Three examples of automation in project management
Project management is always challenging, especially for companies or technology departments. More than managing deliveries in each stage, the leader also needs to analyze staff performance, indicators for improvements productivity, work routine and actions that could impact the final costs of the project.
In an increasingly competitive environment where customers are constantly demanding for deliveries, less time and efficiency of operations, automation has been an ally of companies. In this post, you will see three examples of how automation can positively impact your company’s project management. Check it out below:
1-Agile methodology and technology
Agile methods such as Lean Kanban and Scrum are gaining more and more ground on project management. With a work structure based on previously defined processes, this type of method aims to minimize risks during a project, to emphasize communication between those involved and to ensure more reliable delivery services.
Supporting agile management by technology is very promising for a company’s routine. This is because a platform of processes and activities management helps the manager to design deadlines in advance, cycle deliveries, and activities throughout each phase of the project. When the team records each action in a web environment, the leader has a broader view of what is being done and gains transparency in the project. Here in this example, automation comes as a support for simplified management: a platform to control processes will generate, for example, task hierarchies according to their priorities, giving a much broader visibility of the whole process. Less time wasted on traditional analysis of actions, much easier record and automatic classification of activities that require special attention.
If you wish to know more about using technology for agile project management, automating some actions, such as prioritization, you can check the experience of Ellevo’s project team here.
2-Management dashboard and report automation
Another benefit of automation within project management is the possibility of creating reports on the performance of each phase. In the case of Ellevo, the company can choose to use the management dashboard module, which brings in a single panel the most important information about the performance of activities. Delivery services, deadlines, team productivity, delays and other data about team performance are automatically made available according to standards predefined by the manager. In some clicks, it is also possible to obtain custom reports with real data and quick access. This business information is essential for improving the next phases of a project, as well as for defining new deadlines and the construction of new projects.
3-RPA for tasks optimization and more efficient project management
We have already talked here about Robotic Process Automation, the RPA. Basically, RPA can be defined as the use of robots integrated into a company’s systems. They perform operational tasks previously performed by employees. In project management, RPA comes as a great supporter of team productivity, and the teams start to focus their efforts on more strategic actions, leaving repetitive and low importance tasks for automation.
For the manager of projects, using RPA means giving more autonomy to the team to develop better solutions, reducing the time required to work with operational tasks. It gives even more security in relation to these actions, which has the chance for errors reduced to zero, ensuring more assertiveness in the routine of processes.
Do you want to know more about how Process Automation supported by the Ellevo platform can change your workspace? Contact our team of experts and find out more.