COLLABORATION

What NOT to Say to a Designer and Why

Thursday, 29 September, 2016

  Communicating with your designer may not be the easiest thing in the world. We all think we know what we want in a design, when in reality, we really have no idea what we want until we see what we don't want. Or we know exactly what we want to the very last detail. And since designers aren't mind readers, you can imagine how this kind of collaboration can get messy.  . Miscommunications and misunderstandings in design can cause bo...

Top 10 Add-ons for Adobe Premiere
Monday, 26 September, 2016
Marketing

Top 10 Add-ons for Adobe Premiere

Creative professionals are always pressed for time. It's the nature of the job that deadlines loom over the horizon and there's never enough hours in the day to finely craft that final video edit. In fact, when asked about their biggest roadblock to productivity, 27% of creatives say they don't have enough time to be creative. Which is why they have to be on the lookout for ways to streamline workflows and make work more efficient. For video professionals, Adobe Premiere Pro is one o...
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How Non-Techies Can Successfully Manage a Development Team
Friday, 23 September, 2016
Project Management

How Non-Techies Can Successfully Manage a Development Team

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 might be wondering how to avoid becoming that nightma...
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Age Gaps & Toxic Startup Culture — a Book Review of Disrupted by Dan Lyons
Thursday, 22 September, 2016
Collaboration

Age Gaps & Toxic Startup Culture — a Book Review of Disrupted by Dan Lyons

This is what happens when a laid-off 52-year-old former Newsweek journalist decides to join a young, dynamic tech startup and ends up in a surreal drama. Author Daniel Lyons recounts his year spent in startup hell (technically, marketing automation startup HubSpot) and his story is equal parts LOL and WTF. It's a fascinating peek behind the scenes of a growing company as well as a scathing commentary on startups in general. How Dan Lyons' Life Was Disrupted The complete title of t...
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Does Your Team Meet The Standard for Program Management? (Book Review)
Wednesday, 21 September, 2016
Project Management

Does Your Team Meet The Standard for Program Management? (Book Review)

In any industry, understanding the accepted best practices is key to remaining successful and keeping up with the competition. Teams looking to master PMBOK, or the Project Management Body of Knowledge, and all of its terminologies and methodologies need to pick up the The Standard for Program Management. Summary and Book Review of The Standard for Program Management Developed by the Project Management Institute, the third edition of this book is a must-read for any program manager...
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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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