Tag: project management

How to Evolve From Using Prehistoric Tools to Using Wrike
Thursday, 23 March, 2017
Wrike Tips

How to Evolve From Using Prehistoric Tools to Using Wrike

  We've recently talked about the inevitable "Work Dino" in every office — those outdated tools or processes we use that are no longer as effective as they once were.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...
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New Wrike Automation: Instantly Turn Requests Into Projects from Templates
Monday, 20 March, 2017
News, Posts

New Wrike Automation: Instantly Turn Requests Into Projects from Templates

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...
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3 Work Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Tools That Should Be Extinct
Monday, 20 March, 2017
Project Management

3 Work Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Tools That Should Be Extinct

There's a reason why dinosaurs are extinct. And while the exact theory pinpointing their demise is still being debated by scientists (crashed comets? climate change? mammals eating dino eggs?). The fact remains that they didn't survive with the times and simply died out. Your workplace has similar dinosaurs. Those are the dated work tools or work processes that used to be able to handle the job but are no longer viable in this day and age of increased connection and collaboration....
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What It Takes to be a Project Portfolio Manager
Wednesday, 8 March, 2017
Project Management

What It Takes to be a Project Portfolio Manager

  Did you wake up one morning and say to yourself, "I want to become a project portfolio manager!" but have no idea where to begin?  . If you did, you've come to the right place. We'll dish out all the details on becoming a project portfolio manager, including examples of job descriptions and salary ranges.  . While there are several types of project management roles and methodologies out there, they all overlap in some way. All project management roles, including project portf...
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What it Means to be a Digital Project Manager
Tuesday, 28 February, 2017
Project Management

What it Means to be a Digital Project Manager

    The world has already moved online; has your job moved with it? Gone are the days of managing work using pen and paper, whiteboards and dry erase markers, sticky notes and the walls of your cubicle. And saving Microsoft Word documents and spreadsheets in a folder on your computer has become a thing of the past. . Today's most effective project managers are the ones who have moved their teams and processes online. Using online project management, collaboration software, an...
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4 Tips for an Effective Project Management Plan
Tuesday, 7 February, 2017
Project Management

4 Tips for an Effective Project Management Plan

Leaders always have to be ready to adapt to changing circumstances and meet fresh challenges. However, they'll most likely reach successful outcomes with a thoughtful project management plan. What is a project management plan? It's a road map that directs a team from the start date to completion. When leaders carefully plot the course ahead, using the right strategies, input, and tools, they position their teams to work efficiently and get things done. Here are four steps to creating be...
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What Gilmore Girls Can Teach You About Project Stakeholder Management
Thursday, 12 January, 2017
Project Management

What Gilmore Girls Can Teach You About Project Stakeholder Management

If you've never heard of Gilmore Girls before, here's the 5-second intro. It's an American TV drama/comedy that started in 2000, lasted seven full seasons, generating 153 episodes, featuring strong female characters (girl power!), and creating stardom for its two main actors Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. In those seven seasons, the show became well-known for its "walk-and-talks" (scenes where characters exchange important dialogue while walking), the non-stop pop culture references, the...
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Stop Projects from Derailing With Wrike's New Report Templates
Tuesday, 10 January, 2017
News

Stop Projects from Derailing With Wrike's New Report Templates

  Have you ever been blindsided by surprise issues that derail your projects? You’re not alone. According to Wrike's 2015 Work Management Survey, 31% of respondents say that final deadlines often shift due to unexpected changes.   . Unexpected changes are to be expected in projects, which is why it's crucial to plan accordingly. It’s easy to lose track of the big picture and get derailed by an issue you did not anticipate. Trying to prevent these issues can feel like looking for...
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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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Most Wanted Project Management Software Features: GetApp Report
Thursday, 5 January, 2017
News

Most Wanted Project Management Software Features: GetApp Report

Project management software is an uncommon purchase. Unlike buying office supplies, project management software can be expensive and urgent, yet intended to be used for years to come. The challenge is that with business processes rapidly changing — as they currently are in project management — the software that supports these processes often lags behind when offering new features. This gap, caused by an app's inability to scale, leaves companies frustrated and in the market for new options....
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