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Project Management Tools: Which Ones Work Best?

Project management is all about managing the processes and activities associated with ensuring the success of any given project that an organization might want to undertake. But of all the project management tools out there, (to see how just how many there are, check out the newest marcom landscape report) how do you determine which one will be the right fit for your organization? A wide variety of project management solutions have been designed to specifically facilitate the management of the various activities and processes involved with project management, including project planning, resource allocation, task management, collaboration, status monitoring and... Read More


Workfront
Workfront

Execute. “To accomplish or perform in accordance with a plan or design” and “to assassinate or kill.” When it comes to getting work done, the ideal approach is one that combines the two: “to accomplish the planned goals without letting chaos kill your chances of success.” Regardless of planning and coordination, failure to execute properly and efficiently can lay waste to previous efforts. This is the critical juncture at which we begin to leverage processes and resources to get work done. Let’s troubleshoot potential problems with the Execute stage: You’re using too many fragmented tools. It takes... Read More


Workfront
Workfront

The goal here is to align the proper resources around the work priorities and objectives. This is often where problems really begins to rear its ugly head. Because so much of this important step is dependent upon the successful identification, prioritization and planning of work (Stages 1 through 3), if those crucial steps are rushed or overlooked, work coordination becomes a nightmare. Despite significant investment in conventional PPM tools, companies still see nearly 80% of projects fail because of poor requirements gathering, analysis and management. Poor coordination and lack of accountability mean that tasks must frequently be re-done, wasting up to... Read More


University Hospitals boosts project visibility, collaboration and performance

Editor's note: This article was written by Brian Taylor and appeared in full on TechRepublic.com. **In 2009, Andy Kinnear, Director of the Office of Project Management for University Hospitals in northeast Ohio had a problem. For close to two years he had overseen system implementations for University Hospitals (“UH”) as a senior project manager at CSC. Then UH decided to bring Andy and several of his CSC colleagues in-house. They went from having a “relatively robust” project portfolio management system to not having a budget for a portfolio solution. “And like any good IT group,” says Andy, “we decided we would build one.... Read More


Workfront
Workfront

Many enterprises today are heavily invested in Microsoft technologies at the enterprise level, but are hampered by using multiple solutions to manage their work. Workfront, the industry’s only Enterprise Work Management solution, has created integration scenarios with Microsoft solutions, now including SharePoint, to deliver seamless workflows for enterprise teams in a unified collaboration and work environment. Workfront is a single solution for projects, documents, social collaboration, and workflow, and enables teams to manage the end-to-end document lifecycle with online and on-premise SharePoint integration. Documents can be organized and shared with internal and external stakeholders, teams can keep all inline feedback, comments and... Read More


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