Ventana Research Recognizes Mentor Graphics in CIO/IT Leadership Award

Ventana Research Recognizes Mentor Graphics

Company Embraces Planview to Drive Change and Increase Value I am excited to share that Mentor Graphics has been named one of Ventana Research’s 28 Leadership Award winners for 2016. They received the CIO/IT Leadership Award for their use of Planview to create the best possible outcomes and ensure accountability so projects are completed on…

Get Rid of the Chaos with Collaborative Work Management! [Infographic]

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Eliminate inefficient ways of working in your day-to-day life with all-in-one tool It’s not that anyone on your team doesn’t want to work collaboratively. It’s just when you add in a few time zone differences, factor in that priority list sitting in your inbox, and finally dig into those spreadsheets waiting to be reconciled –…

Be careful what you assume about your project meetings

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By guest blogger Brad Egeland. Are all meetings created equal? Does everyone come to every meeting they are asked to attend? Are all meetings important? Let’s examine a few things that are often assumed about meetings that usually aren’t really true for every (any?) project. Failing to carry out our meetings properly or correct this…

3 key reasons for project failures

 By guest blogger Brad Egeland. Everyone experiences project failures to some degree through their project management careers. It’s interesting when they immediately try to blame a “too short” delivery timeline or a budget that was “utterly impossible” to meet. Yes, those things happen all the time. But whose fault is it? Management for forcing an…

Five steps to kicking off the formal project

By guest blogger Brad Egeland. Customers matter. The size of the project matter. But in the big project management scheme of things, there are some high-level tasks that can be fairly standard from project to project. Yes, there is obviously some variance, but the general idea is pretty much the same – within specific industries,…

Everyone is a project manager – Avoid chaos and work smarter

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Teams are involved with work of all types, shapes and sizes. And an increasing number of us are finding ourselves having to lead these teams towards positive outcomes whether we chose to ascend to these positions of leadership or not, and with or without any formal background in “project management”. In fact, we conducted a…

A day in the life of a marketer

A day in the life of a marketer

Four capabilities to help marketing managers work smarter As a Marketing Manager, your typical workday runs the gamut. 8:00am – 9:00am: Grab coffee! Check your email looking for urgent requests and respond to vendors, agencies, and partners and check calendar. Return phone calls. This is a reoccurring task that lasts all day. 10:00am –11:00pm: Conduct…

What Top Project Managers Bring to the Table

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By guest blogger Brad Egeland. Every profession has measures of excellence. The world of project management is no different. In order to deliver consistent success as a PM, the individual in that role will likely have some shared qualities with other like-minded and successful project leaders. Success on a consistent basis on project engagements is…