Experimenting with new techniques for your business is never easy, and you can make some pretty bad decisions with serious repercussions for your budget. You might end up dropping something that worked ‘okay-ish’ and replacing something that turns out to be just plain awful, making a bad situation worse – and you might find it will take you months to get back to where you were before you decided to try something new.
Alternatively, you might find that you make an excellent decision, and the service you invest in will remain working well in your business for years to come. Either way, running experiments within your business is a crucial step to improving and growing your business, as well as gaining valuable and interesting data for any future start-ups you might be involved in.
To take some of the guesswork out of it for you, here are three experiments you might like to try to see if they work and get your business working the way you want it to.
#1 Try Agile Delivery Management
When planning and carrying out a project, businesses often make the mistake of doing things in static steps. Although this is something that is sometimes needed, it can slow down processes and leave you lagging behind. Agile working can help you move flexibly, learning how to correctly identify priorities and organize your work around this.
In a nutshell, this means that you can start the tasks that are going to take longer first and have all the short tasks done in the meantime alongside it so that if the bigger tasks need some of, the smaller ones to be completed by a certain point, you can make that happen.
Of course, that’s a very abridged version, and you shouldn’t really try agile delivery management without the correct agile coaching, as this can greatly influence how effectively you use this business delivery technique.
#2 Project Management Software
Once that step is taken, then project Management Software can be something that can help you organize everything. Of course, the better you are at project management and the more organized you are, the more you are going to get out of project management software.
This can potentially be something that helps your employees too, by increasing the levels of communication between departments and helping them work more cohesively and, as a result, allowing any issues to get resolved easily and quickly.
#3 Use Your Business’s Social Media Account
Social media is, of course, worth investing time and money in. It can affect your revenue and can help your business reach a much larger audience, in fact, far greater than just your website on its own. You can invest as much or as little money as you feel necessary and can use it to promote your business, follow trends or even just use it as an extra informative platform as to not clutter your transactional website with too much content.