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Published by Lionel Valdellon | Friday, 27 June, 2014
Monash Motorsport (MMS) is a non-profit student organization hailing from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, where students band together to design, manufacture, test, market, and race their own Formula-style race car. How do they do that? Read on. Read more...
Published by Joy | Wednesday, 16 April, 2014
Everything you need to know about project management you can learn from hockey. While hockey is simply the greatest game of all time (IMHO), it is also a wonderful teaching tool. If you can look past the pulse-pounding action and glass-shattering collisions, there is actually a lot more to it. Here are some of the key lessons hockey has taught me about project management. Read more...
Published by Ashley | Monday, 07 April, 2014
Your boss just walked into your office and said: "We've overstretched our resources. I need you to check the Gantt chart and tell me if there is any free float for this task so we don't delay our critical path." Wait, what was that? Gantt chart? Critical path? Maybe I'm just not ready for this... Whether you're an accidental project manager, or you're are just starting your professional journey into the PM space, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all of the new information the role entails. The last thing you need is linguistic headaches. Don't worry, we've got you. We consulted with PM pros, researched the question, and created a list of words every project manager should know on Day 1. Study these definitions so that the next time your boss rushes in you can calmly respond, "Got it." Read more...
Published by Anne | Thursday, 09 January, 2014
Many software teams use services such as Github for collaborative coding. These services are a great help when it comes to sharing code repositories, collaborating on them together, and syncing developers’ efforts. However, project managers of teams using Github often don’t have special tools for keeping projects on track and reporting the progress.
 
LiveNinja solved this problem with a single ninja throwing star: they combined Github’s social coding environment with Wrike’s strong project management features. With the help of Wrike’s API, they now automatically transfer every task they create in Github to Wrike, allowing them to organize their work in a more productive way.
 
Let’s take a look at their smart solution!
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Published by Anne | Friday, 03 January, 2014
When it comes to managing deadlines, many teams struggle to balance between keeping to up-to-date priorities and meeting strict, non-negotiable deadlines in time. Wrike makes accurate planning possible in many ways. There are tasks with and without due dates, prioritizing, milestones, and dependencies.

And today we want to add one more helpful tip that a customer shared with us regarding managing strict and changing deadlines with the help of recurrent tasks and milestones.  Read more...
Published by Brad Sanzenbacher | Thursday, 05 September, 2013
Wrike's Conflicts Monitor dashboard widget is a powerful weapon in battle against late deliveries and missed deadlines. That's why I've been surprised lately to see that this feature is underutilized by many of the Wrike users I work with. I hope that by the end of this blog post, you'll be using the Conflicts Monitor so effectively that your boss's boss will drop by your desk to ask "How's this kid do it?"
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Published by Vera | Monday, 29 April, 2013
A typical day often includes an ongoing chain of small activities rather than one huge task. The more tasks there are, the trickier it might be to keep them all straight, so you need to organize them in such a way so that nothing gets forgotten. Wrike’s Timeline and Workload views are great helpers for this issue. Today, we are happy to announce a great improvement to these tools: a super detailed zoom that lets you schedule small tasks with pinpoint accuracyRead more...
Published by Nadia  | Thursday, 14 February, 2013
Have you already checked out the latest version of Wrike’s app on your smartphone? If not, then it’s high time to have a look at it ;-) There is an awesome, must-see update: the dynamic mobile Gantt chart is now available in beta. 

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Published by Anne | Thursday, 23 August, 2012
Planning accurately, estimating task duration and keeping it close to reality – these aren’t easy things to do.  And now imagine this is happening in a start-up where you do things that you have never done before (or even no one in the world has)!

Today, Chris Rider, project manager at the fast-moving chemistry startup Terramera, shares how his team has enhanced its planning with the help of Wrike’s interactive timeline. Read more...
Published by Dasha | Wednesday, 16 February, 2011
This week, we released an important update to Wrike’s Dynamic Timeline™ – task date constraints. This feature is familiar to those of you who switched to Wrike project management software from Microsoft Project. In this post, we’ll tell you about this new functionality and how you and your peers can benefit from using it.

From time to time, we all have to deal with tasks that are closely connected to each other in the project workflow. In such cases, a project management tool with dynamic timeline allows you to quickly build a precise plan, considering the connection between tasks and the circumstances that may affect them. Wrike lets you connect tasks with dependencies within one project, as well as set cross-project dependencies. Now, with the release of constraints on the timeline, the dependent tasks can have a time lag between them, so that you can build even more accurate project schedules!

Let’s simplify this real business scenario to an exemplary situation, where only two tasks are involved. Say you plan to interview one of your most loyal customers and publish a success story on your website. First, you need to prepare the list of questions. Only after the questions are ready can you proceed to the interview. However, you find out that your customer is going on a 3-day business trip and can’t have the interview on the day you initially planned. You need to reflect this delay in the project schedule. In this case, you can connect these two tasks on the timeline, considering the date constraints. Here’s how: point the cursor over the top right-hand corner of the task bar for “Prepare questions.” A small triangle appears. Click on the triangle and drag the line to the dependent task, called “Interview the customer.” This way, you can create a strict dependency. Then drag the dependent task on the timeline to the proper start date to create a task date constraint, as shown in the screenshot below.



Here’s what your timeline will look like after the change is made:



Task date constraints on Wrike’s timeline will help you build an accurate project plan that’s shared with your peers. If we look at it on a wider scale, this will keep your project workflow perfectly organized in a multitasking environment and help your team avoid any slips in the schedule.