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AceProject – Get Organized & Get Stuff Done!

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Stay connected and in control of projects from anywhere! Get organized and get stuff done! Collaborate with your team and clients. Simple, efficient and affordable. Awesome support team.

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The Project Manager’s Guide to Mastering Agile – A Book Review

pm-guide-to-agile-logoThe Project Manager’s Guide to Mastering Agile is a lucid, step-by-step manual that introduces agile approaches, techniques and tools. The book simplifies to the readers how to adopt the Agile style to cope up with the fast-paced skill and market necessities and improve the efficiency of production. It is a realistic orientation which provides not only theories but sensible suggestions on how to pertain agile principles and when to apply them while avoiding probable troubles.

Book Details

The first edition was published in January 2015 under John Wiley and Sons Inc. The book has 432 pages and and weighs 725 grams. The front cover has an elegant look with the familiar orange and dark theme. The back cover contains description of the content and payback of mastering agile project management. ISBN-10: 1118991044; ISBN-13: 978-1118991046

Price

$61.49 for the Book edition and $52.99 for the Kindle edition

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Target Audience

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QuickBooks 2015: The Missing Manual – A Book Review

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quickbooks 2015 book coverQuickBooks 2015: The Missing Manual is the official Intuit Guide to QuickBooks 2015 for Windows. It is the latest edition from this particular Missing Manual series of computer product guides. It provides step-by-step instructions on how to setup the software, navigate it easily, choose the right features for specific functions and maximize its power. The book also provides some bookkeeping and business management advice and how these can be applied with the help of the accounting software.

Book Details

This 2015 paperback edition was published in November 2014 by O’Reilly Media. It has 802 pages and is about 1-1/2 inches thick. The book cover follows the previous design and color scheme of the book series. The title is displayed at the upper half of the cover, the illustration at the lower half, and the publisher’s and author’s name at the bottom part. Read the Complete Article

Project Management Checklist for Dummies – A Book Review

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pm-checklist-for-dummies-coverProject Management Checklist for Dummies would help project managers take their career to another level by helping them master the art of planning, motivating, organizing and controlling the resources to achieve their goals. The book is an easy-to-use guide and provides an in-depth insight regarding the use of self check questions for saving significant time and managing projects in an efficient way. This book gives out hands-on checklist and to-do lists for managing each phase of the project in the best possible way.

Book Details

The book is available in paperback and on Kindle as well. It has about 304 pages and was published on 24th November 2014 under the brand ‘For Dummies’. The front cover looks similar to other books of the same series with the similar black and yellow theme. Read the Complete Article

Project Management 2.0 – A Book Review

project management 2-0 book coverProject Management 2.0 provides an updated and more relevant framework that takes into consideration today’s technology, work settings, economy and other factors. It is a full-color guide that discusses early PM history, the growth of the profession, changing requirements, a comparison of PM 1.0 and PM 2.0 methodologies and more. The book presents information and tools that can help today’s project manager increase efficiency and improve outcomes through a better approach.

Book Details

This first paperback edition was recently published in January 2015 by Wiley Publications. The book has 336 pages and is about 0.7 inch thick. The front cover displays the name of the author at the top and the title at the middle part of the book with large blue fonts on white background. Below the title is an image and a large “2.0”, with the subtitle below it, the IIL logo at the bottom left and the publisher’s logo at the bottom right. Read the Complete Article

Planiro Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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planiro logoOverview Presentation

Planiro is a web-based project collaboration and task management application. It is an effective way to manage tasks and projects through an affordable monthly subscription. It is flexible for the needs of startups as well as large organizations. It is designed and developed using the latest web technologies so users can access their data anywhere in a secure manner.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Time and Task TrackingPlaniro is an effective platform that enables users to stay in control of projects, tasks and resources. It has trackers for tasks and time, an easy-to-use calendar, and statistics and reporting features to view and review team efficiency. The task tracker can be customized to suit the particular requirements of each project. Users can divide big projects into smaller tasks and track them easily.
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Managing Complex Projects and Programs – A Book Review

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managing complex projects and programs book coverManaging Complex Projects and Programs: How to Improve Leadership of Complex Initiatives Using a Third-Generation Approach is a comprehensive book about project and program management, its evolution, past and present processes, practices and limitations, and the need for a new approach. The book draws on the experiences, actual cases and insights of several people, the approaches they used in managing complex projects and programs, the strengths, weaknesses, and limitations of traditional and agile PM approaches. It also presents a new approach for today’s modern organization that redefines roles and identifies needed competencies for third-generation project and program managers.

Book Details

This first edition hard cover was published in September 2014 by Wiley. It has 336 pages and is about 0.9 inch thick. On a white background, the top of the front cover displays the author’s name, then the title in large fonts below it, then the subtitle further below it with an image of a complex, multiple ring-like structure on the lower left. Read the Complete Article

Zoho Invoice Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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zoho invoiceOverview Presentation

Zoho Invoice is an online invoicing software belonging to the Zoho suite of cloud-based applications. It is a productivity application that aims to help users save time by making it easy to create invoices, track time for billing, send invoices and get paid online, and track outstanding payments. People who have closed business deals, delivered products or provided services now can complete the business transaction with professional looking invoices. The application also removes the hassle for both business owner and customer with simple and fast online payment methods.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Easy Invoicing and Faster PaymentsZoho Invoice makes management of invoices easy by showing all in one page. Users can see instantly which ones are paid in full, which one are partially paid, and which are due or overdue.
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Grit in your Craw – A Book Review

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grit-in-your-craw-logoGrit in your Craw introduces the reader to the eight strengths needed to be successful in life and in business ventures, and how to harness those strengths and put them to work the right way. Grit in your Craw tells the reader to have the commitment to achieve the highest goals, and the stories told in this book will tug the heart strings of the reader. The book would inspire a person to focus and decipher their inner strengths and help them to find the real purpose in life.

Book Details

The first edition of this book was published on January 8th 2015 by Robert Luckadoo. The book has 128 pages, and the front cover has a brown and grey theme, with the book title and author’s name imprinted in big serif font. Read the Complete Article

Top 12 skills that project managers need to succeed

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2015-02-16 00:07:10 +00001According to PMI’s ‘Project Management Talent Gap Report’, between 2010 and 2020, nearly 16 million new project management roles will be created across the world in seven project-intensive industries such as: manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, business services, finance and insurance, information services and utilities. However, only individuals with the right skills and experience will be able to be a cut above the rest and bag high-paying project management job roles across the world.

Here are some essential skills that will be required in 2015 for both new and seasoned project managers to boost their career prospects. The skill sets can be divided into two categories: hard skills and soft skills.

Hard Skills

  1. Keeping up with latest technologies: Gartner predicts that by 2017, the SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud) stack will drive more than 26% of the total enterprise software market revenue, which represents over $104 billion in new revenue.
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QuickBooks Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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quickbooks online logoOverview Presentation

QuickBooks Online is a cloud-based accounting software for small business. Owners and managers can use it to support business financial functions such as tracking sales and expenses, sending invoice, accepting payments, reconciling accounts, with add-ons for managing payroll. It is an affordable solution that helps users get things done and concentrate more on their business. It is accessible from their desktop, tablet or smartphone, so they can check payment or overdue wherever they may be. It is easy for users to share their data to their bookkeepers and accountants as well.

Features, Benefits, Product Strength

  • Simplified Billing and InvoicingQuickBooks helps users prepare bills, create and send invoice and track payments in one place. Bills and invoices can be customized in a few steps with the company logo, contact information, fonts, colors, original amount, payments received and outstanding balance.
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