Can Adoption of Project Management 2.0 tools Guarantee Success of Your Projects?

Wrike

Many analysts , including myself , say that project management 2.0 tools make teams more productive and make organizations agile and more competitive. But does this mean that they prevent project failure? Probably not. There are several aspects of project work, including tools, processes and people.

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The Generational Divide.

Knowledgeline

An interesting string started today on the ILTA listserves regarding the generational rift within IT Departments as reported in a recent CIO.com article. This falls in line with what we're seeing in all corporations, especially in law firms. This also has an important impact on how technology is designed and how we go about training lawyers on technology.

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RACI Improved: Structuring Responsibilities with the Help of Project Management 2.0 Software

Wrike

In one of my recent posts I wrote that using project management 2.0 software helps project manager guide his team’s work, delegate some of his initial duties and allocate roles and responsibilities so that they are clear to everybody on the team. Project management 2.0

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Slide Deck and Paper from the UTD Project Management 2.0 Presentation

Wrike

on August 18. The audience was terrific. I was pleased to find out that many project managers who attended my presentation had previous experience in using wikis and other Project Management 2.0 tools in their work. We had an interesting 30-minute Q&A.

2008 36

Live from GearUp 2008

Knowledgeline

So far this is been pretty informative. Guy Kawasaki kicked off the morning in the Keynote, if you've not heard Guy speak before, he's fantastic. Later in the morning there was a panel comprised of CIO /IT Directors from a range of firms, including Ashurt from the UK. No surprises, everyone was still very much challenged with how to manage e-mail. In a room with well over 100 people, only 3 hands went up when the moderator asked who had 75% or higher of adoption for e-mail filing.

2008 40

Project Management Software, Mind Mapping, Weak Ties and the Human Brain

Wrike

I have already mentioned that many-to-many structures employed in project management 2.0 software offer a better way to organize your projects. Here is an interesting angle on the same topic. Have you ever thought about how our mind organizes ideas? We do not organize all the information we know in one strict hierarchical tree, life is too diverse for that.

2008 28

Bridging the Three Gaps in Project Management

Wrike

MLab Roundtable was a remarkable event. We discussed the ways to improve existing management practices and I had a chance to tell what inspired me to start working on the online project management software – Wrike. I have been managing businesses for more than 8 years now, and I know how inefficient traditional project management tools, like e-mail or Microsoft Project are. Most businesses now have three major gaps that could be easily filled up with the right tool.

2008 28

Social Project Management: Another Point of View

Wrike

Hundreds of people are already looking forward to this year’s Enterprise 2.0 conference. One of the most interesting sessions during this conference last year was one by Leisa Reichelt. Leisa is interested in the changes going on in project management and she calls these changes Social Project Management or Project Management 2.0. At Enterprise 2.0

2008 28

Is the Project Management 2.0 Field Full of Silos?

Wrike

It’s obvious that the technological communities are thriving, despite the unstable economical situation. I was invited to submit a few topics to several IT and PM conferences that will be held next year. Browsing through the areas of focus of these conferences, I’ve noticed that there are more and more talks about integration between data sources and software applications. In the era of Web as a platform, talks about integration are pretty loud indeed.

2008 28

Economic Downturn is Time to Innovate

Wrike

Financial crisis is all over the news today. Some analysts are trying to predict the future of the national and global economy. Others are offering tips on how to survive in the situation of economic turmoil. Yet almost all the analysts agree that it is no time to panic; rather, you should rethink your strategies. The question arises: what strategies can help your business survive the economic downturn? Some experts, including Bill Gates , answer: “ Innovation.”

2008 28

Definition of Project Management 2.0

Wrike

Today I would like to give a definition to the new term used by me in the title of this blog. I use the term Project management 2.0 to describe an evolution of project management practices inspired by Enterprise 2.0 tools. Traditional project management software implies project manager acting as a proxy in all project related communications, thus reducing productivity of project manager and the rest of the project team.

2008 28

Wrike’s Voice on PMHut

Wrike

This time, Andrew was invited to write for The Project Management Hut. PMHut is a remarkable online collection of articles, covering the whole process of managing a project, from initiation to closure, including all the necessary templates. The posts are written by elite project managers. The site is an excellent resource for any project manager who wants to "get the project done."

2008 28

Build Task Dependencies to Schedule Projects

Wrike

Wrike’s users benefit from the timeline feature that allows them to plan projects and reschedule tasks with drag-and-drop support. You can drag the task bar on the chart to change the task duration, start date, or end date. Once any change is made, your team members are instantly notified about it via e-mail, RSS, or iCal feed. Task dependencies , an important project management feature, have been launched this week.

