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How to Coordinate a Project

When it comes to developing an app, or any other collaborative and creative project, there are many hurdles to overcome. The freelance or independent nature of this kind of work leads to issues with motivation, primarily, which can derail the best laid plans of mice men. It can also create issues when you and your team are not on the same page in terms of what needs to done. Therefore, it behooves you and your team to work on communication to eliminate redundancies, things left undone, etc. Here are some helpful tips.

First and foremost, all of you should be “on call,” so to speak, to the other members of your team. What this means is that you should be able to be reached as close to at all times as humanly possible. Be available via email, of course, but also try to be available via phone or text. If you or a member of your team doesn’t have cell phone, for example, going for a cost effective phone and plan via Straight Talk would be an ideal compromise. This way, you can all work at your own pace and on your own schedule without a total breakdown of communication.

Another way to strengthen the focus of the group is to use DropBox, or any similar file sharing app, to store all files pertinent to the project all in one place for everyone to share. In addition, you’ll want to include notes and other important info so that, if you make a change that requires an explanation, your team will know everything they need to know.

Another important part of communicating during a project is meetings. While you can call, text, email, etc. about project development and concerns, you should arrange face to face meetings periodically. This way, you can ensure optimal understanding of each other’s contributions and the overall cohesion of the work being done with everyone’s undivided attention.