Quality and cost – and you get to have two of those – the project management triangle – Is that sometimes known is a valuable tool for prioritizing and Decision-Making, it’s often used as a throwaway tool in training courses, but It’s a powerful tool in the hands of a competent leader or marketing.
Professional you get to pick two of those, but you can’t have all three most People that have been in a business or a project management course at some time. I’ve heard of the project management triangle – it’s sometimes known, Alternatively, as the triple constraint or the iron triangle, Today, we’re going to apply it to social media marketing and rename it the social Media marketing triangle, so I can have a nice click.
Pd title just add some Confusion there are also variants on this model, but we’re going to be Chatting about time, quality and cost. The basic premise is this: there are three Main factors in all decisions – and you can only have two of them – let’s explore The triple constraint shall we, you can build a marketing campaign that is fast And cheap, but it probably won’t be very good quality or you can build a Marketing campaign that is cheap and of great quality, but it’s not going to be Fast or you can build a marketing campaign that is executed quickly and is A high quality, but it’s going to cost you a lot of money when defining a Project or series of work tasks there are boundaries and values that we need.
To work with them for me at the beginning of any major project, I need to Understand what the key priorities are given a situation, what does the Stakeholder of the project champion value the most. Is it time quality or Cost problems are going to occur, compromises will need to be made in Under these situations, what comes first, is it time, quality or cost? What comes Last say it with me time: quality or cost it’s never allowed to be, it depends or a Smirky little yes, and for the record, if the person leaving the project tries to Claim that all three are possible, while they’re a terrible person for a given Project deliverable or campaign strategy, there must always be a first priority in A last priority set without this confusion, indecision and ultimately Failure will rule, of course, the person paying the bill.
Will want all three, but they can’t have those the confident project manager, Knows this and helps the stakeholder to understand that you can have two, but not Three, this really manifests itself when it comes to problems and big barriers in The development of your campaign, things go wrong. The plan gets delayed things Need to be done, people need to sleep, life happens, so team members need to Understand before things go wrong, what your priority really is.
Any campaign With a price or cost is fixed before the campaigning starts as a disaster in the Making no matter how well you plan things are going to change when costs Are fixed before the scoping goals are determined you’re left with one of two Outcomes the campaign timing will be affected or the messaging, creative or Other elements will not be of the quality that you want in these Situations, low quality could mean less engagement, less reach and lower sales.
When the problems occur before a campaign, scope is even determined there. Is always a cost or penalty involved in this scenario, that cost could be a new Time constraint, spending money which wasn’t in your budget or the quality of The messaging, creative or the results of the campaign are just not going to live. Up to what your expectations were, time is the factor of speed when something Needs to be done by a certain date.
We can always make things faster by Throwing more resources at the problem, but that costs money equally, we can do It for the given time at the given cost, but then the quality slips money and Resources are the bedrock of all business decisions and everything costs Something sometimes we have extra budget to spend other times. We don’t sometimes We have more resources, sometimes we don’t. Quality is often difficult to Measure what’s good quality, what’s poor quality, often quality is in The eye of the beholder the bottom line for me regarding quality is fitness for Purpose, for example, is a cheap cup of coffee quality.
Well, if our need is to Get a quick buzz to help get us through the afternoon laws, then the terrible Caffeine-Fueled cup of gel and a Styrofoam cup will probably do the trick. But if our goal is to impress our flannel-wearing hipster friends with Aroma and sourcing embody and acidity and texture and creaminess and other Characteristics which make up an amazing coffee experience, Well, then, we need a much higher level of specification to meet the definition.
Quality can be said to be a distinctive attribute or characteristic possessed by Something if that attribute is missing. Well then, we tend to say that the Quality is lacking in marketing, especially in creative fields. The Quality is extremely subjective and must be trusted to a brand advocate on the Team who will push for business decisions to always be made with the Protection of the brand image culture and other characteristics in mind.
I have A belief that when you find yourself saying no more often than you’re saying Yes, the decisions are on marketing advertising and branding well you’re. Probably on the correct path to doing it right, All these factors contribute to the scope of a campaign, the boundaries of Your overall digital strategy and the stated goals or outcomes time quality And cost what they don’t tell you is that you can have any two, not three two So this model is taught at many courses.
Its name sometimes changes the Dimensions on the triangle sometimes vary, but all the documentation Literature that I’ve seen all MIT look to say that the keys to making this work Is discipline, focus and consistency once a priority order for a project has been Set you cannot pick and choose which to you apply this priority throughout the Project process the methodology works best when used as a set of underlying Principles behind a campaign as a whole, the social media, marketing triangle or Triple constraint, tool is a useful framework for all marketers and business Leaders to use as part of the planning when it comes to campaign strategy and Problem solving with everyone involved, knowing that constraints and priorities, Before the problems happen, it can make problem-solving, faster and more aligned.
With the needs of the organization, and one last thing, if you think you can Ignore this and barrel ahead with what you’ve been doing in the past. Well guess: What too, will get chosen for you by the very nature of the process? You’re, better Off being in the driver’s seat, how many do you get to pick you get to pick two Okay, now I’ve got a quick favor to ask. I started my first blog on YouTube in 2007, this past December, I deleted that account.
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