2008 28

Okay, so it's been a while.

Knowledgeline

It's a good thing I don't try and make a living as a blogger, my time between posts has been quite long - which is a good indicator of how busy we've been here. While every firm is grappling with the change in the economy, that certainly hasn't slowed us down with the projects we're undertaking at the firm. The two biggies this year for us are our rollout of FileSite and our intranet project.

2008 40

Slow your roll on outsourcing?

Knowledgeline

In an interesting twist, a Bethesda, MD firm has filed a suit in Federal court claiming that law firms who outsourcing their legal support services overseas could be jeopardizing their client confidentiality. This story was picked up by several news sources, including Law.com.

2008 40

Introducing the new Director of Knowledge Management at Reed Smith

Knowledgeline

Thanks to all of you who either referred someone you knew, or applied for the position directly. We had a TON of interest in the position and there were many fine applicants. I'm pleased to announce that Lisa Kellar has accepted our offer and will join Reed Smith in May. We are extremely lucky to be able to bring in someone of Lisa's caliber and experience

2008 40

Director of Knowledge Management opportunity

Knowledgeline

For those interested, I am looking to bring in a right hand person to do "km stuff" :) Major initiatives this year include a MOSS rollout , Recommind installation, Interwoven/ MCC deployment and a few other things I could tell you, but then I'd have to. well you know how that goes. UPDATE] A couple of points to address now, based on some of the questions I've gotten: Although I'm based in LA, the preference is to have someone based in either Chicago, NY, DC, PHL, or PIT.

2008 40

Anyone know people that would be interested in our new Firmwide Director of Records position?

Knowledgeline

While this is in poor form, it's my blog and I can do what I please. I guess :) In any event, this is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor and be able to implement a new records system (Interwoven) along with new policies and procedures. We're also looking to go paperless, it's a very exciting opportunity for the right person. The person can be based in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh or DC. For more information look at the link below: [link

2008 40

Meet the new CKO at Reed Smith.

Knowledgeline

First and foremost I hope that everyone had a safe and fun Holiday season. For those of you that hadn't heard yet, I accepted the Chief Knowledge Officer position at Reed Smith effective January 7th. I've been in Pittsburgh this week to meet everyone here, it's been fantastic so far - everything I expected and more. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Sheppard Mullin and have fond memories, but I am really excited to begin working on all the various projects here at Reed Smith.

2008 40

Is It Possible to Combine Top-Down and Bottom-Up?

Wrike

Both approaches to project management may have their pitfalls. Perhaps the best way to manage your projects and business would be to use a hybrid method, which takes the best features from the two approaches.

2008 36

Looking forward to MLab Roundtable on Evolution of Management Innovation

Wrike

Today the discipline of management is pressed by numerous factors, like globalization and shortening strategic lifecycles. Management is developing and embracing the benefits of openness , emergence , adaptability , and many other principles countering those of the management status quo (e.g.,

2008 36

Track time spent on your tasks in Wrike

Wrike

The time-tracking feature is now released in Wrike , the project management software. We have received many inquiries from our users about ability to track time in Wrike, so we decided to implement this feature.

2008 36

Meet me at Cloud Ave

Wrike

on the emerging trends in the development of business software, SaaS and collaboration. This “humble blogger,” as he calls himself, moderated the Project Management 2.0 panel at the Office 2.0 Conference this year. Now Zoli is working on a new blog – CloudAve.com. This blog is a joint effort of Zoli and Ben Kepes, the founding editor of Diversity. Ben is an expert in SaaS, social media and user-centric design. Both Zoli and Ben are evangelists for cloud computing, hence the focus of the blog.

2008 28

My Cutter IT Journal Articles

Wrike

,” was then republished in a larger Cutter Consortium report, titled “Next Practices in Modern Project Management: Supporting Communication, Collaboration and Collective Intelligence.”. Now I’m working on a series of smaller articles for Cutter E-mail Advisor. These are aimed to help readers explore the emerging project management 2.0 tend in detail and from different angles. What questions do you think I should cover first? Feel free to comment on this post.

2008 28

Unveiling the Latest Project Management Trends at ProjectSmart.co.uk.

