Features do not a Product Roadmap Make

Tyner Blain

Agile Prioritization Product Management Product Strategy Requirements Software developmentLast month, Mike Smart of Egress Solutions and I gave a webinar for Pragmatic Marketing on product roadmapping when working in agile environments.

2015 195

8 ways to train your staff to digital efficiency

Azendoo

Software is eating the world and startups can deform or disrupt the the value chain in the blink of an eye. Established companies have but one goal: resilience. During most of the 20th Century, it was enough to ensure not only their survival, but their dominance.

2015 148

You Won’t Believe What These Five Lenses Can Show You About Your Product

Tyner Blain

In enterprise software, it isn’t enough to build software, you have to deploy it.

2015 154

These 3 Toxic Personalities Make Project Managers Crazy

Azendoo

If you've ever led a project, you know that it takes more than high quality project management software to get things done. Are You One of Them? Here are a few toxic personalities to watch for, and weed out before they sabotage your project: Yappers. These types never learned to listen.

2015 155

Software Review: ITM Platform [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

I spent some time using this online project management software and here is my ITM Platform software review. You'll also like: Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017] Roadmap Planner is a simple app designed for creating strategic plans. Better Collaboration Software

2017 192

Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

The software comes with templates so you don’t have to create from scratch unless you want to. I tried the software on my iPad and frankly it wasn’t that easy to create a nice looking roadmap using my fingers as input devices. Software review: Viewpath Express Viewpath 2.0

2017 188

Minimal Viable Product

Zen Project Management

Groupon started as an online activism platform and PayPal started out building security software for handheld devices (think Palm Pilots, not smart phones). I have a customer with a challenge. We've been working on an application and finished our first release. The business folks looked at it and came up with a list of "must-have's" they want before going live. The IT folks are pushing back, trying to keep additional work to a minimum before going to production.

2015 100

Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

The software comes with templates so you don’t have to create from scratch unless you want to. I tried the software on my iPad and frankly it wasn’t that easy to create a nice looking roadmap using my fingers as input devices. Software review: Viewpath Express Viewpath 2.0

2017 180

5 Time Management Trends for 2016

Paymo App

But there is a shift towards using predictive algorithms in software: think predictive text for your SMS messages, but bigger. Predictive software could look at your past timesheets and let you know what’s going to be eating up your time in the week to come.

2015 80

Slenke.com: How To Get Started [Software Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Slenke.com: How To Get Started [Software Review] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Slenke has been around since 2015, but you might not have heard of this Canadian-built project management software tool. Software

2018 133

Hierarchy Is Bad For Motivation

Pawel Brodzinski

First of all, especially in the context of software development, there’s a strong correlation between the two. Whenever a topic of motivation at work pops up I always bring up Dan Pink’s point.

2015 73

3 Reasons Agencies Need Task And Project Management Software

Function Point

I am currently in a part-time MBA program at Simon Fraser University and during my Information Systems Management class I had an ‘a-ha’ moment about task and project management software. Function Point Productivity Software (fp.)

2015 52

Solid State Pros | Advertising Agency Software Spotlight 1

Function Point

Function Point does so many things in one place (From a cloud-based CRM to project management; contract management to resource management — it’s an advertising agency software with time tracking capabilities!). We love each and every one of our clients and what makes them unique.

2015 52

Value of MVP and Knowledge Discovery Process

Pawel Brodzinski

Given that Lunar Logic is a web software shop we often talk with startups that want to build their product. If only we could have such a discussion about every feature that we build in our products we would add much less waste to software.

2015 58

fp. Answers: Common Project Management Software Questions

Function Point

It happens every once in a while: you stumble into a problem with your creative project management software – don’t fret! At Function Point, our creative project management software comes with free lifetime support. We’ll show you how speedy and easy software support can be.

2015 52

Your CRM Implementation Is Going To Fail

Troubled and Failing Project

To be sure, configuring the software is significantly more difficult that it appears at first glance. As much as one wants to blame Salesforce, Microsoft, or some other software vendor, though, the trouble lies much closer to home. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) implementations fail at an alarming rate. For the last fourteen years, numerous independent parties have come up with the same dismal statistics. In fact, your implementation probably will not meet your goals either.

