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Have you ever seen the classic 1960 film The Apartment? In the film, Jack Lemmon's character works in what you might call a shining example of the kind of workplace that is becoming increasingly rare: a cavernous accounting department which takes up a whole floor in a skyscraper. (more…)


WorkTrail Review – Time Tracking Without Interruptions

By Stephanie Miles, 16 September 2014

WorkTrail Review – An excellent solution for individuals and small teams, providing all the necessary tools that a time tracking application should offer (more…)


Why Social Networkers Now Rule Project Management

By Hadley Jones, 1 September 2014

There’s a big wave of influence rolling over business, and it looks set to continue for some time to come. It’s the innovation of the consumer market. Instead of Joe and Jane Public getting the technology crumbs and castoffs of the professional sector, the tide really has turned. Now it’s smartphones and tablets that fire domestic fervor and that force firms to scramble to implement their BYOD (bring your own device) policies. It’s the same with social networking. Facebook, Twitter and a number of their companions are huge in the consumer space, and the tsunami has now arrived on shores of organizations, agencies and enterprises. One of the areas deeply affected is project management. But in truth, the sea change from command and control to collaborative working started some time before. (more…)


GetApp Twitter Chat: Agile Project Management

By James Clifton, 28 August 2014

Well, what can I say, the first ever GetApp Twitter chat was a blast, nerve wracking but still loads of fun. Not to mention informative. In case you missed it we discussed Agile Project Management with the guys from Clarizen, Inflectra of SpiraPlan, and LeanKit.  And boy did this Agile project management beginner learn a lot. (more…)


The only constant is change. That’s the mantra of many organizations. What is less clear is how they intend to help change happen positively and acceptably. Because people – usually the part of the equation that is most affected – typically detest change. We’re made that way, even when there are obvious positive consequences if we can just take a deep breath and get on with it. So enterprises that need to change and that want to avoid a workforce revolt turn their attention to change management. If change is correctly managed, everything will work out fine, right? But that’s assuming everyone agrees on which tools or applications can effectively help. Project management apps like Clarizen, Wrike, JIRA and Zoho Projects have been designed with change management in mind, and collaboration tools can also be useful. (more…)



As a consumer, you are surely familiar with file sharing applications like Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive by now. And, like many business people, you may have tried those tools for your business, only to find that for sharing sensitive internal documents, none of them is ideal. So what we're talking about here might be something new to you: enterprise-level file sharing software. (more…)


Ever since the first project manager experimented with a spreadsheet, people have been padding task estimates with "safety margins." In the world of critical paths and PERT charts, it’s understandable. The order of the tasks is what counts and rigid scheduling is what keeps things in order. Or at least, that’s the theory. However, from this point of view, time can’t be saved if one task finishes early. That extra time is unavailable for use elsewhere. (more…)


At the heart of every successful project is a well-thought-out plan. Traditional project management platforms have fostered collaboration among teams of business professionals, but the usefulness of these tools is often limited by the lack of mobility. Android project management & planning mobile apps solve this challenge, making it possible for professionals to monitor the progress of group projects even when they’re working outside the office. (more…)


Is there any social network quite as agile as Twitter? Whatever the case, it seems like a fitting place to track down world-class agile influencers from the original 2001 Agile Manifesto to the activists of today. We’ve identified twenty of them, ranked according to the number of Twitter followers they each had at time of writing. Check them out on Twitter to see their current scores! (more…)


Getting the 4 Ages of Project Teams to Collaborate

By Hadley Jones, 14 August 2014

It has never happened before. It has taken centuries (in fact, millennia) for today’s extraordinary situation to occur in the workplace. There are now no fewer than four identifiably different generations employed in enterprises and organizations around the world. That means that project teams may also now be composed of any mixture of representatives from these age ranges. What does that immediately spark as a thought – generation gaps? Project management application vendors like Clarizen, AtTask and Microsoft Project have studied the situation to find out more about the different work profiles of the ‘4 Ages.’ (more…)