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Wunderlist is a cross-platform productivity app that enables users to create and manage their to-dos in an organized and efficient way. It has been recognized and awarded as one of the best to-do list application by some tech media firms. It is beautifully designed, easy to use, and very helpful in allowing teams to collaborate, plan and share lists, create a reminder, send a notification, and even add web links and hashtags for filtering, all the while syncing in real-time across devices.
In the Beginning with Get Things Done!
Wunderlist is a product of 6Wunderkinder GmbH, based in Berlin, Germany. In the beginning, as is in the present, the goal of the company is simply to help individuals and teams get things done. With that in mind, they set out to build a productivity tool that not only handles both personal and professional to-dos but does it in the most delightful, simple and elegant way. Read the Complete Article
When it comes to managing a project, we all know the drill. Phases like planning, objective identification and streamlining project development process are all part of our daily bread, but are there any practices which project managers miss out on? Here are a few unique practices which will spark the interest of every project manager who wants to succeed.
Market and customer research
You’d be surprised to learn how many project managers never bother to find out who is their client. Just like before a job interview, project managers should investigate the organization and prepare the outline of the project that will satisfy their client and perfectly fit their industry expectations.
As a project manager, you’ll need to know where they’re coming from and where they’re headed. This information about history and projected future of client organization will help you to understand their needs and document crucial customer information. Read the Complete Article
Initially with static pages only, web development technologies such as scripting language allowed for more dynamic websites and web apps. Now, these technologies have advanced significantly to include APIs, web development frameworks, online work platforms, apps marketplace and software-as-a-service. In addition, online app builders are giving users the power to create their own business tools. Companies of all sizes, especially small and mid-sized enterprises, now have ready access to affordable and customizable web applications to boost their productivity and profitability.
The Top 5
In spite of the great number of choices, some companies and organizations with unique requirements are still looking for online applications that will work specifically for them. Below are our favorite five that not only provide dependable core functions but also flexible technical platforms for the best possible combination. Read the Complete Article
Transpose is an online data management platform that incorporates a relational database, smart fields, forms, views and a simple interface that enable its users to collect and manage information. It is based on modern, enterprise-grade technology but user-friendly enough with drag-and-drop interface so that all levels of users can create templates in how they want to store and track information that is important to them. Without the need for coding or programming skills, users can build solutions from a simple to-do list to a more comprehensive and flexible task management and project tracking system.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Advanced Database Fields, Project Management Solution – Transpose data management platform provides users over 30 smart fields to choose from in creating a template or record in how they want to store, access and track their information.
SalesforceIQ is a relationship management platform that extracts important data from emails, smartphone calls and appointments, and integrates it into a single application, in addition to providing rational support to its valuable clients when required. SalesforceIQ, established in 2011, has grown to become a popular cloud-based customer relationship management software, with a highly talented team of employees and gaining clients’ trust in every step towards success.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Automatic Information Capture and Integration – SalesforceIQ‘s platform routinely analyzes and isolates a user’s professional emails and other necessary interactions, unlike traditional relationship management systems which usually rely on data input by users. As of now, SalesforceIQ supports several applications like Google Apps, Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013, Office 365, as well as Facebook for photos.
- Intelligent Suggestions and Reminders – In clubbing together the data gathered from several sources, SalesforceIQ leverages data science to search through emails, analyze them, offer suggestions and give reminders to its salespeople.
According to CEO Michael Pryor, Trello whose headquarters are in New York has surpassed 10 million users. Moreover, it is now signing up 120,000 new users every week. The remarkable achievement has been met through engaging and popular productivity and collaboration. It is one of the fast growing productivity applications on the planet that is empowering new generations of workers.
How the Software Works
Trello gives a presentable and attractive visual clarity to communication collaboration and other things, much like other apps such as Slack, Sunrise, Wunderlist, and AceProject, that people are supposed to know even before they do their jobs. The application design resembles a whiteboard. It has a deft design, which allows users to just move the cards around the screen while considering that everyone can see what is going on regarding projects and plans. Read the Complete Article
As we draw towards the end of the year and as the holiday season kicks in, you’re likely to find most of your friends or family asking you about the plans you have for this holiday away from your regular job. This gets your mind thinking about travelling, shopping, budgeting for holiday activities and probably even the weather that will be. It is however important to remember that at the end of the year, you are expected to continue with your regular job or take part in different seasonal initiatives.
This means that you have to remain focused on your obligations at work. Here are some relatively simple ways to maintain your focus this November and December.
Don’t Allow Yourself To Be Interrupted In Any Way
Being a holiday season, interruptions are bound to be very many. Read the Complete Article
Kanbanery is a visual project management tool that uses boards and cards for personal or team work. It is easy to use, flexible and ready for collaborative work. It is a lean/agile tool, ideal for software development, but applicable also for many other things, like bug tracking, help desk, and any other project work that requires collaboration and transparency. It has features that help collect information about effort and resources, so that the company can review its performance and increase its efficiency.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Clean UI, Easy to Start Using – Kanbanery visual project management tool presents a simple and clean interface. Users can begin their project after one minute of familiarization, and the system helps in this as it provides a simple step-by-step welcome instruction.
Business Driven PMO Success Stories is a comprehensive and in-depth study on how to operate a successful PMO aligned to the specific needs of the business. It provides a fresh perspective on the challenges faced by the PMO managers and offers counter-measures and corrective techniques to offset the problems. It also showcases success stories from across the world of businesses efficiently driven by PMO.
The first edition hardcover of 368 pages is roughly 1 inch thick and is published by J Ross Publishing. The book was released on 17th January, 2013. The image on the front cover is the same as the other two books in the Business Driven series, only notable difference being the brown color. ISBN-10: 1604270764; ISBN-13: 978-1604270761
Business Driven PMO Success Stories is meant for project managers, team members, organizational leaders, and business managers of organizations of all shapes and sizes, who intend to optimize business results achieved from their PMO. Read the Complete Article
The first time I heard about scrum was around 2009. I am usually not an early adaptor because I have seen so many hypes; stuff comes and goes. My suspicion was that Scrum would be one of those hypes. Software development companies suddenly all claimed to be agile and work with scrum. And in many cases this is marketing talk, not operational reality. But a couple of year’s back I decided to dig a bit deeper and found out that scrum is way more than a hype.
In his article ‘Scrum is a major management discovery’, Steve Denning explains the origins of scrum and why it should be applied to the whole company and not only to the software department. In Steve’s words:
“If there was a Nobel Prize for management, and if there was any justice in the world, I believe that the prize would be awarded, among others, to Jeff Sutherland, Ken Schwaber and Mike Cohn for their contributions to the invention of Scrum.”
At the basis of scrum lies the Agile Manifesto, a set of guidelines to drive team behavior. Read the Complete Article