Importance of project management acumen in career progression

Career progression is one of the most important drivers of employee retention. 52% of millennials say opportunities for career progression is the most desirable quality in a workplace, competitive wages and financial incentives (44%), good training and development programs (35%) (PWC). There is a lot of ambiguity when it comes to career progression in organizations. Continue reading Importance of project management acumen in career progression

The Project Manager’s Guide To Managing Subject Matter Experts

It can feel like the ultimate catch-22 for a project manager; you need a subject matter expert (SME) to make up for your own lack of expertise on a topic, but this same deficiency of knowledge on your end can cause quite the division. In addition to that, SMEs can be quite rigid in their approach and opinions to their topic of expertise, which can be difficult for project managers in mitigating deadlines. Continue reading The Project Manager’s Guide To Managing Subject Matter Experts

Project Management Software Purchase Trends in age of Digital Transformation

The Project Management discipline has been going through a wave of disruption over the last decade. The globalization of business prompted the collaboration narrative, the rise of cloud tech disrupted traditional PM technology with the onset of SaaS-based project management software. Social project management has made its way into project management systems and simplified the user experience and improved adoption. The digital transformation push in enterprises is going to lead project management to the next level of evolution. While the holistic picture looks rosy, there are some worrying patterns: Continue reading Project Management Software Purchase Trends in age of Digital Transformation

2017 Project Management Trends

What does 2017 look like for Project Management

As a project management software company in existence for the last 15 years, we have been fortunate to have front row seats to the evolution of the Project Management discipline. From the rise of social project management to the significance of collaboration and management reporting, we have seen Project Management rise above the mundane and have imbibed it into our product philosophy. But this article is not about the past; this is about the year ahead. Let’s talk about the key project management trends for 2017. Continue reading What does 2017 look like for Project Management

Susanne Madsen: How to Become a Project Leader by Challenging the Status Quo – Guest Post

One of the concepts which can help you excel as a project manager – and leader – more rapidly than anything else is the notion of consistently challenging the status quo of what you are delivering and how you are delivering it. Not only will it help you optimize the project you are currently running, it will also help you improve your client’s business processes as well as the organization or department you work for. Continue reading Susanne Madsen: How to Become a Project Leader by Challenging the Status Quo – Guest Post