Why You Should Automate Your Issue Tracking Process


Design and manufacturing projects are often complex, and involve many distributed stakeholders, which can make tracking a team’s progress difficult and time-consuming. Teams that use email, spreadsheets and paper to keep track of progress and issues often waste valuable time simply searching for the information they need. Disconnected open issues lists, email threads, and meeting minutes mean team members are often unaware of open tasks and priorities, and managers struggle to understand project status.

In order to unlock valuable insights that are often lost across emails, spreadsheets, and notebooks, many teams turn to cloud-based environments that consolidate this information and streamline the development process. A few examples are Jira, Asana and CoLab (formerly Gradient).

So how does an issue-tracking software help?

Issue-tracking software is an effective way to streamline issue management on design and manufacturing project. If you find you’re spending too much time managing the work rather than working, automating your progress monitoring and issue tracking processes may be a good idea.

What kind of systems or software applications do you use to track your issues? Do you find it effective, and if not, why? We’d love to know.

References: getdonedone, sifterapp, and usersnap

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