2015 59

Own Your Agency Resolutions With Project Management Software

Function Point

In the same way that people are working on improving their own bodies, a new year is also a great time to improve the health of your creative agency with a project management software. To see your agency get fit in 2015, you may need a bit of motivational support.

2015 52

fp. Project Management Software Boosts Top Draw’s Growth

Function Point

Online Project Management Software Case Study . Top Draw utilized up to eight different software tools to manage projects, which made extraction and transfer of information prone to error. Without an integrated creative project management software solution, scalability was limited.

2015 52

Find Creative Project Management Software To Fit Your Agency

Function Point

It starts with knowing what you want before you go looking for your creative project management software, because once you start, what each option has to offer can blend into an indiscernible jumble. Here’s the thing: we’ve worked with a lot of creative agencies.

2015 52

How to pick a project management methodology

Moira Alexander

Waterfall methodology is sequential in nature; it’s used across many industries, most commonly in software development. Think of project management (PM) methodologies as blueprints, step-by-step instructions that guide your team on how to build a successful project. With so many different – and in some cases, overlapping – approaches to managing the complexities of any given program, how can you know which one is right for your project, team or organization?

2015 61

3 Tips for Last Minute Holiday Strategies

DigitalPM

Integrating your eCommerce customer data with software like Windsor Circle will enable you to track purchases that take place during these heavy acquisition times. Remember retailers and eCommerce manager, it is not too late!

2015 56

Agency Management Software Demo vs. Free Trial

Function Point

Agency Management Software Demo vs. Free Trial. Unfortunately, no one is ever taught “How to Buy an Agency Management Software” in school. After the first exploratory demo, you’ll dive deeper into specific functionality while going over questions that arise as you learn more about the system (check out the smart way to buy agency management software ). Because our agency management software is so comprehensive, it requires training to be used optimally.

2015 40

Are you feeling mature?

Mike Clayton

Software development, project management, and risk management all have maturity models that set criteria to allow organisations to measure the level of institutionalisation of good practices. It think it is time that Stakeholder Engagement Management also had a maturity model. … Continue reading → Stakeholder Management The Influence Agenda maturity model stakeholder engagement management

2015 48

Buying Project Workflow Software is Like Hiring a New Staff

Function Point

We’ve helped hundreds of creative firms find the right project workflow software for their business and sometimes that means recommending other solutions. Finding the right software is just like hiring an employee. Here are our 4 tips to help you ‘hire’ the right project workflow software. The first thing to do when looking for a project management software solution is the same thing you need to do when hiring someone.

2015 40

When the Agile rubber hits the enterprise road

quantmleap

The reality in such circumstances is that while the software development aspect of the project/program can utilize Agile methods, the project in its entirety is still bound to interface with non Agile delivery teams, operating with a different cadence, different milestones, and different operational requirements. H aving been ‘doing’ both Waterfall and Agile for quite some time now I feel fairly qualified to point out the idiosyncrasies in both approaches.

2015 52

4 Keys To Setting Up A Winning Project Management Software

Function Point

If you type something along the lines of “percentage of software implementations that fail” into a search engine, you may be surprised by the numbers out there – 65%, 68%, 72% and even 75% according to some research. So, how can your agency beat the statistics and successfully implement a software solution like Function Point? Software implementations fail long before you even select the software. You want the software to make your agency processes faster or better?

2015 40

How to Communicate the Value of Project Management Software

Function Point

Ask someone on the street why they use agency project management software and you’ll get answers ranging from “it’s great for reports,” to “time tracking has never been easier” to “I don’t use it, it’s completely useless.” ” You may have an idea of the value of project management software for your team and for yourself, but communicating that value to different people with different opinions is not always easy.

2015 40

Function Point Project Management Software vs. Mavenlink

Function Point

If you’re currently searching for project management software you’ve probably come across several solutions that seem to fit. When choosing a workflow management tool, it’s important to investigate the whole picture, and at first glance, there are a couple solutions that offer similar project management software with financial management. Running between multiple software systems is annoyingly time-consuming.

