Corral the Chaos: 3 Ways to Simplify Request Management
If you’re like most teams, requests come at you from all directions every single day, keeping you from truly being productive and focusing on your most important work.
You probably waste a lot of time sorting through emails, following up on sticky-note requests, and handling surprise meetings that
3 Steps to Comprehensive, Real-Time Status Updates on Your Team
Status meetings have become a sort of necessary evil in today’s workplace. The project manager needs to know what’s going on and the hope is that teammates will have a chance to collaborate if they keep each other updated on their work. Unfortunately, these meetings are never very effective.
5 Tips For Hacking Time Tracking: Improve On-Time Delivery & Forecasting
Does it ever feel like some members of your team are operating from a completely different concept of time? A project that you think will take two weeks, someone else estimates three. And, we probably shouldn’t get you started on the number of missed milestones or deadlines.
Is your team
Yes or Faux—Grading 16 Future of Work Predictions
How we work, where we work, and when we work are changing. This is the conclusion of the 2017-2018 edition of the Workfront State of Enterprise Work Report, which surveyed 2,000 American knowledge workers employed at companies with 500 employees or more.
Some of these shifts pivot on increased
5 Ways Online Work Solutions Can Help When Employees Can't Get to work
Last year was one for the books—literally—when it comes to extreme weather. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that in 2017 there were 16 natural disasters that each caused more than a billion dollars in damage, tying for the record set in 2011 for the most billion
10 Reasons You Need an Operational System of Record
Managing work and the processes that make it happen can be a challenge for any size organization. With a variety of systems in place—from purchasing to project management to proofing to accounting, not to mention home-grown processes for every procedure—the hodgepodge of platforms can be
How to Become a Project Manager: Two Paths
If becoming a project manager interests you, this is your post. First, know that project management requires a unique combination of skills.
Project managers need to manage deadlines and ensure your team sticks to its scope of work, while having the people skills to motivate and encourage your team
Reimagining "Office Space": What if Initech Had Work Management Software?
Office Space, that cult-classic comedy that shined a spotlight on cubicle-farm drudgery, turns 19 this year. Whether or not the film stands the test of time could depend on how old you were at the time of the film’s release, but for me and many of my fellow Gen Xers, it rings painfully true. Or at
10 Project Management Knowledge Areas: What You Need to Know
Project management isn’t just about assigning and following up on tasks. But, do you know all the Project Management Knowledge Areas and how they work together?
Whether you’re studying for your Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam, freshening up your knowledge, or just looking to streamline
Simplify to Succeed: 6 Quick Workflow Tips
How many big businesses succeed? It depends on how you define success. And how you define a big business.
According to a Bain & Company survey, only 11% of public companies with more than $500 million in sales become “sustained value creators.” Two-thirds of the companies in this group stagnate,
How to Plan a Project
A project plan, also called a project management plan, defines the scope and objective of a project. Developing a project plan is one of the most important steps in ensuring a project is delivered on-time and on-budget.
It doesn’t matter if the project is a new website or a new building—a project
3 Keys to Surviving in the Age of Digital Transformation
When your product becomes a verb, you know you’ve reached critical mass—with name recognition, at least. It may even mean you’ve achieved market domination. We’ve all watched it happen with Google, Photoshop, Skype, FaceTime, and other brands.
TiVo, it seems, had reached this vaunted status, only