Confessions - I am a huge Wrike fan - I loved working with the former Project Manager (the job I now have) -AND- I want to metaphorically kick both of them in the shin.
We are a small department with a huge project stream. 35 new products with packaging and guides, 150 existing products that need updating per Brexit, a huge new Brand rollout, plus 50 marketing assets (emails, landing pages, Amazon ads, blogs, A+ pages) per month. We have three veteran designers and four new designers hired in the last month.
While I am rolling out training to the new team members, I am trying to manage using the Wrike infrastructure I inherited. As of right now, I am creating Department Spaces to provide clean access to the data each group needs.
My biggest goals:
- Make sure the team can see/find the tasks they are working on (blueprints created tasks without a naming convention that allows easy identification without opening the task)
- Be the source of truth for due dates (need to disconnect dependencies to avoid date creep)
I suspect one huge ally may be Custom Item types.
Has anyone else tried to implement change in Wrike while using it to manage projects? I keep using the analogy, "Changing the tire while riding the bike."