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Top 8 Disadvantages of Using Trello

The modern workplace continues to refine and re-define itself. Teams are now more distributed. Companies adopt new and ever-changing business models. Management and administrators now have to deal with more complex security issues. And as organizations become more project-centric, more people are using and looking for the right project management...

The Pros and Cons of Trello

Trello has been in the news recently for its success financially and with end-users. But what are the pros and cons of using this project management software that seems to be taking the industry by storm? As reported in the Wall Street Journal, Trello’s parent company, Fog Creek Software Inc., spun...

Tips for Choosing Team Members to Ensure Project Success

No matter what type of project you’re managing, you’re going to need the right team to support your efforts and ensure overall success. The right team members will help foster a smooth, successful project, but the wrong members on your team can spell defeat before the project even gets underway....

Keeping Stakeholders Happy without Compromising Progress

The project management process requires considerable communication with a wide range of individuals including stakeholders. Stakeholders have a vested interest in the project, and you’ll find that you have to deal with them in myriad ways, on an almost constant basis. Keeping your stakeholders happy is vital, not just for...

4 Benefits of using a Project Management Methodology

Why do you use a project management methodology? You might not have given it much thought – it’s simply something mandated by your department and you follow the processes because they are generally a good thing and because you have to. However, this is the kind of question that researchers...

Identifying success criteria for your project

There’s a step in the project methodology that says ‘Identify success criteria’. So how do you know where to look and how to identify them? Before we look at identifying success criteria it’s probably a good idea to define what success criteria are. Success criteria are basically statements that set...

What to Take Away When a Project Ends

When a project wraps up, you hope to take away several things. Experience, new knowledge, at least the estimated value of the project –those are all common expectations. However, there are many other things that can be taken away from a project, no matter whether it ended on a positive...

The Four Elements of Project Management

As a project manager, it can be easy to lose sight of the core elements that make up any project. Each of these elements ties into the others, and together, they form the fabric that is your project. Understanding what these are and how they interrelate can help make you...