The Way I Manage My Projects with brightpod
Marketing for a community college in Texas. My staff includes graphic design/publications, web design and development, and social media and media relations. We use an advertising agency for production and placement of most advertising.
Depends on the time of year. I spend a lot of time in meetings and on email, but in general we are updating, creating and planning. We also support many campus events.
I try to start the day by prioritizing tasks (in and out of Brightpod) and catching up on email. The day ends in a similar way.
We were looking for an affordable project management system, specifically for our graphics and publications projects to balance workload.
We customized Brightpod to meet our needs — currently we have 16 pods and 9 team members.
No, we weren’t using something else.
It has evolved to help us coordinate on large projects. In the beginning we were using it only for graphics and publications.
A bit. It is fairly intuitive, but some people adapt more quickly than others. The biggest challenge was organizing it in a way that meets our needs.
I use the reporting features quite a lot.
That would make me very grumpy.
Develop a plan before you start working in Brightpod. It is very customizable and you can use templates available, or not. Staff involvement and buy-in is key.