2015 40

4 Key Issues Solved By Project Management Software

Function Point

Here are 4 obstacles that you may recognize at your agency, and if you can identify with them, it may be time to consider agency project management software as a solution. A project management software like Function Point’s offers you the ability to know what you need to know, when you need to know it. If you think it may be time for an agency project management software check out the eBook below to take the readiness quiz! Using Project Management Software.

2015 40

Simplify Your Agency Life With Creative Management Software

Function Point

January 2015 marked 18 years since I incorporated Function Point. ” Leader Graphic Design really typifies the experience of getting FP’s creative management software into an agency and what it can do to help grow the business. Needed a creative management software in place to facilitate business growth and additional people. The post Simplify Your Agency Life With Creative Management Software appeared first on Function Point.

2015 40

How FP’s Agency Management Software Training is Unique

Function Point

Deploying project management software is a more complex process than simply installing the software and pressing go. With our training program, you’ll learn how to use the software for success , but you’ll also get to review and streamline your business practices with our industry experts. This is especially important because it helps eliminate the daunting feeling associated with learning a new software.

2015 40

Function Point Project Management Software Vs. Workfront

Function Point

When it comes to choosing your cloud-based project management software, it is important to look at a variety of factors. While many of our customers originally compared Function Point to other solutions, they ultimately decided to implement our market leading project management software based on these main reasons: 1. Workfront integrates with other tools through their API but it doesn’t work with accounting software.

2015 40

Why Training Is Key For Project Management Software Success

Function Point

Implementing productivity management software is no different. That’s why it’s important that, before purchasing your productivity management software, you can ensure your team will be guided and supported throughout the software roll-out. While you’re weighing different productivity management software options, an important feature to look for in your training is whether it’s an in-house program or if it’s outsourced.

2015 41

Prep Your fp. Project Management Software For 2015

Function Point

It’s almost 2015 and it seems like every year goes by faster. January 1st is a great time to have your project management software cleaned up. Your New Year’s resolution shouldn’t be to clean up your project management software, it should be to keep it clean.

2014 52

The Smart Way to Buy Creative Project Management Software

Function Point

The Smart Way to Buy Creative Project Management Software. As you first start looking into creative project management software, there are a few things you should be aware of. Therefore, the first step you want to take is to figure out what is on your creative project management software wishlist, and what your project management pain points are. The post The Smart Way to Buy Creative Project Management Software appeared first on Function Point.

2015 40

Internal Agency Issues Solved By Project Management Software

Function Point

Internal Agency Issues Solved By Project Management Software. Many creative project management software solutions out there right now are tailored towards solving challenges met by traditional agencies. At Function Point, our experience with this type of agency has given us some specialized knowledge about the world of project management software and internal agencies. The post Internal Agency Issues Solved By Project Management Software appeared first on Function Point.

2015 40

What Makes Function Point Project Management Software Unique

Function Point

Implementing a creative project management software at your agency can probably feel like a reality show in itself — albeit without as many roses, nationwide votes and hidden immunity idols. We want to know what sent you searching for a creative project management software such as ours, and what your goals are surrounding the implementation. The post What Makes Function Point Project Management Software Unique appeared first on Function Point.

2015 40

Is Your Agency Ready For a Project Management Software?

Function Point

At Function Point, many of the creative agencies we talk to are searching for a project management software solution to replace the ad-hoc systems they have in place. Knowing it’s time to implement a project management software is not just about feeling overwhelmed or being too busy to keep track of everything. Below are a few examples of where a project management software can help free you from chaos and streamline your business.

2015 40

3 Things to Expect From a User-Friendly Resource Planning Software

Ganttic

While software companies put in a lot of time and effort into building an intuitive and easy-to-learn software, it is inevitable that first-time users will experience difficulties when using something new. 3) Further Development Most softwares continuously update and develop their platforms to meet the standards of technology advancements and the expectations of their users.

2015 40

3 Ways Project Management Software Is Like A Cleanse

Function Point

Here are 3 ways that using a project management software is like a cleanse for your creative agency: It Gives You a Renewed Sense of Optimism. Implementing a project management software like Function Point can evoke a similar feeling if you’re coming from a bunch of spreadsheets. A workflow management software like Function Point lets you slash the time you spend updating those spreadsheets. Ah, January.

2015 40