Marcus Varner
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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.
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Greatest Hits: Finding Your Hybrid Project Management Sweet Spot

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

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 “Finding Your Hybrid Project Management Sweet Spot,” which was written by Workfront CTO Steve ZoBell and originally appeared on Business Computing World. Today’s highly competitive business environment demands all organizations constantly be at the top of their game. Making it, or breaking it, depends on the ability to quickly capitalize on opportunities, shift product, embrace change, and innovate. Underlying all of this is successful project management—but what exactly makes a team... Read More


Greatest Hits: Slay Your Creative Team’s Spreadsheet Dragon in 3 Steps

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

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 “Slay Your Creative Team’s Spreadsheet Dragon in 3 Steps,” which was written by Workfront CMO Bryan Nielson and originally appeared on Business2Community. This article smashes the myth that structure kills creativity and explains how creative teams can add just enough structure and get more time for being creative. It’s easy to see spreadsheets as a rampaging beast in your office. You start off just trying to get better visibility into your work... Read More


Greatest Hits: 4 Ways to Make Collaboration More Than Just a Buzzword

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 “4 Ways to Make Collaboration More Than Just a Buzzword,” which was written by Workfront CMO Bryan Nielson and originally appeared on Business2Community. In today’s creative teams, the traditional command-and-control management structure is declining, in favor of a flatter, more flexible organizational structure. In this brave new world, information silos don’t work very well, collaboration rules, and brilliance flows freely. At least they should. The truth is, despite all the speechifying about... Read More


Project Management Secret: Think project leadership, not project management

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

We recently reached out to 40 top Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) professionals and asked them the following question: “Please share a remarkable leadership secret that had a major impact on an enterprise project you have managed. Please tell the story and the results that you achieved.” Today we highlight the response of Peter Taylor, owner and director at The Lazy Project Manager, LTD. Leadership has been described as the art of leading others to deliberately create a result that wouldn’t have happened otherwise. This is something that happens every day in project management, yet we call it just that—project management rather... Read More


Project Management Leadership Secret: Leading From the Front

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

blockquote { border-left: none; } We recently reached out to 40 top Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) professionals and asked them to respond to the following prompt: “Please share a remarkable leadership secret that had a major impact on an enterprise project you have managed. Please tell the story and the results that you achieved.” Today we highlight the response of Neil Walker, Program and Project Practitioner at Synatus. The perception of project managers (PM’s) has changed significantly over the past decade. I have witnessed a fundamental shift in the sectors I operate in—one that has seen a divergence from... Read More


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