Blog Series: Enhance Your Project Management Style

How to Choose & Optimize Your Project Management Method: Part 1 of 4

29-Aug 2019 • Project Management
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Lovelie Faustino CONTENT SPECIALIST

Choosing the right project management methodology for your agency is a tough decision to make. It's a commitment that won't only impact you, but your team, your clients, and your overall business. According to a recent study, 97% of businesses believe that project management is pivotal to their business performance and organizational success. 

With that in mind, which path do you take? Which method reigns supreme? Who do you give your final rose to? Before you take the plunge, it's important to distinguish your agency's top project management priorities and weigh your options.

In this four-part blog series, "How to Choose & Optimize Your Project Management Method," we have called on the help of agency experts who have been in your shoes to share their knowledge, review core values, discuss their first-hand experience, and decipher ways to get the most out of each project management method of choice.

Gain critical insight to help you determine which popular project management methodology would work best for you and your service business. Learn the ins and outs of Agile, Lean, Kanban, and Waterfall. We’ll also touch on Accelo's very own Adaptive Project Management style which combines the best parts of Agile and Waterfall. And we’ll address how to implement Accelo's platform to get the most out of each method. Here's a quick glance at what's to come:

Part 2 of 4: Weigh Your Agency's Project Management Options

Recently, we hosted a webinar, "Best Practices: Project Management for Content," where Alex Guest, Accelo's Partnership Director teamed up with Paul Zalewski, Verblio's VP of Marketing to dive into various project management methods for your agency, and touched on how to apply each one for content creation. This blog will delve into highlights from their webinar, as well as define and review four popular project management styles: Agile, Lean, Kanban & Waterfall to consider for your digital agency. 

Part 3 of 4: The Transition from Waterfall to Agile - A CEO's Firsthand Experience 

We sat down with Square 2 Marketing's CEO, Mike Lieberman, a seasoned digital agency expert who shared his personal insight into his company's transition from the Waterfall methodology to Agile and the benefits and challenges that came with it. From this entry, learn from Mike's journey of project management trial and error, and gain a deeper understanding of selecting and optimizing the right method for you and your company. 

Part 4 of 4: Optimize Your Project Management Method

Whether you want to do a complete 180 and switch to a different project management methodology, combine multiple project management methods (we'll talk more about Accelo's own method, Adaptive Project Management), or optimize your current style - the final blog will explore best practices and specific Accelo tools you can leverage to optimize your project management method of choice. 

As we dive further into each of the project management methods during the blog series, try Accelo to help enhance your agency's project management method abilities! 

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