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There’s no question that reducing repetitive work boosts productivity for organizations. Even as the digital transformation increases complexity for businesses, it’s also driving the elimination of repetitive work across many industries through wider use of automation, which increases overall productivity, efficiency and even morale.

So how exactly can you start cutting down on repetitive work in your own projects? We’ll go over a few basic steps below.

Embrace Business Agile

Adapting as you go lets you catch problems early

As we’ve covered before, more and more organizations outside the software development world are adopting a business agile approach in order to boost adaptability and efficiency. Business agile prioritizes flexibility, speed and open communication for rapidly-evolving projects and organizations.

As such, efficiency is the bread and butter of business agile. By viewing time as a critical resource and developing centralized processes for tracking, reporting and managing data, businesses can naturally cut down on repetitive work through the very ethos of business agile. And since business agile means committing to open and ongoing communication, agile teams can adapt as they go and catch problems early, reducing time spent re-inventing the wheel or correcting errors on the back end.

Adopting business agile doesn’t necessarily mean overhauling your entire organization. In the end, it’s all about committing to what works best for you and your team. To learn more about how to reduce repetitive work by adopting a business agile approach, check out our how-to guide.

Embrace Automation

Stop relying on email and spreadsheets

You probably already know that checking and responding to emails, importing data from spreadsheets and other repetitive, manual tasks eat up your time – not to mention create more opportunities for human error. Project management software enables you to automate reporting, task creation, status tracking and much more, cutting down on time spent moving information from one place to another.

But innovations in project management software allow you to go beyond simple automation, offering seamless, easy-to-use sync technology that lets you off the hook for bridging the gaps between tools. Our newest visual task management solution, for example – Clarizen Go – is designed to automatically talk to Clarizen One to provide visibility across an enterprise. When it comes to automation, the more you can do all on one platform, the better.

Increase Visibility and Collaboration

Breaking down silos reduces errors and duplicate work

As acknowledged by ADP’s 2016 Evolution of Work study, enterprises are moving from the age of “me” to the age of “we.” At Clarizen, we couldn’t agree more that “me” tools like spreadsheets don’t just waste individual employees’ time and increase the chances of human error, but they also keep work in silos that lead to miscommunication, duplicate work and more time spent correcting errors down the line.

On the other hand, project management tools designed to increase visibility and collaboration across teams and projects ultimately make your work more efficient. High visibility and collaboration give managers and team members access to real-time information, accelerating communication and cutting down on manual tasks and duplicate work.

Increase your business agility with Clarizen’s project management software

Get Work Done with the Right Approach and Tools

Clarizen is committed to empowering teams to work the way they like to work – whether in IT, marketing, or software development – while maintaining standards, reporting accurately and delivering economics of scale. To learn more about how our project management tools can help managers and teams nix repetitive work, see a live demo today.

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Preview: Gartner Market Guide for Adaptive Project Management & Reporting

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In the Gartner Market Guide for Adaptive Project Management & Reporting guide, Gartner, Inc. provides recommendations and evaluation criteria for executives and PMO leaders assessing Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions. This guide outlines the adaptive project management and reporting process flow as well as a market review of current providers in the following categories:

  • - Existing pure-play PPM providers
  • - Collaborative work management (CWM) providers
  • - Enterprise agile planning (EAP) providers
  • - Technology Platform providers from other markets

The guide provides insight into how well a product or service fulfills certain functional capabilities – with a forward-looking market direction and analysis provided.

In the report, Gartner, Inc. mentions/states that “by 2024, 50% of all program and portfolio management (PPM) leaders will integrate complementary technologies to enable portfolio decision making and adaptive work management for digital business evolution.”

Clarizen offers a complete solution that connects work across the enterprise, turning ideas into strategies, plans, and action. With Clarizen, organizations can work the way they want to work and have real time visibility across all workstreams in their portfolio. This keeps teams focused on the things that matter, provides the real-time information needed to make more accurate and timely decisions, and delivers results faster to meet and even exceed company goals and customers’ expectations.

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