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  • Recap: Team Collaboration Using Tracky

    • By jennifer
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    • Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    Without properly communicated objectives and tasks, the best projects and teams won't live up to their potential. That's why we're inspired by the UNLV Desert Sol Team, who takes communication and collaboration seriously. Atter all, these UNLV students are competing in an international competition initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy to build the best all-around energy-saving home. This is a really ambitious project with dozens of decathletes, faculty and advisors. It's a truly collaborative plan with far-reaching, positive implications. So how do they organize the hundreds of tasks and a team of over 75 people? Tracky.

    Jinger Zeng, Project Engineer, wrote about their project management journey on their blog citing appreciation for Tracky's drag and drop interface. The ease-of-use combined with a familiar social interface leverages the young team's strengths to tackle this intensive project.

    Desert Sol house
    Desert Sol solar home concept rendering

    Besides project management, the Desert Sol team also uses Tracky instead of paper for RFIs (Request for Information), saving loads of time (and trees) by involving appropriate team members for specific needs on an as-needed basis.

    Desert Sol team collaboration
    Screenshot of a Desert Sol project track from their blog

    Cheers to the Desert Sol team! We're rooting for you to win but regardless, you are definitely part of the 1% of doers and an inspiration to collaborative teams and projects of any type!

    Head on over to the Desert Sol blog to learn more about the competition and their team collaboration strategies.

  • HOW TO create and manage your social editorial calendar - Google+ PR Expert Hangout Recap

    • By sarah
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    • Monday, February 11, 2013

    If you’re a communicator or marketer responsible for your brand’s editorial calendar, then you’re probably always looking for ways to plan better. What does “better” mean? The ability to produce more high quality work in a shorter time frame. What are some of the reasons you can’t produce as much content as you’d like? We’d venture to guess a few of these are culprits:

    • Email overload;
    • Too many files being shared back and forth; and/or
    • Various levels of content approval.

    We’ve been there. When you work with multiple people to produce, share or curate content it can get cumbersome or even, dare we say it, annoying.

    In 2013, our Chief Evangelist, Sarah Evans ,announced the launch of Google+ PR Expert Hangouts as part of the Google+ PR Community. As part of these efforts, she shares how we plan and execute on social editorial calendars for Tracky.

    PR - editorial calendar Hangout

    Watch the Editorial Plannning Hangout here

    Want to use Tracky to manage your editorial process (and more)? Email sarah<at >tracky.com.

    editorial calendar

    Calendar view example of an editorial planning group in Tracky

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