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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Get Ahead Quickly: The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management (Book Review)
Wednesday, 14 September, 2016
Project Management

Get Ahead Quickly: The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management (Book Review)

It's not often that the fastest way is also the best way, but thanks to Eric Verzuh, project managers can have the best of both worlds. Bestseller The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management pulls ideas from one of the masters in project management to deliver a comprehensive guide to succeeding in the industry — at top speed. Summary and Book Review of The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management Effective project management is essential in today's competitive business world. Taking p...
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Your Guide to Project Management Best Practices
Tuesday, 13 September, 2016
Project Management

Your Guide to Project Management Best Practices

Planning and overseeing a project so that it’s completed on time, within budget, and meets expectations is not an easy feat. The best project managers know how to balance stakeholder communications with preventing scope creep, watch out for risk, and clarify roles, responsibilities, and priorities within their team. Steal some of the secrets to their success by using these 10 best practices in project management.  1. Communicate with stakeholders early and often This includes everyone...
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3 Crucial Keys to Creative Project Management
Tuesday, 6 September, 2016
Project Management

3 Crucial Keys to Creative Project Management

If you think overseeing creative projects and supervising creative teams is the same as managing a project with software developers or a manufacturing crew, you may want to think again. Every group has its own quirks and unique concerns that must be taken into consideration if you're going to be an effective leader. Below are the three crucial keys to successfully managing a project with creatives: Creative project management requires empathy It needs outstanding communication sk...
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Why Creatives Should Think About Project Management
Friday, 19 August, 2016
Project Management

Why Creatives Should Think About Project Management

In a perfect world, creatives would spend 100% of their time doing what they love: write, design, film, build, and create! However, this isn't the reality for most creatives. There are client requests, feedback, edits, and meetings on top of meetings. Some creatives don't even have enough time left to actually be creative. What's the solution to this? To be honest, there must be a change in perspective before there is a change in action. If creatives and clients continue to look at a job...
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How to Create an Excel Timeline Template
Wednesday, 10 August, 2016
Project Management

How to Create an Excel Timeline Template

Visual timelines are essential tools for planning, tracking, and managing a project. You can map out dependencies and milestones to get an accurate overview of progress and deadlines. But while using these Gantt chart-style timelines for project management is fairly easy, creating one in Excel can be tricky. We'll walk you through the process of how to make a timeline in Excel and share a project schedule template you can reuse for future work. How to Create a Timeline in Excel  Step 1...
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Tutorial: Quickly Create Folders/Tasks and Rename Them with Excel
Wednesday, 3 August, 2016
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
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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