If you're a university undergraduate or graduate student, you should know that we recently announced our Wrike for Students program. We want to give you a Wrike account to keep track of all of your assignments, group projects, and random to-dos completely free — because you're already spending enough on your education.
Student projects, especially group projects, have unique requirements. You have to figure out how to collaborate effectively, which is even harder when you can't meet i...
When you're managing projects, it's all too common that tasks slip and releases get pushed back. To remedy the situation, you need to learn from your mistakes and improve planning in the future. Online Gantt chart software is a great way to help your team organize your schedule so that you hit every deadline on time.
If you've never heard of or used a Gantt chart before, take a look at this infographic. It highlights the key ways you can use Gantt chart makers and proper project management...
We've created a lot of videos about our Gantt chart. They describe the different aspects of using our Gantt chart (aka, Timeline View), including creating a new task right from the Timeline and linking dependent tasks. We also have our Help Center to give you a breakdown of the different functionalities.
But none of these resources include best practices for using the Wrike Timeline, so we're here to give you a few hints on how to get started in the most efficient, practical manner.
If you're trying to plan your project calendar for the next month or the next year, you might be debating the best method to capture your madness. As long as you've graduated past the classic (but inefficient) pen, paper, and ruler approach, there are three ways to build a digital project manager calendar that workers rely on during project planning meetings. Which one is right for your team?
1. Excel spreadsheet: Most familiar tool, least efficient method
One of the first programs n...
Gantt charts are a staple tool in project management. They've achieved this status because of their ability to visualize the timeline of a project and the resources needed for it. But with the plethora of different visual tools you can now use to track projects, why even use a tool that was invented in 1910 and originally intended for machine shop production?
Five reasons to use Gantt charts for your projects:
1. You Can Brainstorm Your Workflow
There's a huge advantage to using the...
Today, Gantt charts are a staple tool in project management software. They show up in project binders, on boardroom walls, in project management plans — all because they are able to visually convey what would take paragraphs of boring text. But who invented them? What makes them beneficial for project planning? And what are the useful parts of every Gantt chart?
Below we've put together an infographic to explain what a Gantt chart for project management is, how it came to be, and why it...
When it comes to managing deadlines, many teams struggle to balance between keeping to up-to-date priorities and meeting strict, non-negotiable deadlines in time. Wrike makes accurate planning possible in many ways. There are tasks with and without due dates, prioritizing, milestones, and dependencies.
Today we want to share a helpful tip that a customer shared with us regarding managing strict and changing deadlines with the help of recurrent tasks and milestones.
Wrike's Conflicts Monitor dashboard widget is a powerful weapon in battle against late deliveries and missed deadlines. That's why I've been surprised lately to see that this feature is underutilized by many of the Wrike users I work with. I hope that by the end of this blog post, you'll be using the Conflicts Monitor so effectively that your boss's boss will drop by your desk to ask "How's this kid do it?"
A typical day often includes an ongoing chain of small activities rather than one huge task. The more tasks there are, the trickier it might be to keep them all straight, so you need to organize them in such a way so that nothing gets forgotten. Wrike’s Timeline and Workload views are great helpers for this issue. Today, we are happy to announce a great improvement to these tools: a super detailed zoom that lets you schedule small tasks with pinpoint accuracy. A typical day often...
Have you already checked out the latest version of Wrike’s app on your smartphone? If not, then it’s high time to have a look at it ;-) There is an awesome, must-see update: the dynamic mobile Gantt chart is now available in beta.
In August 2014, we relaunched our iOS app! Check it out on the App Store!
Have you already checked out the latest version of Wrike’s app on your smartphone? If not, then it’s high time to have a look at it ;-) There is an awesome, must-see update: the dynamic...