Project Management

5 ways workflow management software can improve collaboration

By Diana Berryman, 26 June 2015

Working together does not equal effective collaboration. You work with your colleagues, with customers, with suppliers, contractors, etc. but are you really collaborating? Are your clients really up to speed with the status of their project, and do your colleagues really understand what you’re working on and how that affects their projects? (more…)

5 ways to encourage your staff to use social intranets

By Diana Berryman, 17 March 2015

Encouraging staff members to try out and use new systems is always a challenge. A social intranet can be particularly intimidating and difficult to establish, especially if you have a large number of employees. (more…)

The best project management and planning apps for Android

By Stephanie Miles, 23 January 2015

With more employees bringing their mobile devices to work, it’s inevitable that popular project management platforms are developing and integrating an Android-friendly (or iPad and iPhone-friendly) version of their software. (more…)

The best project management and planning apps for iPhone and iPad

By Suzie Blaszkiewicz, 20 January 2015

There are lots of great project management and planning tools in the SaaS world, but not all of them cater to a need for remote access from devices like an iPhone or iPad. (more…)

Top 5 Project Management Tweets of 2014

By James Clifton, 9 January 2015

Now that we have started a new year it is time to take a look back at 2014's most popular Project Management tweets. Whilst not a long list it does give us a little insight into what made news in the project management world last year. (more…)

Increasing Website Holiday Sales with Kanban

By John Reeve, 17 December 2014

How one online bakery grew their revenue after using Kanban to add a new feature to their web site. The holiday tradition of sending out client gifts makes the season one of the most profitable for online businesses fulfilling the orders. This holiday tale is about one such business, a bakery, that wanted to increase corporate web sales by offering a more personalized experience, and how they used the Intervals Kanban board to make it happen. (more…)

Fast-Tracking into Project Management – 5 Myths and Facts

By Hadley Jones, 14 November 2014

Quick – get me a project manager! There are more and more projects to be managed. They can be anything from product launches to winning sales bids, and from installing new IT systems to moving offices. Project management, whether we recognize it or not, is a thread running through almost all of our activities. But if you don’t already have a capable project manager to hand, then you or someone in your team might have to become one. The good news is that there is a range of project management software to help. In that case, how fast can you expect to acquire PM skills? (more…)

All You Really Need to Know about Project Deadlines

By Hadley Jones, 13 November 2014

Ask 3 different people and you could get 3 different definitions of a project deadline. Is it something that must be respected? Should be respected? Or rather an option to be exercised if you feel like it? To make deadlines work properly for you in project management, it’s important to have a clear notion of what they are and how to handle them. Project management apps can then help you set, track, manage and update them. (more…)

6 Guerilla Project Management Tips to Let SMBs Take Control

By Hadley Jones, 12 November 2014

Project management might have started years ago with large construction companies and big IT developments. Now however, it’s available to any enterprise, whatever its size. Project management software lets SMBs in on the act too. The difference is in the approach. Large corporations can afford dedicated project and program managers, and a team for running their dedicated project management offices. SMBs on the other hand may well find it difficult to allocate even one person fulltime to project management activities. Compared to the project management armies of the Fortune 500 companies, SMBs may do better with some good guerilla tactics. (more…)

Vampires and Other Scarily Smart Project Management Models

By Hadley Jones, 11 November 2014

Ever wondered about the real secret behind vampire longevity? Or successful zombie attacks or even bank heists for that matter? Here’s a scoop – there are some key project management techniques being applied. And as monsters and master criminals apparently have a propensity for moving with the times, it seems like a fair bet that they’ve also discovered the advantages of good project management software to boost efficiency, resolve issues and hit targets with increasing ease. Find out below so that you too can sign up (but not in blood) for great project management too. (more…)