Updates from Phil, a no-code process automation platform, and how The Blogsmith manages SEO content creation.
Update from Phil
I've been on a bit of a hiatus as I recently transitioned to working full-time on No Code Ops and Propulsion Lab - the world's first managed talent marketplace dedicated to implementing and managing internal deployments of no/low-code solutions in the enterprise. Woohoo! I'm looking forward to publishing these newsletters bi-weekly once again. Additionally, stay tuned for some exciting announcements over the next few weeks!
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How Maddy Osman at The Blogsmith slayed the SEO content creation process with Process Street
Can you describe the problem you aimed to solve with No Code?
I've tried many project management solutions to manage multiple contributors across multiple stages of the SEO content creation process. Even platforms with the option to designate custom fields presented serious limitations to the features I identified as necessary.
Tell us about the solution. I built my own solution based on creating efficiencies with communicating new assignments, having visibility into checking progress at-a-glance, and alerting relevant parties when tasks are ready for review. My master new blog topic checklist is used by our keyword researcher, writers, editors, and project manager. We effectively use each checklist to share information and progress with regards to the keyword research, outlining, drafting, editing, and client changes stages.
Process Street. I was initially attracted to the platform based on their template/checklist system. You can create a master template for tasks you execute frequently, then customize the specific details necessary to do the task well on the individual checklist. You can share details regarding how to execute tasks for easy reference in the same interface where people check off to do items.
What was the most challenging part of implementation?
Though it's necessary for my process, conditional logic can be hard to wrap my head around as you add layers of it across multiple different steps. I'd like to see more resources or some kind of mapping visual to be able to review the current conditional logic setup, at-a-glance, for any logic issues.
Return on investment or wins generated thus far?
Thanks to features like dynamic due dates and being able to assign specific people to related tasks, The Blogsmith team saves a lot of time that would otherwise be spent on project management tasks. We also reduce human error that may otherwise happen as a result of not having to personally set each of these details in Process Street. Finally, the way our checklists are set up, all contributors can see any information relevant to them doing their jobs, without having to go through someone else — or having exposure to more information than they really need (thanks to Process Street's permission settings).
Advice to other No Code Operators looking to implement a similar solution?
If you can't find what you want, try building it! With so many no code solutions popping up on the market, if you can dream it, you can do it.
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