If you’ve ever wondered how a team of creative minds scattered across the UK can work together like a well-oiled machine, you’re in the right place. We’re about to dive headfirst into remote project management and discover our secrets to rocking it in the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of digital…
Here at Giant Peach, we’re all about keeping our tech game simple and straightforward. Why make things more complicated than they need to be, right?
ClickUp – Project & Retainer Management
At the core of our project management success is ClickUp! ClickUp serves as the all-in-one solution that streamlines our work for individuals, small teams, and large companies. This digital hub enables us to plan projects, delegate tasks, and effortlessly stay on top of everything.
With numerous client projects and ongoing partnerships on our plate, ClickUp acts like a wizard, ensuring smooth scheduling, task allocation, and on-time deliveries that leave our clients delighted. It’s not just about client projects; ClickUp also contributes to our team’s weekly success, ensuring that we finish the week on a high note every Friday. We’re all about that “TGIF with a sense of accomplishment” vibe!
Google Drive – Cloud Storage and File Sharing
Good old Google Drive, the unsung hero of cloud storage and file-sharing platforms, plays a vital role in our daily operations. It keeps all our client outputs in one neatly organised digital hub. With Google Drive, every team member has instant access to the exact client assets they need at various stages of a project or retainer. No more going back and forth with inefficient questions like, “Can you send me this file?”. Everything is just a click away making our workflow smoother and our teamwork more efficient.
Clockify – Resource and Budget Management
In business, delivering value within budget is a top priority. We prioritise client satisfaction and fiscal health. That’s where Clockify steps in. It’s not just any time tracking software; it’s a go-to tool for millions, including us.
Clockify empowers us to manage resources and expenses. With it, we meticulously track work hours across projects, optimising our efforts to stay on budget and drive business prosperity.
Basecamp – Client Communications
Maintaining seamless communication with our clients is the backbone of our operations. In the realm of project management, Basecamp is our trusty sidekick that ensures our communication flows.
With Basecamp, there’s no need to go on a wild goose chase to hunt down information. Everything is neatly tracked and meticulously organised. This streamlined approach means that everyone involved in a project knows precisely where to find what they need and can express their thoughts and ideas with ease.
Slack – Internal Communications
For internal communication, we rely on Slack. As creative thinkers, sharing feedback and ideas is crucial. Huddles is our top pick, serving as a virtual water cooler where we brainstorm and provide insights. For real-time updates on our design team’s activities, Huddles is the go-to.
And a special shout-out to our Slack superstar, Sarah, our dedicated account manager who’s sent a whopping 19,000 messages this year. She embodies the power of Slack as more than just a platform; it’s a key to our collective success.
Google Meets – Face-to-Face Interaction
While we appreciate Slack’s efficiency, there’s no substitute for face-to-face interactions. That’s why we schedule regular project catch-ups, serving as the heartbeat of our collaboration. These meetings are the perfect platform to discuss project progress, address challenges, and gather diverse team insights.
But it’s not all business. Apart from work discussions, we reserve special time each week to connect and celebrate personal victories, fostering a close-knit, camaraderie-filled team.
The dynamic landscape of remote work
That’s a wrap on our project management tips for taking your remote agency to the next level! In the dynamic landscape of remote work, we’re committed to continually embracing the future of remote project management. We’re all about staying on the cutting edge, innovating, and adapting to transform the way we work.