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Editor's Notes: This post was originally published in August 2011 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Here at Function Point, we are constantly working with creative firms, advertising agencies and digital agencies to better define internal processes and workflow management using our software. In doing this, we have come up with 6 personas that interact within the typical creative agency. Assisting these people work more efficiently and effectively together will help the agency become much more profitable.  

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Have you been trying again and again to explain to your boss that it’s time to solve a particular problem? Tired of your boss not giving you the time of day to go over the plan you’ve put together that you know will save time, energy and money for the creative agency? Here are five tips that should help get your message across. 

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It's not easy being a traffic manager. Here are 10 spot-on GIFs that any traffic manager will be all too familiar with.

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There are a lot of web-based project resource management software out there. A quick Google search returns over 226 million results. With so many choices out there, how do you choose the right one for your team?

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Every team is different and each project is unique. With this in mind, it is important that your agency’s project resource management software gives you the tools you need to personalize the system to fit the project management style and needs of your team.

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We’ve helped hundreds of creative firms find the right project workflow software for their business and sometimes that means recommending other solutions. We know that the buying process can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! Finding the right software is just like hiring an employee. 

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I am currently in a part-time MBA program at Simon Fraser University and during my Information Systems Management class I had an ‘a-ha’ moment about task and project management software. In his popular article, "IT Doesn’t Matter", Nicholas G. Carr points out that as technology is widely adopted, it becomes more of a necessity than a strategic competitive advantage.

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We love catching up with our clients one-on-one and finding out about their fp. experience. Recently, we had the chance to talk with Adam from Trampoline - in this interview, he shares his unique perspective on project management as a creative agency Controller.

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Editor's Note: This post was originally published May 2012 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Project Management as a discipline has been growing in the creative space. At Function Point, we have made it our mission to help our clients manage their jobs and projects to be as profitable as possible.

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Written by Kimberly Misutka, Project Manager at Top Draw Inc.

As project managers, we are accountable for the success of our projects. We mitigate risks and try to prevent things from going off the rails, without letting it affect our productivity. However, sometimes we are handed an approved project that needs more attention than accounted for.

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