Wrike

In his articles, Andrew discussed trends like the role of collective intelligence in contemporary project management and the new emerging approach to managing projects, known as Project Management 2.0. The post Unveiling the Latest Project Management Trends at ProjectSmart.co.uk. appeared first on Blog Wrike. Project Management articles News project management Project Management 2.0

2008 28

Lively Conversation about Project Management Innovations

Wrike

Collective intelligence, emergent structures, Enterprise 2.0 … What are these things, and how can they help you manage your projects? Wrike’s founder, Andrew Filev, explains the answers in his interview with the reputable blogger and veteran project manager Bas de Baar. The conversation covers the hottest project management topics and will make interesting and useful reading not only for project managers, but also to everybody who is involved in this sphere.

2008 28

Interview with Project Shrink

Wrike

I was interviewed by Bas de Bar recently. Bas has a great blog called Project Shrink. It is a valuable source of tips, ideas and other important information for project managers. Bas is also the author of “ Surprise! Now You’re a Software Project Manager. ” Those of you who are in software development might want to have a look at it.

2008 28

Wrike helps Canadian student Formula team build a racing car

Wrike

The Canadian EPM student team is building an original racing car from scratch to participate in the next Formula SAE competition. A well-coordinated team effort is vital for them. The project implies a complex set of tasks, assigned to different team members. The whole workload could turn into chaos without a proper online project management system. The student team made the right choice by making Wrike their project management software.

2008 28

Cutter IT Journal Features Project Management 2.0 Article

Wrike

This time, the focus of the debate was the emerging, innovative approach to project management known as Project Management 2.0. The issue dedicated to this extremely interesting topic included articles by experienced project managers and influential researchers and analysts, including Andrew Filev, the CEO and founder of Wrike. Andrew’s article. Normal. false. false. false. X-NONE. X-NONE. Discovering the Benefits of Project Management 2.0

2008 28

Is Project Management Really an Ageing Profession?

Arras People

If we look back at the data from previous PMBR reports we can see that the trend of ageing started in 2008, about the same time that the UK entered the recession. Over recent years Project Management has gained a reputation for having an ageing population.

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Get Motivated: 10 Motivational Speeches That Will Change Your Life

ProjectManager.com

Rowling, Commencement Speech, Harvard, 2008. Oprah Winfrey, Commencement Address, Stanford, 2008. She does that and more with these inspiring words for the Stanford class of 2008.

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Product-centric teams have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

Another highly publicized example is that of the financial company executives who were never jailed for poor decision making which led to the 2008 financial crisis. I’m midway through Nassim Taleb ‘s latest book, Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life.

2018 193

GirlsGuideToPM: My Top 10 Articles of All Time

Girl's Guide to PM

In 2008 I was living and working in Paris, France, which involved several office moves. In case you’ve only just stumbled across this blog, this year I’m celebrating 10 years of blogging about project management.

2016 408

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

2008 40

Some stuff you need quickly

Musings on Project Management

Robert Gates, the former United States Secretary of Defense, in a September 2008 speech, said: “Our conventional modernization programs seek a 99% solution in years. Stability and counterinsurgency missions—the wars we are in—require 75% solutions in months. The challenge is whether in our bureaucracy and in our minds these two different paradigms can be made to coexist”. Since that. acquisition Project Management

2008 174

Project Management Census 2017

Arras People

It’s that time of year again when we ask for your time to help us put together the latest Project Management Benchmark Report. We know many of you look forward to reading through the report too so hopefully you’ll be able to give us your input again this year. >>

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The Must-Read Reading List for Project Communication and Collaboration

Girl's Guide to PM

Melanie Franklin & Susan Tuttle: Stationery Office, 2008. . Project teams communicate and collaborate by default, don’t they? Erm, no. That certainly hasn’t been the case for all the teams I have worked on.

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The Project Management Benchmark Report 2016

Arras People

The numbers of practitioners under 34 years of age has consistently fallen since the 2008 recession. We launch the latest annual report on the UK and Global Programme and Project Management domain today.

2016 295

The PMO is Dead… Long Live the PMO!

Arras People

In 2008 over 89% of organisations with more than 250 people involved in their project community had some form of PMO. In this guest post from Christopher Worsley at CITI he looks at one of my favourite subjects, the PMO.

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Can the Words “Innovation” and “Project Management” Be Used In The Same Sentence?

The IIL Blog

According to management guru Peter Drucker, there are only two sources for growth: marketing and innovation [Drucker, 2008]. 2008). By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL. INTRODUCTION. Companies need growth for survival. Companies cannot grow simply through cost reduction and reengineering efforts.