Workflow patterns are action plans (schemas) - "recipes" that show you how some business processes or projects can/should be organized in order to get required results. If some process or project has a very strict procedure – a workflow pattern is necessary road map which is required for correct and accurate performance. Sometimes patterns are just optimized and recommended guidelines or examples of "the best practices", but usually workforce pattern is a necessary plan that must be followed in order to complete something, so if this plan will not be fully or partially followed – this can cause serious risks and problems. There are different workflow patterns for different purposes as well as there are different products for task management. Let's take a look through the following brief review of two products that can be used for composing and following workforce & job schmens in business.
VIP Task Manager is real-time teamwork management software that will help you to create workflow pattern for your business processes and projects, so then workflow patterns can be put in practice and controlled through different adjustable modes (timeline, calendar, task tree, to-do list) for analyzing performance of your workgroup in order to identify workflow evolution, time, costs and team efficiency.
VIP Team To Do List is a job management software designed for sending tasks via e-mail. With a help of this easy-to-use product you can create employee list, design pattern of a project and send categorized, prioritized and dated to-do lists to teammates by e-mail.
To create workforce patterns you need to do the following:
- start your workflow pattern management tool
- use Task Tree to break-down your projects and processes into doable activities/steps
- schedule and assign to-do lists to performers on Task List view
- plan costs, set priorities and attach documents to tasks
- send created workflow pattern to Archive in order to retrieve and duplicate it when required