Software review: activeCollab

September 15, 2014

General information Name: activeCollab Vendor: A51 Hosting options: Web hosted and locally hosted Cost: From $25 for a small cloud hosted option to $2999 a year for a mega cloud option, and reasonable locally hosted prices too. Languages:English as standard with the option of downloading German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Swedish. Plus you can translate […]

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Software review: Project List

September 12, 2014

General information Name: Project List Vendor: Simple Focus Hosting options: It’s fully cloud-based, so web hosting only. Cost and plans: $10 per team per month Languages: English Currency: No currency functionality Basic features: portfolios at a glance Project List is not feature-rich project management software. It’s billed as a super lightweight project tool which was […]

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Software review: Glip

September 10, 2014

General information Name: Glip Vendor: Glip Hosting options: Web hosted Cost: Free for basic features, 5GB of storage and up to 10k posts. When you run out of space you can move to the $5 per month per person model or scale up for more storage and priority support at $10 per month per person. […]

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Will Project Management Benefit from the Internet of Things?

September 8, 2014

This is a guest post by Zach Watson of TechnologyAdvice. The Internet of Things is perhaps the new most-used phrase to describe a recent technological breakthrough. Interestingly, the hype behind this particular innovation describes technology spread over a number a machines that work in concert. The most famous cases are sensors placed into arguably mundane […]

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It’s Software September 2014!

September 5, 2014

It’s September, which means only one thing: the Software September season here at A Girl’s Guide To Project Management has started. This year I’ve been swamped with requests for software reviews (like normal) and have picked out a few that looked like fun to review. This month you can look forward to reviews of: Glip […]

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How do you build a successful project team? Tips from Microsoft

September 1, 2014

Leadership, teaming, technology adoption and measuring effectiveness are the four things that Mike Hughes, Office Business Group Lead for Microsoft Ireland believes are essential for building a successful project team. He spoke at an Ireland Chapter of PMI event recently about collaboration best practice and how to create effective project teams in the current business […]

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Book review: Microsoft Project 2013: The Missing Manual

August 6, 2014

In Microsoft Project 2013: The Missing Manual, Bonnie Biafore aims to share the basics of project management and how to achieve what you want to do in Microsoft Project 2013. That’s quite an ask for one book. Part 1 is a primer on project management and I was surprised that there was so much about […]

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Hydra: A new way of managing resources

June 28, 2014

I met Manfredi Bargioni, Vice President Marketing at Hydra, at the Gartner PPM and IT Governance Summit in London earlier this month. He and his colleague James gave me an overview of their project management tool which I found very interesting as it takes a different approach to project scheduling. Project management tools are traditionally […]

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Review: Primavera P6 Video Training

March 5, 2014

Project management tools come in many shapes and flavours, and most of what I review is software designed to manage small and medium-sized projects. Primavera, on the other hand, is an enterprise-grade software solution aimed at companies with a mature approach to project management probably with a programme or portfolio management approach in hand too. […]

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Software Review: Less Meeting

November 29, 2013

General information Name: Less Meeting Version: 1.3.2, I tested the iPad app Vendor: Less Meeting Hosting options: Web hosting Cost and plans: Free trial, then between $12 and $499 per month, with discounts for charitable organisations Languages: English Basic features: creating meetings Less Meeting is meeting productivity tool. It allows you to create agendas, share […]

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