Every industry has jargon, short forms or abbreviations that they use. For example, “PM” is commonly used for “Project Manager”. However, it might not be the best option when it comes to data in Bridgit Bench. We recommend you adopt one of two methods listed below to optimize tool performance:
Rather than using Sr. PM use Senior Project Manager.
This will reduce any risk of duplicates. For example, if an Administrator adds a Title of “Sr. PM” and another Administrator adds “Sr PM”, you’ll see two list options and your search results may get skewed. By using the full title you’ll eliminate inconsistencies that can hinder results.
Choose Consistent Abbreviations
Feel free to use abbreviations if needed. You’ll just want to make sure you have consistency throughout your various lists and custom fields to ensure your project data is accurate.
Specifically, the Titles and Roles lists are two lists you will need to manage independently. However, when you’re looking to fill a role on a project, Bridgit Bench searches for all people who have a title that contains the role name. If your people have titles of “Sr. PM” and you’re looking to fill a “Senior Project Manager” role, no results will surface unless you manually remove the filter on ‘title’ every time you fill a role.