The Mfactor Blog2019-04-02T11:29:19-05:00

5 Ways To Get Team Member Buy-in For Process Improvements

Here’s the problem: Nobody likes change. There’s enough of it with software updates, password refreshes, management fads, and employee turnover. Team support for process improvements can be hard to muster. But let’s say you’ve got a change that you know is worth it, like moving from hard copy to digital proofing or finally codifying your job request process. It [...]

April 22nd, 2019|

10 Best Practices For Planning And Setting Up Successful Projects

Fortune favors the bold, but some creative leaders just start plowing through projects before doing any project set up. No matter how grand your vision or how important the outcomes, without any project planning, you’re doomed. As bestselling self-help author Stephen Covey says, you have to begin with the end in mind. If you want your project to end [...]

April 15th, 2019|

How To Successfully Scope A Project

Creating a project scope is a little like getting directions for a trip in Google Maps. In this simile, the address is like the deliverables of a project, the turns are like the project details, and the time estimates are the project requirements. We know to plan for all these things when going on a road trip, yet so [...]

April 5th, 2019|

Agile vs. Waterfall: Which Project Management Approach Makes Sense For Your Marketing Team?

There has long been a philosophical tug-of-war in between proponents of agile methodology and those of waterfall methodology as to which is the better approach to managing marketing projects. If you’re a marketer or creative, you may be new to this debate, having given little thought to how your team structures its processes and whether there is room for [...]

March 25th, 2019|

Why You Should Judge Project Management Software Vendors On Their Post-Purchase Experience

When evaluating your project management software vendors, it can be easy to forget about the post-purchase experience– aka what happens after you choose the right solution for your needs. Usually, we only think about this part of the process when we’re dealing with conventional retailers and navigating often frustrating shipping, exchange, and return processes. But if you’re shopping for [...]

March 19th, 2019|

How Do You Effectively Evaluate Project Management Software?

You realize you need a project management software to manage your team’s increasingly complex workload–you’ve outgrown email and spreadsheets or the most basic of task tracking tools. Now comes Googling for the most dreaded part of any tech selection process: project management software evaluation. There are a plethora of options in the space (and almost the same number of [...]

March 11th, 2019|