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Managing dev teams: 3 major challenges and how to overcome them

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We hear you. Managing web projects is no easy feat. You have to work quickly, can’t afford to make mistakes, and there’s little time in the day for lengthy administrative tasks. 

You have multiple dev teams to keep track of, what feels like too many projects running at once, and deadlines looming on the horizon. You want to work fast but you also want to exceed expectations. It’s not simple. You need to give your dev team the resources that they need to stay organized, quickly integrate feedback, and communicate effectively. 

Dev teams and why teamwork matters

Dev teams are there to create the best web app possible for consumers. Think of them as your greatest ally in managing web projects. 

If the digital team is there to set a strong digital direction for the company, the dev team is there to make it happen. Setting priorities and work to make the company vision a reality. Without the frameworks built by the dev team, the company will struggle to meet high standards and enforce them. 

They also work hard to keep things running smoothly, since it’s essential for the dev team to collaborate with other departments. We’re talking about real teamwork here.

It’s not only just about investing in customer experience, it’s also about working internally to educate colleagues about the best use of digital tools. This should be a part of the daily workflow. The workflow should be accessible and visible, so everyone is on the same page. This allows collaboration to come easy and feedback to be thoughtful. All things digital should make sense across the entire company. 

Dev teams are there to work in an agile, interactive, and data-driven way. Their role is to pay attention and to recreate the physical experience of a store online. Since the digital landscape is flexible, it’s important to be fast enough to adapt. It’s about making decisions based on data while maintaining the highest standards of work possible.

Three major challenges of managing dev teams and how to tackle them

It’s not easy managing dev teams and web projects, especially when your team is busy and deadlines are fast approaching. Here are a few ways that can help you tackle these very common pain points. 

Stay organized

If a team isn’t organized there will be chaos. Projects won’t get out, deadlines won’t be met, and you’ll find yourself amongst some very unhappy clients. Sometimes it’s a question of the marketing team not communicating with the IT team, or that ideas are not being explained effectively. There needs to be a way to coordinate and a tool to communicate. Whether you use communication tools, a collaboration tool, or a project management tool, it’s important to spend time developing and testing your processes. 

Communicate

You need to remember that, in terms of strategy, dev teams are the heart of communication. 

In order to balance speed and workflow, all teams should work together. It’s impossible to work together without proper outlets for communication and feedback. 

Any organization should aim to have strong communication among the digital, marketing, and IT departments. It’s important to understand that although they are individual units in a company, they all must come together to balance speed and workflow.

Achieve high visibility

It’s tough to create a dream team that is organized and communicates effectively all the time. Set yourself up with a group of all-stars and you’ll have agility in the process and results where it matters most.

However, this isn’t enough if no one knows what is happening and who is working on what. Having a clear overview of what has been build or deployed, or on issues that are rising, will allow the teams to really go faster and streamline their process.

Artifakt to the rescue

To remain on top of things, the adoption of a complete deployment management solution can be a game-changer for you and your dev teams. A tool that organizes your team and sets them up for success. A tool that moves as fast as your dev team does when you’re building and deploying your website. 

An all-in-one platform to deploy, run, and manage your web project can help through a suite of integrated software tools. You’ll have visibility throughout the process, opportunities for feedback, and an understanding of what needs to get done, by whom, and when. This clarity is critical to better understanding the interactions within the web development ecosystem. 

With the right tools, it’s easy to have control over your operations, fewer issues with human error, and time-saving automation to make everyone’s lives easier. It’s time to start managing your team more effectively.

Looking to organize your digital and dev teams, collaborate with other departments, and have visibility throughout the SDLC? Wondering if Artifakt is the right tool for you?

Check out some of our features here and reach out to us anytime you want to take a closer look at our platform!

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