Marcus Varner

Marcus Varner

Over the last nine years, Marcus Varner has worked in every type of content—from writing to video production to design. His focus is always on breaking through the clutter while engaging audiences with brands' most foundational messaging. He currently oversees all corporate- and awareness-level level content at Workfront.
Posts by Marcus

Workfront and Tripp and Tyler Present: "Email in Real Life"

Email is just a part of doing business. In most workplaces, it is the single most popular way to communicate with co-workers, with 91% of enterprise workers saying they use it, according to Workfront's 2014 State of Enterprise Work Report. Apparently, however, this heavy adoption isn't without a dark side. The same report found that 43% of workers blamed excessive emails for getting in the way of their work. With this dichotomy in mind, we here at Workfront partnered with the ingenious Tripp and Tyler to bring our audience "Email in Real Life" and point fun at some... Read More

Greatest Hits: Why SaaS Deployments Fail and How You Can Avoid It

As part of our “Greatest Hits” series, we bring you articles by our executives that have appeared in other publications across the web. For your enjoyment, this week we present “Six Reasons Your SaaS Deployment Is Failing,” which was written by Workfront CEO Eric Morgan and originally appeared on Wired Innovation Insights. You did the research, compared your options, and made the best possible choice. With high hopes, you signed a month-to-month contract with a cloud-based service designed to maximize your marketing efforts, streamline your sales data, or improve your project management processes. But a few months in, it’s just not... Read More

5 Questions: How Metrics Help Management Understand Your Contributions

How is your team doing today compared to last year or three years ago? Is your team making progress, treading water, or actually backsliding? How are the individuals on your team performing? It’s easy to say, anecdotally, that everyone seems busy and happy in his or her position and that the work is generally getting done on time. But if you don’t know the answers to these questions with any certainty, not only will you be an ineffective manager, you’ll also be unable to provide an accurate picture to those who wield the real power in your organization—upper management. As a team leader or... Read More

8 Epic Examples of Poor Project Management, in One Presentation

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

The 8 Worst Managed Projects of All Time from Workfront It's Monday Fun-day again! And that means we're sharing more great content to brighten up your day. With this past weekend's time change still painfully fresh in our minds, we thought it only appropriate to share something time-related. So today, we're sharing our new Slideshare about the 8 worst-managed projects of all time. Those who don not study learn from history are doomed to repeat it, but those who watch this Slideshare just might avoid project failure before it can happen. To learn more about how your... Read More

7 Ways to Keep Spreadsheets From Becoming Your Master

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

Have you ever found yourself staring at a massive spreadsheet, ten worksheets deep, and asking, “How did this happen?” Just like email, your spreadsheets probably started out as a simple solution to fill a basic need: track, record, and share information. But also like email, somewhere along the line, things got out of control. Now, they’ve become so bloated that merely opening the document nearly brings your high-performance PC to its knees. How did it get this way? The power of the spreadsheet went to your head. This incredibly useful tool gives you the power to do nearly anything you can imagine:... Read More

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