01 Dec 9 Ways Growing Startups Can Keep Teams Running Smoothly
As a company grows, individual teams often develop their own project management styles. But when you’re trying to scale, having multiple systems can lead to confusion and missed deadlines. So how do you adjust that methodology as you expand?
I asked a group of entrepreneurs from YEC who’ve been through the process to tell us more about how they handled this situation. Below, they offer their best tips for improving communication and transitioning seamlessly.
Find The One Right Tool
Using multiple project management solutions across different internal groups is a recipe for disaster. You’ll find your teams acclimating to their individual workflows, and inevitably, your ability to pivot and push your entire company towards one platform will become more and more problematic.
Dig in, do the research, find the right tool and commit to it. Although there are going to be obstacles to overcome, once your team has learned how to properly utilize your unified platform, you’ll have a more efficient, more communicative group of individuals.
There are some great applications available for bringing complicated workflows together. We use Atlassian products like Jira, Confluence and BitBucket, due to their ability for link deployment, project management and business development. —Blair Thomas, EMerchantBroker
Identify The Best And The Second Best Methodology For Your Teams
Since you’re growing, you should not use multiple systems and methodology. You have to pick the best project management tool and methodology that works for you and your clients/product.
However, one tool and methodology doesn’t always work for all situations, so you want to identify a second best tool and methodology as well. For example, we use Jira to build products in Agile Methodology. It allows everyone to continuously update features, feedback, timeline and cost.