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Project Management Help

Most software suppliers deliver their solutions with some kind of help file. Similarly, we have such a solution and are confident that the information we provide is relevant, helpful and accurate for our users. But, many software users try to avoid ever reading these help files. It is in fact often the last place people...

Contextual Task Management

Some of the best project managers seem to have an uncanny sense of what needs to be completed by whom. If you sit in a meeting with these types, they instantly recall what activities those in the room are performing, what questions need answering, and what next steps are required. Whether interacting with individuals or...

Three Questions for Project Teams

While seemingly rather simplistic, the below three questions call for some critical thinking and decision making as a project is initiated. Let’s review each in detail: What does success look like? Many project managers fail to ask this most basic of questions, and may even be smirking a bit that one would suggest asking what...

The Meaning of a Project

In his July 2009 TED talk, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Dan Pink talks about intrinsic motivation: “The three most vital components of a successful project: autonomy, mastery and meaning”. Do go ahead and listen to the seventeen minute presentation, it’s well worth it. Then, read on. I would argue that...

Come in, our APIs are Open!

Projectplace is a service in “The Cloud”, and we deliver a product designed to solve many problems for many potential customers. You can go to our site and evaluate our service for free. We hope you’ll understand what we’re about and decide to become a customer. But if our offer fails to appeal we will lose your...

Projectplace – the Mac release and more

Tomorrow we have a release that will bring a lot of positive news for our users, especially our Mac users. This is what we plan to release… Document Manager for Mac Public Beta The internal and private beta has been successful. So now we are inviting the whole world, or at least all interested users,...

Why engage Projectplace Ideas?

You are using a project management software that you like and find useful. But you find that you also use other tools or that you would like to work in a slightly different way or that you have different demands from the stakeholders. You feel certain that a lot of people must have the same need...

Seven tips for successful management

I regularly find myself reading the thoughts and opinions of experts on management and how I can be a better manager. I’m never actually surprised by what I read – I think most of it is obvious. At the same time it’s easy to agree with what you’ve read, but difficult to put it into...

Project Management’s Five Deadly Sins

70% of all IT projects fail Since the mid-1980s, the Standish Group has published the world’s largest study on IT projects – the Chaos Manifesto (formerly called the Chaos Report). Over the years they have examined over 70,000 projects, and what’s startling is the amount of IT-related projects that fail. In the latest poll for...