Tutorial: Quickly Create Folders/Tasks and Rename Them with Excel
Wednesday, 3 August, 2016
Posts, Project Management

Tutorial: Quickly Create Folders/Tasks and Rename Them with Excel

Looking for a way to quickly mass create Wrike folders and tasks and rename them easily? Here's a trick: use Microsoft Excel. One of the tips we mentioned in our blog post 4 Common Mistakes New Wrike Users Make, was to include the project name in the names of its subfolders. For example, under the "Client A" project folder you can have subfolders such as: "Client A Content," "Client A SEO," and "Client A Social." This way, any notifications that are sent will include the necessary con...
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6 Tips for Becoming a Successful Freelance Project Manager
Tuesday, 26 July, 2016
Posts, Project Management

6 Tips for Becoming a Successful Freelance Project Manager

Freelancing has its perks: be your own boss, enjoy work flexibility, work in a private space with everything from the tilt of your desk to the room temperature and lighting exactly how you like it. What we can often overlook are the immense challenges that come with going it alone, especially as a freelance project manager. Finding work is only the beginning: the ebb and flow of your income, managing multiple deadlines that don’t inform each other, and making a mistake means fully owning...
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3 Reasons Why Email is Dead
Thursday, 7 July, 2016
Posts, Project Management

3 Reasons Why Email is Dead

We've said it before: the days when email was the primary tool for completing collaborative projects is over. Email's rise to primacy as a project management tool was due to its convenience and speed at the start. The barrier to entry was low since everyone had an email address, an email program built into their desktops or browsers, and no learning curve. So we used it not just for short, immediate messages, which were its raison d'être, but for its ability to bring people together virtua...
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5 Best Practices for Managing Incoming Work Requests
Tuesday, 17 May, 2016
Posts, Project Management

5 Best Practices for Managing Incoming Work Requests

Processing, prioritizing, and tracking incoming work requests takes a lot of effort, especially when they're coming at you from so many channels: emails, meetings, instant messages, informal conversations, and more. Managing this deluge of requests is time-consuming, unwieldy, and can be difficult to sustain as your company scales.  These best practices will help you bring order to the chaos of incoming work so you can spend more time on important projects and less time trying to decide w...
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How to Build Your First Wrike Request Form
Thursday, 12 May, 2016
Posts, Project Management

How to Build Your First Wrike Request Form

Work requests come in all shapes and sizes: big requests, small requests, requests via email, requests via conference call, and probably one of the most dreaded — the "pop-in" request. We've all had our share of giving and receiving requests in different ways, so it's no surprise that this feature was one of the most-wanted among our users. Wrike's latest feature, Requests, helps you control, manage, prioritize, and track your incoming work all in one place. Here's a step-by-step guide...
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Task Dependencies vs. Custom Workflows: When to Use Each in Wrike
Thursday, 14 April, 2016
Project Management, Wrike News

Task Dependencies vs. Custom Workflows: When to Use Each in Wrike

Wrike is an incredibly flexible tool, offering several ways your team can set up your projects, track your progress, and reach your goals. But have you ever had too many options? Using Wrike can be like walking into an ice cream shop with 20+ flavors and wanting to try all of them. One of the most common choices Wrikers deliberate over is "Should I track project progress using a Custom Workflow, or should I rely on a chain of task dependencies?" We're here with some helpful tips to help...
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What it Means to be a Digital Project Manager
Thursday, 7 April, 2016
Posts, Project Management

What it Means to be a Digital Project Manager

The world has already moved online; has your job moved with it? Gone are the days of managing work using pen and paper, whiteboards and dry erase markers, sticky notes and the four walls of your cubicle. And saving Microsoft Word documents and spreadsheets in a folder on your computer has become a thing of the past. Today's most effective digital project managers have moved their teams and processes online. Using online project management, collaboration software, and cloud file storage sy...
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How Wrike + Salesforce Helps Departments Work Together: Q&A With Axiometrics
Tuesday, 22 March, 2016
Project Management, Wrike News

How Wrike + Salesforce Helps Departments Work Together: Q&A With Axiometrics

Axiometrics is the leader in apartment and student housing market research, providing market intelligence and trends analysis to developers, investors, owners, managers, and others. Founded in 1995, the company has experienced explosive growth in revenue, job creation, and innovation over the past five years.  We spoke to the Analytics team about how they use Wrike to align teams that use Salesforce to manage accounts. See how they are able to archive all their data in one place and preve...
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