When it comes to communication between design and development departments, there is a lot of emphasis on written materials, but that’s not the only way of being effective. There are some other ways where you can make sure that everyone understands what’s happening and how they’re supposed to work together.
Let’s take a look at these three methods of communicating effectively between you and the dedicated development team that you’ve hired!
Video Conference Meetings
Video conferencing is a great way to communicate with your design and development departments. You can use video conferencing tools, such as GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, and Skype, to keep everyone in the loop so that they know exactly what’s going on.
With video conferencing, you can also get teams working together remotely—which means they don’t have to be sitting in the same office all day long! This is especially helpful when it comes down to project management because some people may not be able to travel back and forth between locations very often.
If there are no other options available for meeting up with remote team members (like FaceTime), then this will help ensure everyone stays informed about each other’s progress throughout the project cycle.
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- Use Google Docs.
- Use Slack to communicate with your team.
- Set up a Trello board for project management and share it with the whole design department so that everyone’s on the same page about what needs to be done when it needs to be done, and who is doing it.
- If you’re using Basecamp or Asana (or some other project management tool), make sure your development teams are also following along by adding their tasks as cards on this board so they can see what’s coming up next as well as when they need to start working on something else first before moving onto something else down the line.
Task Management Systems
Task management systems are a great way to keep track of tasks and projects, as well as communicate with your team. The most popular task management system in use today is Basecamp, which has been used by many companies for over 10 years.
Basecamp allows you to create a project page that lists all the stages of your project (with milestones), assign tasks to different team members, track their progress on each stage and even add comments or notes about what they are working on at any given moment. You can also assign stories/tasks directly from the Basecamp site itself or import them from Google Docs or Excel into your workspace via an API connection.
Github and Jira Integrations
Git and Jira are the most popular tools for project management. They allow you to easily collaborate with your team, track tasks, and issues, manage bugs, and many other things.
Integration between Github and Jira is really simple: add a new tool in the project settings section of each tool (Github -> Settings -> Integrations) then press the “Add Integration” button that appears on both tools’ screens. You can choose from predefined integrations or create your custom integration by clicking “Create New Integration”.
Collaborating regularly is crucial for the success of your project. It’s not enough to just have a few meetings now and then, though—you should be meeting regularly with each other and discussing important issues as they arise. You can do this by holding video conferences or phone calls, but it’s better if the two departments are in one place so that everyone gets together at once: either in person or virtually via Skype or Google Hangouts (if you’re using those).
Ramping up communication between development and design can be difficult at first because there will probably be some politics involved, but it’s worth it if you want to make sure that everything is running smoothly before launch day arrives!
Great Communication is the Key to the Success of the Project
Communication is the key to the success of the project. It’s not only about sharing information, but also about understanding each other. If you want to establish great communication between design and development departments, here are some tips for you:
- Have an open discussion about your ideas early on in the process so that everyone can come up with new ideas and suggestions together instead of having one person just talk over another person’s ideas without even bothering to hear them out first! This will help bring more creativity into your team by allowing everyone involved in this project (from both sides) to voice their opinions without feeling like there’s any pressure being put on them by other people nearby who might feel threatened if they don’t share what they know first before anyone else does–especially when there could be valuable insights from each member’s point-of-view throughout development stages.
The most important thing is that we need to make sure that the project is going in the right direction and that it should be discussed regularly. It will help us to identify different problems so that we can come up with a solution for them. The other important aspect is that our clients will also be happy with our work because it will provide them with high-quality output.