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 reportin...
There are a few concrete business elements that remain consistent across all organizations, regardless of industry. Emails and meetings generally fall in that category.
One element that is often overlooked but almost always takes up time is the approval process. Documents, deliverables, content, purchasing requests, etc. all need to go through an approval process to make sure they adhere to the expectations and quality guidelines the company upholds for their staff and customers.
Poor planning can doom your project before work even begins. Changing expectations, shrinking budgets, and frustrating miscommunications can derail even the simplest project—and make life stressful for everyone involved.
A thorough project plan can prevent scope creep, overblown budgets, and missed goals. But actually sitting down and planning a project can be an overwhelming task. How do you accurately predict how long tasks will take? How do you translate stakeholder expectations into...
Even before contracts are signed or budgets set aside, every new project begins with a plan. And in order to cope with the chaos that will come with the work, leaders must have a complete and well-thought out project management plan in hand.
This will be a document that predicts the timeline of how long work will take, who the main stakeholders are, what deliverables are expected and when, contingencies in case of emergencies or delays, and details that should help any manager deal wit...
If you're trying to plan your project calendar for the next month, quarter, or even year, you might be debating the best method to capture your madness.
You're probably looking for a calendar that can capture all your tasks, their deadlines, assignees and show you where you have some wiggle room.
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 d...
When studying project management, you've probably come across lots of tools and tips that you've wanted to try out, only to forget them a few weeks later.
If you’re wrapped up in practicing the big-picture principles of project management, it’s easy to forget the little details that make the best project managers worth emulating.
This article and infographic lists 10 project management best practices that are often forgotten. Every time a new project starts, review this list to make sure...
"There's way too much work! This is unreasonable!" You'll commonly hear this at the tail-end of a project or campaign when it's crunch time. But what if you're someone who hears it all the time? What can be done to alleviate the constant burden of being overloaded?
The answer is Agile.
Agile is a methodology for project management — a process for managing work that is characterized by constant iteration, constant improvement, and collaboration in order to more fully answer a custom...
Where can you go to talk Gantt charts, work breakdown structures, and Agile workflows to your heart's content with other project management aficionados? The internet, of course! There’s a treasure trove of valuable information available online for anyone looking to sharpen their project management skills.
But where do you start?
We’ve compiled a list of over 80 of the very best online resources for project managers, including online training sites, podcasts, ebooks, tools and templates...
We've recently talked about the inevitable "Work Dino" in every office — those outdated tools or processes we use that are no longer as effective as they once were. Like using email to manage projects or spreadsheets to track task status, and holding weekly or even daily status meetings to talk about progress face to face.
Don't let them become....
There are so many more efficient ways to manage projects and receive status updates. According to our 2015 Work...
Does your team receive a steady stream of similar requests? If so, then you have an opportunity to scale your team's productivity quickly and easily.
Wrike just released an enhancement that brings two powerful features together: Project Templates and Request Forms. Now you can automatically turn inbound requests into perfectly templatized projects.
Your customer gets immediate confirmation of their request, and your team can start work as soon as possible. Best of all, the optim...