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Mistake #8: Instill a fear of "messing things up" in team members.

  • Mistake #8: Instill a fear of

    Instead, to help team members get the most out of any new tool, nominate a “tool guru” who is tasked with learning the ins and outs of the system. Then “how-to?”questions can be answered internally, speeding up the learning curve for the rest of the team. Encourage trial-and-error learning. Let people click around and see what the tool can do. If they hit a roadblock, they can ping the tool guru, or browse the support section. Be proactive. For example, don't wait until everyone has free time to attend a training session before giving them access – it will only slow down adoption.

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Mistake #8: Instill a fear of "messing things up" in team members.

  • 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • Mistake #8: Instill a fear of

    Instead, to help team members get the most out of any new tool, nominate a “tool guru” who is tasked with learning the ins and outs of the system. Then “how-to?”questions can be answered internally, speeding up the learning curve for the rest of the team. Encourage trial-and-error learning. Let people click around and see what the tool can do. If they hit a roadblock, they can ping the tool guru, or browse the support section. Be proactive. For example, don't wait until everyone has free time to attend a training session before giving them access – it will only slow down adoption.

A major transformation is taking place in how organizations use project management software.

Instead of being the sole province of the project managers, the rise of online project management applications heralds a new era of collaboration across the enterprise.

The challenge, of course, is getting the organization to embrace online project management in the first place, so here are some tips to get you started.