Sometimes you end up with a little more in your plate than you would like. Do you ever get that feeling that you're about to forget something?
It's like you're juggling with too many balls and it's only a matter of time before you drop one. Only, when what we're dealing with is projects, the consequences of dropping something can translate in dollars for your company.
When this happens to me, I start having problems sleeping at night. I wake up in the middle of the night, and turn on my computer to make sure I have not forgotten something. It's no way to get a decent night's sleep, and it makes for a grumpy marketing girl the next morning.
So, how can we keep control or a long work list? How can we make sure nothing is forgotten and everything is done on time?
Sure, the good old excel sheet will work well to make a simple list. But I find with Excel sheets, I just keep reprinting it everyday, to make sure it's up-to-date. I end up spending a lot of time working on it. And when I have too many things to do, I just don't have time to play with Excel.
What's worse, Excel won't tell me when something is due, so unless I keep me eyes on that Excel sheet, I can still forget.
This is where project management software makes things better. Project management software will tell you when you're about to forget something.
With AceProject, for example, you receive an email everyday with the list of tasks that are about to be due, and the tasks that are late. No need to be logged in the system all the time. Just keep an eye on your email and you're done!
Now that makes me sleep better!