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Inefficient Work Management Indicator #5: Poor Productivity Management

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An observation of current enterprise teams reveals that managers often don’t know if their teams are efficient (measured in speed, quantity, and time) or effective (measured in quality and high-value work). Because of this, many enterprise departments experience an inability to manage and measure team productivity at all. Enter Work Management Inefficiency Indicator #5: Poor Productivity Management. [caption id="attachment_8685" align="alignleft" width="258"][]1 70% of enterprises report that they lack the visibility they need to be productive.[/caption] #5: Poor Productivity Management Though employees may be “busy,” productivity suffers when “busy” means time spent in meetings or on communications rather than producing a tangible work output... Read More


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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Zombie office worker from thequeenofhalloween.blogspot.com[/caption] Note: This article was originally written by Workfront CMO Bryan Nielson and placed on Business2Community.com and Yahoo! Business. To read the original full article, click here. Today, your workday came and went without any real productivity. This amazes you because, well, multitasking is supposed to mean getting more done, right? Wrong. At quitting time, your to-do lists remain unchecked. Every time you attempt to multitask, it feels like you unlock another distraction, which takes you an average of 23 minutes to recover from, studies say. These distractions can steal up to 20 percent of... Read More


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Recently, Will Kelly sat down with four leaders in the PPM tech space and asked them to share their thoughts about the future of work and project management and the evolution of PPM tools. Our own CEO Eric Morgan was one of those experts. Kelly writes that these work management platforms—called PPM platforms for those tools strictly used for project and portfolio management—are changing the way organizations manage and track projects, collaborate, and integrate. The goal of the best tools is to give executives and other senior management true visibility through all phases of the work, not just project, life cycle. Read... Read More


Inefficient Work Management Indicator #4: Ineffective Resource Planning

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In modern enterprises, most executives and senior managers struggle to see if they have enough of the right resources to execute against their strategic goals given current workloads, priorities, efforts, and skill sets. In a recent benchmark study on resource management, only 5% of all organizations were identified as having optimal resource and capacity planning. Yet, the complexity of resource management continues to grow. For that reason, Ineffective Resource Planning is #4 on our list of Inefficient Work Management Indicators. 4 Inefficient Resource Planning In the same benchmark study mentioned above, 80% of respondents indicated that they share resources across projects, teams, departments,... Read More


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Last month saw the first ever #PMFlashBlog hit the social media airwaves. If you’ve heard the term flashmob then you’ll have some inkling as to what a #PMFlashBlog would be like. It was a huge event and all credit goes to Shim Marom for coming up with the initiative. Shim’s in Melbourne, Australia and he had a dream … a dream where a group of people around the globe who are involved in project management would all write a blog about the same topic that would then be published at the exact same time the world over. Shim succeeded and this inaugural... Read More


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