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5 Reasons Your Project Management Process Isn’t Working: Part 2

Welcome to our wrap up of the 5 Reasons Your Project Management Process Isn’t Working. If you haven't already, check out our first post on this subject to discover reasons 1 and 2 that your project management process is broken. Feeling the pain of ad hoc requests and low visibility into what you’re team is working on today, tomorrow, and next month? Let’s explore the next three problems with project management today: 3. YOU HAVE TOO MANY DISCONNECTED TOOLS As we mentioned in part 1 of this series, the average person uses 13 different tools and applications to manage their time and their... Read More


5 Reasons Your Project Management Process Isn’t Working: Part 1

Ashley Pretnik
Ashley Pretnik

Your project management process is broken. Your team is working overtime, you can’t stop chasing updates, and your boss is constantly hounding you for another project report. If this describes you, you're one amongst many. Workers everywhere are stressed to the max and organizations are suffering. In fact, U.S. companies report losing between $200 billion and $300 billion per year because of worker burnout (think reduced productivity, showing up late, not coming into the office, etc.). Workers are so dissatisfied that only 25% claim they are fully engaged in their work and 19% describe themselves as “actively disengaged.” A Gallup poll reported... Read More


5 Ways to Go From Project Manager to Project Leader

Ashley Pretnik
Ashley Pretnik

Often times, the difference between a project’s success and a project’s ultimate demise is the project manager. In today’s world, project managers are expected to take on more responsibility and more leadership to pull their teams and projects to the finish line. The first secret of project management? Don’t be a project manager—be a project leader. At first glance, it may seem like there aren’t very many differences. Project managers are often the pushers of the project. They push to get tasks completed, push team members to focus on the right process and the right metrics, and they push to hard... Read More


Ashley Pretnik
Ashley Pretnik

The global landscape of work is evolving. The rapid pace of innovation has changed the products we use, the technology we rely on, and the way we work. Over 13 million people in the United States worked from home at least one day per week in 2010. That’s just over 9% of the entire U.S. workforce. Compare that to the 9.2 million people that worked from home just one day per week in 1997 and we can see a staggering upward trend. Companies are also tapping into the global workforce. In a recent Citrix Workplace of the Future survey, 24% of... Read More


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