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 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.
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.