Tag: project management

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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3 Project Manager Headaches and How to Cure Them
Monday, 2 January, 2017
Project Management

3 Project Manager Headaches and How to Cure Them

Project management is a highly complex and complicated job. Because there are so many factors that come into play during every single project, project managers must be extremely versatile and skilled. Unlike developers, engineers, or architects that work on the technical side of projects, project managers, in addition to being familiar with all the technical details, also need to deal with the social and corporate aspects. On top of all that, they are often juggling several projects at o...
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How to Set Up Your Waterfall Workflow
Thursday, 29 December, 2016
Project Management

How to Set Up Your Waterfall Workflow

What's the simplest way to manage your project from start to finish? Sequentially — i.e. Task A must finish before Task B is started. It's one of the oldest and most logical methods to bring projects from conception to completion. This sequential method is even called the waterfall methodology because when you lay out the individual tasks on a Gantt chart, they look like a series of stair steps leading downward from left to right — just like a waterfall. The Characteristics of a Waterfa...
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6 Reasons Home Alone's Kevin McAllister is a Project Management Genius
Monday, 12 December, 2016
Project Management

6 Reasons Home Alone's Kevin McAllister is a Project Management Genius

  It’s the time of the year: everyone’s humming carols, organizing cookie swaps, and re-watching their favorite classic Christmas movies. During a screening of Home Alone here at Wrike HQ, we couldn’t help but notice the young protagonist's stellar project management skills, and started taking notes.   . So order a cheese pizza, pop in a copy of Angels With Filthy Souls, add that second scoop of ice cream on your sundae (you're not driving), and hit play on the track below, and set...
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4 Steps to More Effective Project Management
Wednesday, 7 December, 2016
Project Management

4 Steps to More Effective Project Management

Smart leadership makes a world of difference in keeping a business moving toward its goals, completing one task at a time. Too often, however, an organization rushes into exciting new initiatives without the necessary tools and resources in place, limiting the chances for sustainable growth. Managing a project successfully takes knowledge, preparation, and the right personnel. Leaders have to consider what they require from both the team under their supervision and their own superiors to g...
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6 Different Team Effectiveness Models to Understand Your Team Better
Tuesday, 6 December, 2016
Collaboration

6 Different Team Effectiveness Models to Understand Your Team Better

What makes a team perform well together? This is a question that thought leaders and psychologists have been trying to figure out for some time. And in order to make sense of it all, they've proposed various models of team effectiveness with each model having its own strengths and weaknesses. Some models focus on how a team is structured and how communication happens, while other models focus more on the talent that individuals bring to the plate, or the company culture that they find them...
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The Best Project Management Conferences to Attend in 2017
Thursday, 1 December, 2016
Project Management

The Best Project Management Conferences to Attend in 2017

The new year is fast approaching, and soon enough you’ll be cracking open a brand new date book that’s just waiting to be filled with exciting events and occasions. Lucky for you, we’ve collected a list of the best project management conferences for 2017. Stay up-to-speed on the latest industry developments, pick up tips from respected experts in the field, meet other project management professionals, and have some fun learning new tricks of the trade in a new city.  North America Glo...
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