Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Steve McBroom, Founder and CEO of Traxidy, located in Toronto, ON, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Traxidy provides easy-to-use project work tracking software for Project Managers (PMs), project leaders, and teams to improve efficiency and increase project success. The intuitive project workspace offers an easier way to track, manage, collaborate and report on the real day-to-day planned and unplanned project work in one centralized and automated place. Our project work tracking software offers flexibility for all types of projects and simplifies the management of the smaller actions and critical information that needs to be tracked, managed, and reported on to support the project plan and schedule.

Automated project Risks, Actions, Issues, and Decisions tracking (RAID log and Action log), real-time project Status Reports, work-sharing collaboration, clear visibility to project priorities, Meeting Minutes, and more help Project Managers save time, increase team engagement, and deliver on project goals.

Traxidy is uniquely designed for Project Managers – by Project Managers. It complements and supports all project management platforms, methodologies, and planning and scheduling tools to help increase efficiency, productivity, and project success. Feature highlights:

✔ Stay on track with automated Risks, Actions, Issues, and Decisions tracking (RAID log and  Action log) all in one place.

✔ Easily manage priorities with an interactive Dashboard and visual key project indicators

✔ Collaborate with team members and get proactive notifications of due dates and updates.

✔ Share real-time, tailored, and automated Project Status Reports, produced in minutes.

✔ Simplify, assess and manage project risks with automated Risk log tracking.

✔ Improve project performance tracking with custom real-time Project Portfolio Dashboards.

We’re passionate about creating solutions that help Project Managers and project teams amaze stakeholders and increase effectiveness and overall project success.

Tell us about yourself

As more organizations recognize the importance of successful project delivery, the role of the  Project Manager continues to grow in importance across industries. PMs need to control, track and report on the daily flow of information to support the project plan and schedule. As an experienced leader of project teams and processes across industries, I have first-hand knowledge of what it takes for Project Managers, Project Management Consultants, and PMO  leaders to successfully deliver on project and business objectives. In my experience, many organizations and PMs are challenged with collecting and managing all the planned and unplanned project work information from their team members and keeping it organized, accurate, and up to date, without using manual processes, spreadsheets, or paper notebooks. Management also puts a  great deal of pressure on the PMs to provide a regular project status update that may take hours to produce.

Traxidy helps empower Project Managers and Project Leaders with an intuitive project workspace so that they can better track and optimize performance and management of key project areas of project work that support the project plan and schedule. PMs can move beyond spreadsheets,  documents, and notebooks, with automated RAID logs and Action logs, centralized information,  tailored real-time status reports, and collaboration tools to easily manage project performance. It’s built to save time and quickly meet the project team and stakeholder requirements. We’re helping  Project Managers to be more effective, easily communicate, and more successful.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I truly value the opportunity to engage and make an impact with non-project managers, Project  Managers, Leaders, Consultants, and PMO leaders with a range of experience, from those who are just getting started to those who have been managing projects for some time and are more experienced.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

As an entrepreneur, I’m constantly juggling different aspects of the business. It’s always hard to find extra time; however, I try to make it a priority to spend time enhancing my network not only with colleagues, peers, and Project Leaders but also with other entrepreneurs. I find taking the time to meet with people over coffee, virtual meetings, and events is always invaluable and provide a great source of support and inspiration.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

For anyone looking to get started with their own business, the key tips to getting started include developing a clear strategy and knowing why you are doing what you are doing and how you are going to stand out. Listening to prospective customers and gathering constructive feedback on your product or service and acting on it. Finding the right people. Remember that “business” is just a  word. It’s really individual people working together to serve your customers.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Believe in yourself and celebrate the small victories and key achievements along the way.

Where can people find you and your business?


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