Cloud Business Apps

Project Management


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…)


How to Find a Project Management App for Your WorkFlow

By Jennifer Riggins, 11 August 2014

There are a LOT of project management apps out there. We know it. And while we love that give them all a test drive and write fantastically insightful user reviews for us, BUT we know you're busy. That's why we work to help you find the right project management software for your business' needs. (more…)


The best apps are the ones that most adequately address the most aggravating tasks. And one of the most draining tasks in any business is workforce management. If you have a service team out making calls, in person or otherwise, you know just how dynamic and challenging it is to keep your team members on-task and on-time. If you’ve been in the field service management business for a long time, you know just how confusing the process used to be, back when it was a heaping mess of mobile phone calls and wrong directions. (more…)