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3P & Evernote

In one of my previous posts titled efficient collaboration , I had talked about using  Evernote and Dropbox for getting head start in agile collaboration.

I use a 3P model ( Progress , Priority , Problem ) limited to not more than 4 points per section as a note structure in Evernote for every team member to remain on top of their priorities and report effectively on the progress made on key items aligned towards over-all goal of the team on weekly basis. I have every team member create a note for themselves and report in this common format.This is shared across the team through a notebook using Evernote.

What this allows me to do is :

  • Creates transparency for all team members
  • Identify any prioritization conflicts across team resources
  • Quickly adjust our goals in-line with current targets
  • Collate and report to business in a concise manner
  • Attack and resolve problems to make way for progress and focus on the priorities

I try to keep things simple and frugal to extent possible. Hope folks reading this find it useful in managing their team interactions.

Efficient Collaboration

We all have come across various companies that use shared drives & managers deploying simple XL sheets to have team members update their task list. With growing mobility and dispersal of working groups across geographies , it becomes very inefficient to access most of our data across platforms and systems on daily basis.

Some obvious questions one would want to answer is…How-to….

  • Find all the information related to a specific task?
  • Increase transparency with group members
  • Effect prioritization and task tracking at minimum viable level without too much of tool hassle
  • Collaborate across dispersed locations & teams
  • How to store and share my favorite SQL query recipes across teams 🙂

I effectively manage above challenges by employing Evernote and Dropbox. Teams have share structures on Dropbox which enable seamless sharing of information across various devices and allows me to be in touch with my team members on shared documents which we are working on. Evernote allows me to maintain all notes related to common topics , SQL queries and 1×1 through shared notebook and I can find these with great features like tagging within Evernote.

If you want to be up and running in a manner that supports agile thinking , I would highly recommend using Evernote and Dropbox in tandem to help build efficient teams with improved collaboration.