How to Improve Your Project Planning with Pull Planning

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Project management is a tricky business. If you are not careful, it can lead to major stress and missed deadlines. One of the reasons for this is that when working on a project, there may be times where you don’t know what action you should take next.

Pull Planning will help solve this issue by giving you an overview of your entire project without having to focus on one aspect at a time.

This article will introduce pull planning as well as some tips on how to use it effectively in your workflow so that everything goes smoothly!

How Pull Planning Works

Pull Planning is usually done with sticky notes. The good thing is that you don’t have to use those annoying paper sticky notes any more thanks to Hoylu’s pull planning software.

Planning a major project can be daunting, but creating key tasks with timelines using pull planning can help.

By identifying important elements of work, projects are broken down into the most relevant and impactful pieces needed to complete them – one step at a time. With all critical parts in order, it’s easy to identify areas that need improvement or any delays.

You can pull a task off the board and work on it, then put it back to keep track of progress.

This is especially helpful when you have too many tasks for one person or need input from others. As long as they know what’s needed, pulling down their assigned sticky note helps coordinate everyone’s efforts in achieving success together. And if someone needs help with a particular piece of your project, just move that specific task over to them!

How Pull Planning Can Be Effective

To make pull planning effective, a team needs to set firm boundaries for their work. With clear expectations, teams can start working together more efficiently and collaboratively on the project – one step at a time. And with all critical parts prioritized accordingly, it’s easy to identify areas of improvement or delays as they happen without any surprises along the way!

It can help you:

  • Identify milestones: With everything on the table, it’s easy to identify milestones that need attention or a re-prioritization.
  • Easily prioritize tasks: With all project components outlined in front of you, it’s not only easier for teams to prioritize and delegate tasks – but also monitor progress as they go! Using pull planning successfully can help keep every team member accountable with their workload so you can easily priorities without wasting time deciding who does what
  • Visualize deadlines: As each task is completed, those who were responsible will be able to see what needs next by looking at the whiteboard timeline– so there are no surprises along the way.
  • Stay organized:  Using the pull planning method will help you stay organized because, with everything on one board, it’s easy to see what needs attention and when.

Get Started Using Hoylu

Hoylu provides pull planning software that helps you create key tasks with timelines using digital online sticky notes.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, contact us today. We’ll give you more details about how pull planning works and what Hoylu offers as well as provide a demo!