In today’s fast paced environment we all know that it is very important to meet your 3D project deadlines. However, clients are demanding more for less and technology is constantly changing the game, so what can we do to ensure that we and our team meet our deadlines without burning midnight oil or sacrificing our weekends? Below find some tips that can help you and your team avoid missing your deadlines and be more productive.
Make sure that your team knows why meeting your deadline on time every time is important.
Discuss with your team and clients the link between the speed to finish the 3D modeling project versus the profit/rewards. Also share these rewards with your team.
Also, show the urgency to finish ahead of time by taking the necessary actions and making smart decisions. Therefore, when the team needs a decision from you, don’t sit on that decision!
Get involved early in the 3D modeling process.
Getting involved early allows you and your team to better understand the needs upfront, plan and adapt to the changing needs of the project. Also, you will be able to influence the direction and the outcome much easier than if you try to make changes later.
Delegate the necessary authority to your team early so you can get faster decision making.
After setting clear goals, move quickly to execution. If you are managing a 3D team, then step out of the way and let your team make faster decisions. Also, allow them to take responsibility for finishing on time.
Maintain constant communication with your clients and your team.
Your presence and constant communication will send strong and positive signals to your clients and your team.
You don’t need to spend too much time, what is important is the frequency of your communication and meetings. This will allow you to be informed about the progress and detect problems when they are small and easy to solve.
Develop relationships with your suppliers of 3D and related services.
Start developing these relationships early, as this will make it easier for you and your team to work together and successfully outsource your 3D needs. When you spend time building these relationships, you will have time to know their capabilities and they will have time to understand what you are looking for.
For example, don’t wait until the day before your deadline to start outsourcing your 3D modeling as it will not only cost you more but also there might not be enough time to communicate or render the 3d model exactly how you want it.
Also, having a relationship with your suppliers of 3D and related services can save you time, especially when you are looking for stock 3D Models or requesting custom 3D.