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Virtual Teams, Work Management for Teams

How to Connect Distributed Teams with Projectplace and Zoom

As everyone is finding themselves amid the world’s largest virtual workplace experiment, it’s more important than ever for distributed teams to stay connected. Because many organizations are no longer operating within a traditional office environment, they need to come up with new ways to ensure that work is delivered fast and with complete alignment to strategic objectives.   What makes this difficult is that organizations often have an excessive number of tools that different teams use to communicate work information. Video conferencing, email, chat, and other applications make effective collaboration difficult when these tools are used outside of the context where the work actually happens.   The...

Innovation Management, Virtual Teams

Crowdsourcing Software: Driving Virtual Workplace Engagement

Researchers today anticipate a dramatic increase in employees working from home starting in the next two years — a trend that will likely accelerate given recent global events. With the shift towards remote work comes the need for organizations to engage their employees in different ways. A variety of tools, such as video conferencing, communications, and crowdsourcing software, exist to address...

Lean & Agile Delivery

OKRs: Objectives and Key Results

When implementing Lean-Agile practices at scale, organizations quickly realize their push for agility conflicts with traditional budgeting and cost accounting practices. It’s challenging to truly achieve organizational agility without evolving these practices. Scaling Lean-Agile practices requires organizations to evolve the way progress is measured. Instead of focusing primarily on the completion of projects, many Lean...

Virtual Teams, Work Management for Teams

Team Tools That Drive Planview’s Remote Workforce

With a growing number of part-time or full-time virtual teams, many managers and team members must address a new concern: How do we collaborate and stay productive when working outside of a traditional office? Effective team tools — along with a few good routines and shared processes — can enable individuals and teams who are working remotely to stay productive, collaborate efficiently, and deliver work fast.   Almost half of Planview’s employees work outside...

Project Portfolio Management, Vision and Trends

Capturing Actuals in 2020: Who Said Timesheets are Passé?

“Timesheets are passé.” “Nobody wants to do a timesheet!” “Agile teams don’t report time!” But… “All of this capitalization stuff is being pushed very hard by finance.” “[So we need] rigorous timekeeping against work.” You may be thinking that I’ve collected these quotes from a variety of Planview customers, but the reality is that these...

Work Management for Teams

Project Collaboration: 5 Strategic Ways to Avoid Silos

The era of digital transformation is requiring organizations to move faster and adapt to changing market and customer demands more quickly. Slowing the pace, however, are organizational silos that discourage effective project collaboration and prevent a company from staying agile and responsive. Organizational silos occur when employees or entire departments don’t want or don’t have...

Virtual Teams, Work Management for Teams

Empowering Remote Teams: 6 Effective Strategies

Remote work has become the new normal for many organizations over the past few years. If you’re a manager who’s used to leading remote teams, then you probably know the usual tips and tricks: Make a schedule. Take breaks. Shower. But working remotely — especially if you’re part of a team — is about more...

Lean & Agile Delivery

Learnings from a Newly Formed Agile Team [Team Interview]

Like many organizations today, Planview has been on its own Agile transformation journey for more than a year now. As a seasoned member of the corporate marketing team and first-year Scrum Master, I’ve had the opportunity to see how “being Agile” has taken shape across the business and how adopting Agile principles has changed the...

Work Management for Teams

Does Your Kanban Board Need a Refresh?

Spring is a time of renewal; a time to clear out the old to make space for new opportunities. If you’re using a Kanban board to manage your team’s work, you probably do some regular maintenance to keep your Kanban board up-to-date. However, just like with the closets in your home, from time to time,...

Virtual Teams, Work Management for Teams

Work Management for the Virtual Workforce

Across the globe, more and more businesses are rapidly building out their ability to support a virtual workforce with work management solutions. The catalyst for this effort comes from a variety of internal factors, such as when an organization leans on distributed teams as part of their digital transformation or makes remote hires to address talent gaps.   Virtual workforces can also spring up in response to emergencies such as local disasters or out of concern for employee health and wellness, like we have seen this week at Apple, Google, and other large organizations.  ...