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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.

Work Management for Teams

Planview Showcases Projectplace Workspaces at SXSW in Austin – Get Sh!t Done

When it comes to demonstrating revolutionary new technology, there is no better destination than the SXSW Conference and Trade Show in Austin, Texas. This year, Planview is excited to showcase Projectplace Workspaces of our all-in-one work collaboration tool, for the very first time – and in or own backyard. What Are Workspaces? In Projectplace, Workspaces...

Customer Success

Mentor Graphics Receives Ventana Research Leadership Award

Planview customer Mentor Graphics was named one of Ventana Research’s 28 Leadership Award winners for 2016. They received the CIO/IT Leadership Award for their use of Planview to manage projects and people for the best possible outcomes and accountability. I cover the details on our sister blog, Project Lab and take a deep dive into how...

Work Management for Teams

Get Rid of the Chaos with Collaborative Work Management! [Infographic]

Eliminate inefficient ways of working in your day-to-day life with all-in-one tool Collaborative work management is crucial in today’s work environment. Yet, many organizations and teams struggle to incorporate efficient collaboration into their daily routines. This isn’t from a lack of trying—quite the opposite. Teams are trying too hard, as they are overwhelmed with numerous...

Work Management for Teams

How Structured Collaboration Can End the Chaos

“Transparency” is perhaps one of the more popular buzzwords when it comes to talking about workplace practices. It really is a simple and alluring concept. Employees from different departments and geographical locations are able to work together on projects, share information, and break down silos. Companies that implement transparent working techniques make great strides in increasing...

Work Management for Teams

Sizing Up the Enterprise Collaboration Market

According to Forrester: 77% of information workers use email to communicate internally 76% use it to share information with external partners 26% are on email at least several times a day 53% are on it constantly Not surprisingly, these interruption-driven activities cut the time devoted to an actual task to a mere 18%. The antidote...