Smartsheet, Bringing Spreadsheets To A Whole New Level

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Smartsheet is a flexible tool with a Excel spreadsheet-driven theme, that makes working in it just natural. If you are accustomed to Excel then it will seem rather familiar, with the two having a lot of similarities. Short Features Overview You have total control over how a sheet looks due to conditional formatting. Also you…

Planzone, The French View On Project Management

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Planzone is an online collaboration and project management platform that is intended for teams that are working in projects or tasks. The tool makes it easier to bring all your team members together within the same work-space, whether they are actually part or not of the company. So the tool also applies to your partners,…

Trello, The Smartest Project Management Husky

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A brief history of Trello Around the summer of 2010, Fog Creek Software starts doing regular Creek Weeks, internal explorations for potential products. In January 2011, a prototype that hopes to solve some high-level planning issues is pitched. It’s called Trellis. Full time development begins soon after. After a closed beta, Trello launches at TechCrunch…

Why Asana? Because Your Project Team Will Love It

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Asana is a hybrid task and project manager. It boasts iOS and Android apps, and a list of comprehensive collaboration features for both individuals and organizations. It is already a full featured solution but the guys over there don’t show any signs of slowing down. They have announced in a recent blog post that improvement…

Redmine, Great Open Source Alternative for Project Management

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Redmine is a flexible project management web application. It is open source under the terms of GNU General Public License v2. Being written using the Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database. There is a lot going for it. Firstly open source, which for some might be appealing as other options will set…

Close-Out Reporting, This Is How You Proof That The Project Is Over

Close-Out Reporting

The most neglected project management activity is the close-out reporting. The reports and accounting tasks associated with close-out reporting just aren’t as exciting as developing the product, and on many projects they are completely ignored. This is unfortunate because these activities can bring a very high return to the project manager’s firm. The end of…

Adapt the Configuration Management To Suit Your Needs

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When the fifth revision is made to the blueprints, the electricians and plumbers may still be working from the third version, and the roofers from the first version. At this point, someone is bound to notice that the chimney and the fireplace are on different sides of the house. Configuration management prevents disasters like these…

Master Your Change Management Process Using This Workflow

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Every kind of project faces changes. During a kitchen remodel, the customers might change their minds about appliances, or a certain type of window might be unavailable. During a software development project, the competition might release a product with some exciting new features, forcing the development team to add these features as well. The specific…

Stressed When Communicating With Management and Customers? No More!

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Communicating with management and customers plays an important part in project success. These words are worth repeating: “Successful projects meet stakeholder expectations.” This mantra for project managers bears repeating, with this addendum: Of all the stakeholders to satisfy, customers and management top the list. The communication plan should detail the strategy not only for informing…