Tips for getting started with agile marketing and project collaboration

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Part 3: Letting your team drive and customize the process In Parts 1 and 2 of our 3-part blog series, I discussed how Planview Marketing has benefitted by embracing Agile Marketing with Ryan Doherty, Planview Marketing Director. By encouraging feedback and ownership, all members of the marketing team now has greater visibility into the total…

“Connecting Global Teams with 21st Century Project Collaboration: A Customer’s Story”- upcoming webinar with Mentor Graphics and Planview

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Collaboration can be challenging, especially when teams are spread out geographically. Mentor Graphics, a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) uses Projectplace to significantly improve project collaboration, task management and organization with teams around the globe. During a one-hour webcast on Wednesday, April 27 at 10 a.m. CST/5 p.m. CEST, join me and Brian Tharp,…

4 hacks to help project managers with their teams

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By guest blogger Brad Egeland. Personnel issues have to be the least favorite part of any manager’s job. I know they are of mine. I’ve enjoyed being a project manager with no real direct reports… working instead with “borrowed” project-by-project assigned resources for many years. But even that situation is not without issues, concerns and conflicts. PM’s still end…

New eBook: 9 brilliant workload management tips for teams

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An essential component in every project manager’s and team leader’s duties is the art of optimizing work. You might be great at setting strategies, executing on the plan, and forcing your way toward the goal – but struggle with getting on the right side of people management. Basically, you have either a conscious approach to balance work…

Project Manager’s Getting Things Done Guide: How to create a tech strategy for your team

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For almost every team that strives to work smarter and increase productivity, technology is part of the solution – and the problem. Research has shown that project managers recognize the need for new technology to support effective ways of working. But in reality, still only half have adopted new tools to increase productivity and save time. As…

Projectplace selected as CODiE Awards finalist in Best Project Management Solution category

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Congratulations to the Projectplace team for being named a finalist for a 2016 Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) CODiE Awards in the Best Project Management Solution category. Finalists represent the information industry’s best products, technologies and services in the software, content and business technology. “I am amazed by the level of innovation and creativity of…

Leveraging SCRUM, retrospectives and two-week sprints to fine-tune agile marketing processes

Leveraging SCRUM, retrospectives and two-week sprints to fine-tune agile marketing processes

In part 1 of this 3-part blog series, I spoke with Ryan, Director of Marketing at Planview, about why marketing professionals are embracing agile marketing. At Planview, benefits of the agile transition have outweighed the challenges. Work is now broken into smaller segments and can be done in phases for better collaboration, visibility, and prioritization….

Collaboration is the key to project success

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By guest blogger Brad Egeland. I realize that collaboration is a big buzzword in project management and really all business strategy and delivery areas, right? Collaborate for success. The best teams collaborate. Our project teams and our projects would be performing better if we were collaborating. We’ve all heard these and about a hundred other…