Creative projects: 3 obstacles and how to overcome them
What’s between a great idea and its development? Often there are many obstacles to overcome! For a creative team, there are recurring problems that need to be faced to complete a project. In this article, we’ll talk about 3 common obstacles that you know already and how you can overcome them. Let’s start!
1. Confusing requests
This first problem obstacles your team from the beginning. A creative project usually starts with a briefing or the request of developing something, like a graphic design. If the request is unclear or incomplete, you risk wasting precious time trying to decipher it. You could also misunderstand it, ending up working on something wrong that you will get rid of later.
Never begin working without receiving an official request before. This document must contain clear and precise indications of the desired result and its features. Every variation or upgrade has to be communicated the same way! And all the stakeholders and team members must access information easily.
2. Lack of control
Have you ever felt like losing control on the project? It can happen when things become complicated, activities sum up and resources increase. When you don’t have the situation under control you risk not to notice an issue or to miss deadlines. Your team members and sponsors too must be able to see the development of the project and who’s in charge of doing what. An atmosphere of mystery and uncertainty leads to a lack of trust and a negative attitude!
Use a Project Management and Collaboration platform capable of helping you keep track of the work of your team. Check the status of activities and KPIs to see if there’s some problem you must intervene on. Finally, send customized reports to stakeholders to keep them up-to-date with the project.
3. Endless reviews
The creative process always includes feedback from who requested the project and decision-makers. But sometimes these opinions from many sources confuse activities and slow them down. In some cases, they even stop the work completely! They are often unclear or poorly relevant but, if not managed, they lead to an endless loop of reviews and adjustments.
Like for the initial requests, it’s necessary to organize the revision process too. Define a deadline for feedbacks, the moment by every opinion on the result of the work has to be given. And now an even more important point: be sure that the group of decision-makers is limited to the people really interested in the project! This way you’ll avoid collecting irrelevant requests.
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