What is a Program Manager vs. a Project Manager?
Thursday, 16 July, 2015
Business Tips, Posts, Project Management

What is a Program Manager vs. a Project Manager?

Program manager vs. project manager — to understand how these two similar roles differ, you must first know the difference between programs and projects. When a large project is made up of several other projects that are dependent on each other, it becomes something bigger — a program. Programs can become overwhelming and stressful for one person to manage, so delegating individual projects is often recommended. Outlining objectives, planning execution, managing operations, and report...
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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015
Tuesday, 7 July, 2015
Posts, Project Management

Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

Need up-to-date facts and figures for a project management report, article, or infographic? Browse this collection of project management statistics collected from studies and reports from the past five years. The data and statistics below are sorted into categories so you can quickly skim to find the information you need. Simply grab the stats you want and find the corresponding original source information at the bottom of this page. TABLE OF CONTENTS Benefits of Project Managemen...
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Does Wrike Use Wrike?
Thursday, 2 July, 2015
Project Management, Wrike News

Does Wrike Use Wrike?

One of the most telling questions you can ask a software company is: "How do you use your product internally?" If they quickly throw out several compelling ways they use it, great! But often you hear: "Well, we use it, but we use lots of other tools too" and they can't give specific examples of how they're using their own tool. Why don't companies use their own product? Or why don't they use it well? Is it a question of belief or reliability? To customers and potential buyers, using your...
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Project Management Lessons Learned from the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
Wednesday, 1 July, 2015
Posts, Project Management

Project Management Lessons Learned from the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

“We can lick gravity, but sometimes paperwork is overwhelming.” —Wernher von Braun, Chief Architect of Apollo's Saturn V  Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins may have been the most visible figures of the 1969 moon landing, but the Apollo 11 team included thousands of people led by a select group of program and project managers at NASA. Tasked with the nearly impossible goal of putting an American on the moon in less than a decade, the Apollo program will always be rem...
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10 Fatal Product Launch Mistakes (+New DroneCo Comic)
Thursday, 25 June, 2015
Posts, Project Management

10 Fatal Product Launch Mistakes (+New DroneCo Comic)

Product launches are stressful. While success can propel your company to new heights, a botched launch can cripple your business. On top of all that pressure, pulling off the perfect launch is a complicated process, with plenty of room for error. With less than 3% of new consumer goods considered "highly successful" (i.e., exceeding first-year sales of $50 million), what can you do to ensure that everything goes smoothly on launch day — and beyond?  Click the strip to tweet it! 10 Mis...
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5 Essentials of the Best Marketing Project Management Tools
Wednesday, 24 June, 2015
Posts, Project Management

5 Essentials of the Best Marketing Project Management Tools

The right marketing project management tool means better communication, easy collaboration, and an organized team. But there are thousands of tools designed to help marketing departments with their hectic workloads, and each looks promising on paper. So how do you choose?  Look for these 5 essential capabilities to quickly narrow the field and find the perfect tool for your team: 1. Easy Document Collaboration No campaign is a one-person show. Between brainstorming, group writing and edi...
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5 Valuable Project Management Skills You Forgot About
Friday, 5 June, 2015
Posts, Project Management

5 Valuable Project Management Skills You Forgot About

Project managers have their work cut out for them — they must manage all the various project stakeholders and keep the project on track by successfully juggling and directing their roles and responsibilities. It's easy to get bogged down by office politics, looming deadlines, and last-minute project changes. As a project manager, focusing on professional development and cultivating important skill sets can be vital to work success. These five project management skills are frequently f...
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Top 5 Reasons for Project Failure and How to Avert Disaster
Wednesday, 3 June, 2015
Posts, Project Management

Top 5 Reasons for Project Failure and How to Avert Disaster

As a vendor of project management and collaboration software, we talk to a lot of project managers. And we've heard all too often that despite every obvious intention for a project to be successful, the reality is that sometimes things fall apart. My belief is that the more you are prepared to fail, the better suited you are to prevent it from occurring at all. So I asked project managers to share their stories on project failure and the reasons behind the big flop. Now I'm sharing their...
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