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4 Trends Shaping the Future of Collaboration

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The article below was originally published on the Wired Insights Blog in March 2014 by Workfront's then CMO, Bryan Nielson. The dynamic of the modern-day workplace is going through a continuous -- albeit exciting -- evolution, which opens doors for development and invites opportunities for growth. For organizations to survive and thrive in today’s economy, they need to understand the trends affecting work, and adapt to them quickly or risk falling behind their competitors. The trend currently demanding attention as one of most notable changes affecting today’s businesses is how people work together, communicate about work and get work done. In... Read More


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In response to customer inquiries we've received about the recently discovered Heartbleed Internet security vulnerability and how it might affect security on Workfront, our Chief Technology Officer, Ted Hoy, has published this statement: You may have heard by now about Heartbleed, which can create vulnerability in information that is typically protected by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. First, please know that, based on testing performed by the Workfront Enterprise Security Office, the certificates issued for the Workfront on-demand platform are not vulnerable to Heartbleed. The Enterprise Security Office has updated to the latest patch level and has run 4... Read More


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Stage 7: Measure to Improve Getting work done may be a chaotic mad scramble to the bitter end, resulting in the finish line is often being met with such utter relief and exhaustion that teams immediately put the past behind them and move on. But turning your back and walking away means your team loses the chance to improve the process and help stave off the chaos in future projects. Most of us consider measurement in terms of gauging the end result—campaign success, new product effectiveness, etc. But measuring your process is perhaps just as critical, and often overlooked. Studies show that... Read More


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[caption id="attachment_8839" align="alignright" width="324"][]1Keep Calm with Prerequisites[/caption] Prerequisites can be a ‘mare, i.e. nightmare. Yet they’re only a ‘mare when they’re not: Clearly identified Understood and evaluated against inter-dependencies Done Prerequisites exist for a specific purpose. They’re things that are required as a prior condition for something else to happen or exist. Here’s a very simple example - the power must be connected before a light switch will work. When prerequisites aren’t in place items that are dependent on them can... Read More


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Stage 6: Deliver Confidently If your goal is to deliver a successful project effectively, remember: those are two different things. Satisfying stakeholders isn’t the same thing as getting your project to satisfied stakeholders, so keep in mind that these are interrelated but separate tasks. Hitting the Mark Successful project completion is often measured against three main goals: being on time, on budget and within scope. Unfortunately, it’s a sad but true fact in many organizations that management should “pick any two,” since all three is not going to happen. In fact, it’s so unlikely that one recent study found that project success was statistically... Read More


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