5 Strategies for Building New Productivity Habits in Your Project Team

April 16, 2014

This is a guest post by Andrew Filev is the founder and CEO of Wrike. Various studies show that we spend about 45% of our time every day on habitual actions. People all have different work styles, but, as my experience shows, an important soft skill for a project manager is to help his employees […]

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5 ways to boost your team’s creativity

April 14, 2014

This is a guest article from Alina Vrabie from Sandglaz. Creativity is the cornerstone of innovation. It’s what takes your work from average to outstanding. And we have creativity to thank for great products, services and ideas. Sometimes, your team is facing a creative block and they clearly need a creativity boost. At other times, […]

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Managing Auditability (and other non-functional, non-technical requirements)

March 31, 2014

This is a guest post by Dave Gordon. One of the most common causes for IT projects to slip into “troubled” status is missed requirements. In many cases, this is because the subject matter experts don’t think of all at the functional requirements at the beginning of the design stage. In other cases, technical requirements […]

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12 ways to create positive energy on projects

March 26, 2014

This is a guest post by Anna Erdmanska, PMP. Do you love managing projects? I assume yes – if you are reading this blog. Still, projects are about people and the fact that you are enjoying your job as a project manager does not mean that everyone in your project team feels the same. A […]

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The XY Factor in HTML: How the fairer sex fares in digital project management

December 2, 2013

This is a guest post by Lee Carnihan. After more than ten years working in digital I’ve met a dozen or so female project managers but only two female web developers. Yes, two. I can still remember their names. Laura and Tanya. My anecdotal experience, sadly, seems to confirm the statistical reality that women in […]

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My most complex project (and why I didn’t use a Gantt chart to manage it)

September 16, 2013

This is a guest post by Michael Vernik, Co-founder and CEO of DigiSpoke. In previous roles, I was responsible for overseeing the launch and maintenance of a number of massive websites and applications. If asked which I thought was most difficult to orchestrate, several instantly come to mind. One of which I’d like to share […]

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Build a PPM and ERP compatibility test

September 9, 2013

This contribution to Software September comes from Neil Stolovitsky, who writes about factors to consider when linking your project management software to other enterprise systems. Evaluating the integration between your PPM software and your existing ERP system requires that your organization incorporate the right criteria and questions that will ensure there is a good integration […]

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Predictions for online project management software

September 2, 2013

In the first article in this year’s Software September feature, Jason Westland, CEO of, shares his predictions for the future of online project management software. We’re in interesting times, as the saying goes. Online project management software has evolved almost beyond recognition in the last 10 years and it is still evolving. These are […]

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One radical idea that will transform workplace interactions

July 29, 2013

I’m delighted to welcome back Shawn Kent Hayashi of The Professional Development Group, who last wrote an article for us back in 2010. This time she’s sharing some great ideas about making the most of criticism at work. There’s one radical idea that will transform workplace interactions. Here it is: Criticism is a form of […]

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How to Develop Olympic Project Management Skills

July 10, 2013

This is a contributed article by Ian Needs, Marketing Manager at KeyedIn Solutions. It’s been about a year since the London Olympics. Imagine you were the manager of transportation programmes during the Games. That’s a huge responsibility. Where would you start? How would you stay organised? For most of us, Olympic project management is a […]

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