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How to Make 2018 a Successful Year for Projects

How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Over 30 experts will tell you how to make this your best year yet managing projects at work. It includes...
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Best Meeting Minutes Transcription Software

The Best Meeting Minutes Transcription Software: An Independent Test and Review

I reviewed three different tools to find the best meeting minute transcription software that you can use in your in...
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practical time management tips

10 Practical Time Management Tips For When Everything is a Priority

Learn 10 new time management tips to help you stay organised and focused even when everything is a priority at...
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Summer productivity tips

7 Ways To Stay Motivated & Productive During the Summer At Work

It can be difficult to stay motivated at work during the summer. Check out these 7 tips to keep your...
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CornerThought software review

How to Surface The Right Lessons Learned with CornerThought Software

Looking for a lessons learned software that has a way of finding the right lessons at the right time? CornerThought...
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Teamdeck: Software Review [2018]

Learn more about this resource management tool in my Teamdeck software review and find out how it can help your...
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using quizzes in project communications

Using Quizzes In Project Communications

Learn 2 simple ways to create quizzes in the workplace: voting buttons and quiz software. This kind of interaction can...
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free project management templates

8 Free and Low Cost PM Resources

I recommend these free project management templates and other resources when you are on a tight budget.
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stop using email as a to do list

5 Easy Ways to Keep Tasks Out of Your Inbox

Here are 5 free options for staying on top of your email management and keeping tasks out of your inbox....
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Triple constraint in project management

Is the Classic Triple Constraint in Project Management Still Relevant?

The triple constraint in project management - time, cost and scope - may not be enough for today's projects. Managing...
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ConceptDraw Office 4 Review

Software Review: ConceptDraw Office 4

Here's my review of ConceptDraw. The suite of software in ConceptDraw Office 4 includes Pro 11, Mindmap 9, and Project...
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How to work as an accidental project manager

How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager

So you've just been handed a project to manage? You're an accidental project manager! These tips will help you get...
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5 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

5 Ways To Work Smarter, Not Harder

So where can you start when you want to work smarter? Here are 5 ways that you can flex how...
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How to Honestly Rate Your Meeting Productivity

Course Review: How To Honestly Rate Your Meeting Productivity

Running a productive meeting is a very important project management skill. I reviewed Gord Sheppard's course on rating your meeting...
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15 Clever Ways to Save Time at Work

There are no shortcuts in project management really, but wouldn’t it be nice if we had a few ways to...
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7 Best Productivity Apps For Project Managers

In a time crunched world a good productivity app can mean the difference between success and failure. Here are seven...
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7 Reasons Why Multitasking Is Not the Answer

It may seem like multitasking is the answer to getting more done, but here are 7 reasons why this is...
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Reenergise your stand up

5 Tips To Re-Energise Your Daily Standup Meetings

Five clever exercises to help take the boredom out of your Agile team daily standups. Ring the changes and try...
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20 Resources to make your project easier

20 Resources to Make Your Projects Easier

Every project manager has resources and tools that they use to simplify their projects. Here are 20 resources that I...
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Book review: How To Be A Productivity Ninja

“Time management is dead,” writes Graham Allcott in his book, . The old time management concepts don’t work anymore, he...
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Andrew Filev

5 Strategies for Building New Productivity Habits in Your Project Team

This is a guest post by Andrew Filev is the founder and CEO of Wrike. Various studies show that we...
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Can you really manage with just 5 milestones?

“A perfect project plan for regular, light-touch steering should contain no more than five milestones,” writes Graham Allcott in his...
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7 tips for better time management

7 Tips for Better Time Management

It often seems too complicated to put in place time management tips into practice so we abandon any attempt to...
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Tips for managing information overload

5 Tips for Managing Information Overload

These 5 tips will have you managing your workload and creating your perfect work/life balance. Find out how to deal...
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Book Review: Get-It-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More

“When you’re in content focus, you load a project into your brain and do everything related to that project,” says...
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Villanova Friday, Week 6: Team Productivity

This week I had two weeks of lectures to listen to on the Maximizing IS/IT Team Effectiveness course I am...
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Villanova Friday, Week 2: Personal Productivity

Last week, I started the Maximizing IS/IT Team Effectiveness course with Villanova University.  The online course has a weekly live...
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Can we use Facebook to manage projects?

“What about Facebook for project managers?” is a question I’m asked a lot when I talk to people about social...
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Social Media and Project Management: a waste of time?

In this video, you’ll go behind the scenes at the podcast I recorded earlier this year with Paul Naybour from...
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How Social Media Changes Project Management

Today, Andrew Filev, who writes the fab Project Management 2.0 blog, and I are swapping posts.  We agreed on the...
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Be more productive with a tidy desk

Save Time: Tidy Your Desk!

10 Easy tips for keeping your workplace tidy and making you more productive. Put these into practice and you'll soon...
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