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Charts by Custom Fields for Asana and Trello

As the year comes to an end, most people relying on project management tools like Trello and Asana will need to start preparing year-end reports based on data available on the tools. However, creating accurate and data-driven business reports is only one part of the job. Creating detailed reports that...

Top 5 Reporting and Exporting Tools for Trello

Trello is a popular visual project management platform that allows people to plan, prioritize, and manage tasks. This free application helps keep projects on track, promotes collaboration, and empowers teams. It has a highly simplified system of boards, lists, and cards ideal for individuals and teams looking to work on...

Guessing and Estimating – and Knowing the Difference

Here’s a thought to ponder: when is guessing estimating and when is estimating guessing? It’s a conundrum addressed well by Glenn B. Alleman in his excellent blog, “Herding Squirrels.” As I’ve openly admitted in the past, I first latched on to Glenn’s blog simply because of the name. In my...

Project Management Today: Far Beyond a Technical Role

As business becomes increasingly more complex and as competition in the marketplace heats up, people who have the necessary skills to manage projects and who can execute upon the overall strategy of their organizations are at a distinct advantage. Having only the technical skills just doesn’t cut it anymore. Let’s...

3 Steps to Expedite Project Management

There’s a mounting volume of businesses that have to get projects done more quickly and with greater efficiency. In instances where these organizations have to overcome common slowdowns and team collaboration problems, it’s best to have tricks and tools in place that can help speed up other aspects of the...

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...