All posts by Wrike Team

Take Control of Your Project Plan Calendar
Monday, 9 January, 2017
Project Management

Take Control of Your Project Plan Calendar

In project management, timing is half the battle. Leaders have to keep all the members of the team on track, hitting their deadlines and constantly making progress toward their shared goals. Getting everything done on time and under budget calls for strategy and forethought, and that's why you need to maintain a clear project plan calendar. There are many different ways to set up a project planning calendar template, and it's important for every leader to find an approach that works for...
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Most Wanted Project Management Software Features: GetApp Report
Thursday, 5 January, 2017
News

Most Wanted Project Management Software Features: GetApp Report

Project management software is an uncommon purchase. Unlike buying office supplies, project management software can be expensive and urgent, yet intended to be used for years to come. The challenge is that with business processes rapidly changing โ€” as they currently are in project management โ€” the software that supports these processes often lags behind when offering new features. This gap, caused by an app's inability to scale, leaves companies frustrated and in the market for new options....
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How to Keep Employees on Track with a Time Management Calendar
Tuesday, 3 January, 2017
Productivity

How to Keep Employees on Track with a Time Management Calendar

Business leaders know there is no resource more precious than time. However, staying on top of a loaded schedule can be tough for even the most seasoned executive or project manager. Passing on smart strategies for how to schedule your day to employees at every level of the organization is an even bigger challenge. Positioning a business for success calls for leaders and employees to think about how each day's work can be directed to move toward long-term goals. That means making clear...
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4 Tips to Improve Your Time Management this Holiday Season
Wednesday, 21 December, 2016
Productivity

4 Tips to Improve Your Time Management this Holiday Season

Staying on top of all your responsibilities can be trying any time of year, but the holidays are especially difficult. When you're stressed about travel plans, family get-togethers, and your gift-giving budget, it's often tough to maintain focus. However, those conflicts just make sticking to smart time management strategies even more important. Here are four ways you can step up your productivity and organization in time for the holidays... and the year to come. 1. Be Picky (but Nice)...
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๐ŸŽ‰ Wrike Now Has Emojis!
Thursday, 15 December, 2016
News

๐ŸŽ‰ Wrike Now Has Emojis!

Ever struggled with providing feedback on a task and wondered exactly how to make your comment sound lighter, more fun, and less serious? Starting today, you can add emojis to Wrike comments, adding a fun factor to your feedback as well as reducing any communication stress in your day-to-day work. How to Use Emojis in Wrike Comments: Open a task or folder/project info panel Click into the comment box and select the emoji icon on the right side Find a category you want & click an...
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3 Steps to Harness the Power of Cross Team Collaboration
Wednesday, 14 December, 2016
Collaboration

3 Steps to Harness the Power of Cross Team Collaboration

An organization accomplishes the most when employees have the chance to put their talents and efforts together and work toward a common mission. It's always essential to keep the working relationships within particular teams and departments productive. However, it can be just as important to reach across functions, trading ideas and getting bigger projects off the ground. Cross team collaboration takes advantage of the full potential of a business to unleash fresh perspectives and drive am...
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Stress-Free Reporting with Scheduled Report Reminders
Tuesday, 13 December, 2016
News

Stress-Free Reporting with Scheduled Report Reminders

It's Friday at 4:00 pm, and you have to deliver your weekly project status report in 30 minutes. You're stressed out waiting on updates from your team. It's a tightrope walk: on one hand, you want the latest info to be included, on the other, you don't want to deliver the report late to executives and clients. Sound familiar? Agile teams approach Reports differently. Instead of creating a parallel process for reporting the progress of sprints, managers design a smooth workflow for t...
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5 Ways to Encourage Effective Teamwork
Tuesday, 13 December, 2016
Collaboration

5 Ways to Encourage Effective Teamwork

Managing a project means relying on the strengths of each person on the team. To get the best results however, a manager needs to know that everyone is working together toward shared goals. With the right strategies, processes, and tools in place, you'll know you can count on your team to get the job done. 1. Establish a Vision of Effective Teamwork Bringing a team together starts with a solid understanding of what you're trying to accomplish and what it's going to take to get there....
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4 Steps to More Effective Project Management
Wednesday, 7 December, 2016
Project Management

4 Steps to More Effective Project Management

Smart leadership makes a world of difference in keeping a business moving toward its goals, completing one task at a time. Too often, however, an organization rushes into exciting new initiatives without the necessary tools and resources in place, limiting the chances for sustainable growth. Managing a project successfully takes knowledge, preparation, and the right personnel. Leaders have to consider what they require from both the team under their supervision and their own superiors to g...
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Using If Then Statements in Excel to Set the Conditions for Success
Tuesday, 29 November, 2016
Project Management

Using If Then Statements in Excel to Set the Conditions for Success

Maintaining spreadsheets is not the easiest or most effective method for managing a project. Still, should you find yourself relying on a workbook to track assigned tasks and overall team performance, it's important to learn how to do if then statements in Excel. These logical functions test whether something is true or false by comparing an entered value and an expected one. This can be helpful for tasks like tracking budgets for online marketing campaigns. If you understand conditiona...
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