Too Much of a Good Thing: Avoiding Unnecessary Over-Collaboration

21 November 2017
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Just because you’re able to collaborate with roles across your organization doesn’t mean that everyone’s word should carry the same gravity. Understanding the weight and point of view of each of your collaborators before you share your project is vital to your end goal’s success.

Project Collaboration Experts: Top 5 Linkedin Groups to follow

14 November 2017
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Here are 5 Linkedin groups that you can follow right away to stay up to date with project collaboration tools & techniques: NQI – Collaborative Project Management: This group is part of NQI’s goal to encourage discussions, conversations and sharing of experiences regarding all things related to project management, management of project portfolios (PPM) and collaboration. Castlebreck – Knights of Collaboration: Castlebreck provides everything you need to be successful with your Social Business Project. Collaboration & Project Management: Collaboration and Project Management are intimately tied together. There is rarely a successful project without highly effective collaboration. On the other hand, […]

Tips For Successful Project Execution and Completion

9 November 2017
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According to a 2016 PMI report, for every $1 billion invested in projects in the United States, $122 million is wasted due to poor project performance. This of course highlights the need to manage the execution of projects in a way that leads to successful completion – as close to being on time and on budget as possible, while achieving the intended goal of the project. Here are 6 tips for successful project execution and completion: 1. Define and understand the scope of your project Your project scope lays the foundation for what you hope will be a successful project. […]

Collaboration Tool Checklist: 13 Questions to Ask Before Making a Decision

1 November 2017
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Collaborative work is about people working together to achieve a common goal. This is facilitated by the development of new technologies. In recent years, the number of online collaborative tools has increased. Here’s a list of 13 questions to ask yourself before purchasing an online collaboration tool: Can projects be managed collaboratively? Can multiple people work on a same document? Are there any solutions to organize online videoconferences? Can I receive notifications when a project milestone is met? Can I hide some information from my shared calendar? Is it possible to share my presentation with my collaborators in an online […]

Our Latest Review on Finances Online: Genius Project Wins Awards For Project Management Tools

30 October 2017
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Finances Online is an independent review platform for B2B, SaaS and financial solutions. Their goal is to help software buyers find the best solution to fit their specific needs and to connect vendors with potential clients. With an overly crowded marketplace for project management solutions, a resource such as Finances Online is indispensable to the buyer’s purchasing process. In this light, we’re delighted to have received such a positive review from Finances Online. Scoring 96% for user satisfaction and 8.6 with Finances Online, we think it’s fair to pat ourselves on the back for a job well done. The review […]

6 Key Features to Consider When Shopping for Collaboration Software

18 October 2017
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In recent years, the number of collaborative tools has increased. What once started as simply shared agendas has now developed into something extraordinary. Here are 6 key features to consider when shopping for collaboration software: Calendar: The shared calendar facilitates the organization of appointments and meetings without the need to consult all participants. The person organizing the event finds a time interval and can check the availability of the other participants, the meeting room and then send out an invitation. These tools save a lot of time for facilitating teamwork. File sharing: File sharing tools allow you to transfer files, […]

Project Planning: Is It Really Worth It?

16 October 2017
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Love it or hate it, few successful events, trips and large projects ever go off without a hitch in the absence of a diligent plan. As per PMBOK, first comes the project initiation stage, where the project charter is developed and stakeholders are identified, then comes planning. Besides integrating all the input of the various stakeholders, the project plan needs to account for additional parameters such as cost, quality, timing, coordination, communication, the availability of resources and potential risks. When debating the importance of project planning, ask yourself, “What could be the consequences of poor planning?”. You’ll soon see that […]

A Complete Collection of 27 Free Collaboration Tools (+1 Enterprise)

3 October 2017
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What are the free online collaboration tools these days ? Here’s a full list: Appear.in: Free tool to easily organize video-conferences. Slack: Collaboration tool for teams with a fre option (among other paid options as well). Mindmup: Tool for creating easy-to-use and shareable custom diagrams. Flask: Task sharing tool for teams. Access is open to the entire team and priorities can be set. Nooot: Collaborative notebook for meetings and brainstorming with access for all. Cosketch: Multi-user online whiteboard designed to give users the ability to quickly visualize and share ideas as images. Stoodle: Collective shareable whiteboard via URL and social […]

4 Collaboration Techniques to Improve Team Performance

21 September 2017
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(Source: Project Collaboration whitepaper) Collaborative work is about people working together to achieve a common goal. This is facilitated by the development of new technologies. Proximity, intimacy and permissiveness: Harvard researchers have shown that three factors are important for collaborative work. Proximity makes it possible to bring people together, intimacy implies that everyone remains independent and permissiveness encourages relationships and activities outside of work. Methods of exchange: Synchronous tools such as instant messaging or video conferencing enable real-time collaboration. The phone is also widely used and enables employees to quickly access information on a specific topic. Asynchronous tools include shared […]

The Most Common Mistakes When Managing Multiple Projects

18 September 2017
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Managing a project is hard enough work, now add to that managing multiple projects – and you’ve got yourself a real (and worthwhile) challenge. In an effort to help make this process smoother for you, we’ve put together a list of common mistakes – and their subsequent solutions. Mistake #1: Lack of Project & Task Prioritization With companies running several projects simultaneously, sometimes tasks and projects are not properly prioritized and consequently, employees are left trekking away at less meaningful work. As soon as one starts managing multiple projects (and multiple project requests, for that matter), it becomes the responsibility […]