PROJECT MANAGEMENT

How Non-Techies Can Successfully Manage a Development Team

Friday, 23 September, 2016

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: a frustrated developer is fed up with their manager making bad decisions and focusing on the wrong things. They constantly hover, asking questions like, “What’s the time estimate for this?” They simply don’t understand the development process and just end up getting in the way.  If you’re a project manager assigned to lead a development team and you don’t have much technical experience yourself, you mig...

Keep Approvals Organized with Updated Filters & Dashboards
Tuesday, 20 September, 2016
News

Keep Approvals Organized with Updated Filters & Dashboards

The new Proofing & Approvals feature provides an easy way to request, collect, give, and receive on-demand feedback. But when your creative team is really on the run, there can be dozens of such reviews created weekly. How do you stay in touch with everyone regarding each review and approval process? We've updated our filter collection so that you can easily find the tasks with ongoing or completed reviews and set up dedicated dashboards. To add any of these filters, just check the "R...
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3 Step Process to Building a Project Work Plan Template in Wrike
Tuesday, 20 September, 2016
Project Management

3 Step Process to Building a Project Work Plan Template in Wrike

  Ever left an important project meeting with a notepad or Wrike task full of notes, but no idea what the actions items are... or even where to begin? You're not alone. Here's a hint: your first step should be to create a project work plan.   .  But what is a project work plan, you ask? A project work plan allows you to outline the requirements of a project, project planning steps, goals, and team members involved in the project. This provides visibility to everyone involved, kee...
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10 Deadly Signs Your Culture is Toxic
Monday, 19 September, 2016
Collaboration

10 Deadly Signs Your Culture is Toxic

You've heard all the hype about company culture: "Build a company culture that attracts and retains top talent!" or "Culture isn't perks, it's values!" Most of it is good, some of it is sappy. But just as you can build a healthy company culture by injecting meaning and mission into your daily grind, you could also ignore it totally, decide not to fight for it ... and watch how the bullies and less desirable elements take over and turn the workplace into a toxic arena of one-upmanship and...
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Swearing in the Workplace: Announcing Part 1 of Wrike's 2016 Work Management Survey
Friday, 16 September, 2016
News

Swearing in the Workplace: Announcing Part 1 of Wrike's 2016 Work Management Survey

Some people say sitting is the new smoking, others would say it's actually... swearing. In a time where working from home is common, polos and khakis are replacing suits and ties, and cursing like a sailor is seen as an expression of passion for your work, the fine line between work and home grows thinner and thinner.  We decided to dive into the world of informal communication in the office and see how thin that line actually is. We ran a survey across 1,542 workers addressing language a...
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11 Top Add-Ons for Adobe Illustrator
Friday, 16 September, 2016
Marketing

11 Top Add-Ons for Adobe Illustrator

As a creative professional, you're always looking for new ways to bring your designs to life. Add-ons offer more tools, effects, and workflows to help you do more with your Adobe Creative Cloud apps. While there are countless plugins and add-ons available for Adobe applications, we asked our own design team to share some of their favorites. These 11 add-ons will save you time and effort on your designs — and add some cool new visual styles to your arsenal. 1. Dragstrip Illustrator Brush...
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Taking a Stand: The Evolution of the Desk Employee
Thursday, 15 September, 2016
Productivity

Taking a Stand: The Evolution of the Desk Employee

You might want to sit down for this... or better yet, stand! A recent medical journal study revealed that people who sit for most of their day are 54% more likely to die of a heart attack. In the age of 60-hour workweeks, mesmerizing computer screens, and binge-worthy Netflix shows, it's important that we take into account how much we're sitting each day — and how it's affecting us.    . The good news is, most people are aware of the effects of sitting all day. More and more "sitters" are...
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Get Ahead Quickly: The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management (Book Review)
Wednesday, 14 September, 2016
Project Management

Get Ahead Quickly: The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management (Book Review)

It's not often that the fastest way is also the best way, but thanks to Eric Verzuh, project managers can have the best of both worlds. Bestseller The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management pulls ideas from one of the masters in project management to deliver a comprehensive guide to succeeding in the industry — at top speed. Summary and Book Review of The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management Effective project management is essential in today's competitive business world. Taking p...
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