts.
Understand the Ideology of a Designer
Designing is a creative work and most of the time designer’s work with their ideology and in most cases, believe it or not, their ideology benefits more than anything. Clients are more focused of outcome which is appealing, and productive and designers are aware of this fact that`s why they take a risk to insert their idea while designing regardless of the brief given to them. Another fact is that design work becomes creative and out of the box if the artist is in a mood. Thirdly some artists are not that much sound in using management tools, or simply they never bound their working to an organized pattern. So keeping all the three natures of designers in mind, it is necessary to give them space to work in a creative way. However to keep an eye and to pattern the work in-line you should use a tool to allocate, communicate and pattern the work. But do not force designers too much to follow a prescribed tool or software just to surveil their activities and trying to mold them to act as you say.
Built a healthy way to turn your employees towards a patterned way of working. Your tool should not affect anyone`s creativity. Another way is to keep an employee just to add files and material over the project management software in this way your designers will not be burdened to focus more on the specific tool rather than designing.