How To Keep Your Product Development Projects On-Track While Working Remotely

New product development projects are commonly challenging, and they can be even more difficult for project management executives when their teams are working remotely. With so many workers working remotely, project managers might struggle to ensure that each team member is productive and that the project will be completed on time and within the budget. Fortunately, PMware offers a good solution to some of the headaches involved in remotely managing a new product development project. It offers many different tools to ensure the functioning of teams and allows managers and team members to see deadlines, updates, and productivity goals. PMware also helps to ensure that a project will be completed on time. Here are some tips for managing new project development projects with remote workers with PMware.

Take advantage of dashboards

Team collaboration can be difficult when members are working remotely. This is because it can be harder for individuals to see what the project's overall outcomes are, the progress that has been made, and other critical information when work is being performed remotely. By using PMWare's PPM platform, teams can benefit from personalized and team dashboards where they can view the project goals, progress, and deadlines in real-time. Project managers can also provide data, post updates, and perform management tasks through the dashboards.

Help team members to feel like a part of the team

It can be very isolating for people who work remotely. Some individuals may struggle to complete tasks and projects on time when they work from home because of the sense of isolation that they feel. NPD software like PMware can help individual team members to set goals, prioritize tasks, and view their progress. These features allow individual team members to feel like a part of the team and to determine the tasks that they need to accomplish each day and each week so that the project is completed on time.

Establish good communication channels

Most project teams are used to working closely with each other and having open lines of communication available at all times. Remote work can make it difficult for the team members to understand the expectations for communication. Certain features, including monitoring data in real-time, helps project managers to figure out the steps that should be taken to complete projects and the appropriate avenues of communication with the team members that should be utilized. This can help project managers to establish effective communication channels with the team members even when in-person contacts are not feasible.

Ensure the deliverables are outstanding

A project manager's primary role is ensuring that the team meets the project's deliverables. This makes it important for project managers to ensure that each member is performing to expectations and that all of the deliverables are gathered and readied for presentation to the client. NPD software can help project managers to effectively manage teams remotely and locally. Project managers can monitor progress, provide status updates, and allow individual members to prioritize their contributions each day.

Contact PMware Today

While new product development management might seem overwhelming when a team is working remotely, NPD software like PMware can help project managers to accomplish their goals. When you use PMware, you can streamline the tasks and provide deliverables on time that exceed your clients' expectations. Contact us today to request your free demo.