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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3 Project Manager Headaches and How to Cure Them
Monday, 2 January, 2017
Project Management

3 Project Manager Headaches and How to Cure Them

Project management is a highly complex and complicated job. Because there are so many factors that come into play during every single project, project managers must be extremely versatile and skilled. Unlike developers, engineers, or architects that work on the technical side of projects, project managers, in addition to being familiar with all the technical details, also need to deal with the social and corporate aspects. On top of all that, they are often juggling several projects at o...
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How to Set Up Your Waterfall Workflow
Thursday, 29 December, 2016
Project Management

How to Set Up Your Waterfall Workflow

What's the simplest way to manage your project from start to finish? Sequentially — i.e. Task A must finish before Task B is started. It's one of the oldest and most logical methods to bring projects from conception to completion. This sequential method is even called the waterfall methodology because when you lay out the individual tasks on a Gantt chart, they look like a series of stair steps leading downward from left to right — just like a waterfall. The Characteristics of a Waterfa...
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5 Warning Signs Your Current Project Management Tool Just Isn’t Cutting It
Wednesday, 28 December, 2016
Project Management

5 Warning Signs Your Current Project Management Tool Just Isn’t Cutting It

As your organization changes, your project management needs will change, too. Growth is great, but it makes the need for clear communication and task management more important than ever.   If you’re already paying for a project management solution, it can be difficult to justify the cost and time it will take to implement a new one. Plus, adoption can be a concern in organizations where staff members are slow to accept new processes and procedures. So how do you know if it’s worth...
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6 Reasons Home Alone's Kevin McAllister is a Project Management Genius
Monday, 12 December, 2016
Project Management

6 Reasons Home Alone's Kevin McAllister is a Project Management Genius

  It’s the time of the year: everyone’s humming carols, organizing cookie swaps, and re-watching their favorite classic Christmas movies. During a screening of Home Alone here at Wrike HQ, we couldn’t help but notice the young protagonist's stellar project management skills, and started taking notes.   . So order a cheese pizza, pop in a copy of Angels With Filthy Souls, add that second scoop of ice cream on your sundae (you're not driving), and hit play on the track below, and set...
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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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The Best Project Management Conferences to Attend in 2017
Thursday, 1 December, 2016
Project Management

The Best Project Management Conferences to Attend in 2017

The new year is fast approaching, and soon enough you’ll be cracking open a brand new date book that’s just waiting to be filled with exciting events and occasions. Lucky for you, we’ve collected a list of the best project management conferences for 2017. Stay up-to-speed on the latest industry developments, pick up tips from respected experts in the field, meet other project management professionals, and have some fun learning new tricks of the trade in a new city.  North America Glo...
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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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