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Work Management for Teams

7 Tips to Improve Project Productivity and Team Work

Published By Zach McDowell


No question about it—today’s work environment can be chaotic. Not only do projects tend to pile up, but most project managers struggle to keep track of everything their team has on its plate. This gets magnified when the team is geographically dispersed or when members consist of third party vendors (like agencies). How do you keep track of it all when traditional tools like email and spreadsheets are more of a hinderance than helpful? Whether your biggest frustration is getting pulled into unnecessary meetings, an unruly to-do list that grows by the minute, or digging through emails to find the latest version of the document, it’s not too late to keep work from descending out of control.

Break the cycle of frustration. Organizations must learn how to find balance and structure regarding project management—and collaborative work management can help. Here are 7 tips to get started!

  1. Stop juggling too many tasks
  2. Improve visibility into work status
  3. Use one tool that does more, not more tools
  4. Create a virtual office
  5. Become more agile using Kanban boards and cards
  6. Make your plan a reality
  7. Report on success and progress in real-time

To eliminate unnecessary confusion, create a structure to your workflow, get the team involved and collaborate, and things will run smoother than ever. Watch the webcast, “Survival Guide for Project Managers—How to Beat Chaotic Ways of Working,” featuring Leila Rosenstråle, Product Manager at Planview, for a deeper dive into the 7 tips and discover how to promote stability in your workplace.

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Written by Zach McDowell Director, Product Marketing

Zach is a senior product manager for Planview PPM Pro and Planview Projectplace. He has managed teams across three continents at Planview and largely focuses on driving innovation for mid-market project management and PPM. He led one of the largest releases in Projectplace’s 20-year history and continues to grow and support its global user base.