Project Management

May 20, 2020 Is Focused on User Adoption As WFH Continues

Adoption is one of the biggest challenges that organizations deal with when implementing commercial project management tools. Amid a global pandemic, this challenge has only been exasperated with many working from home.

April 24, 2020 GitHub Free for Teams Helps Level the Playing Field

Almost a decade has passed since Marc Andreessen’s article “Why Software Is Eating The World” passionately defended the rise of software and its potential to disrupt every industry. The ensuing decade has proven his thesis to be true.

April 07, 2020 It’s Not About Projects vs. Products; It’s About Coming Together to Deliver Value

Product management should not replace project management. They are complementary and are both integral to enabling the frequent delivery of business value.

February 06, 2020 KeyedIn Announces Improved Support for Agile Portfolio Management

KeyedIn released version 7.0 of its flagship product, KeyedIn Projects, featuring support for the transition to an increasingly Agile-focused IT shop. Work is assigned to Agile teams when the individual assignment is impractical.

February 04, 2020 Let’s Be Realistic About a Project Manager’s Role in Product Delivery

KeyedIn’s Vice President of Marketing, Shawn Dickerson, wrote a piece on product delivery vs. project completion. In it he discusses important project management themes like business value, outcomes, and visibility. Although what he’s proposing makes sense theoretically, it’s difficult to execute realistically.

February 04, 2020 Trello Wants to Close the Digital Divide With Email Integration

Trello’s Brian Cervino recently provided examples and insights of how to integrate the card wall with email. He sees this feature as something that will “close the digital divide.” There’s a good debate to be had about whether removing friction from the task creation process is really helping.

February 04, 2020 JetBrains Announces New Collaboration Tool: Space

JetBrains has announced a new integrated team collaboration environment aimed at DevOps engineers and project managers: Space.

January 31, 2020 Zoho Projects Offers Two “New” Gantt Chart Features

Zoho Projects has recently announced two new Gantt chart features: a baseline health check and a critical path highlighter. Both are helpful, but hardly gamechangers in the project management space.

January 31, 2020 Asana Rolls Out New Project List View to Increase Clarity Around Project Tasks and Misses the Mark With Customers

To improve visibility into progress on project tasks and navigate the details of project plans, Asana has rolled out a new project List view. However, while the feature enhancement was supposed to make life easier for project managers, many users have commented that the “sections” functionality has changed, and as a result, has caused organizations a lot of grief.

January 31, 2020 Teamwork Enhances Workload Functionality to Include Visibility Into Individual Capacity

To facilitate decisions around resource reassignment, Teamwork has updated its Workload overview, which shows where and how individuals are spending their time, to include each person’s capacity. Now, organizations can be more flexible and respond to changing priorities throughout the course of the project.

January 29, 2020 KeyedIn’s Enhanced Gantt Chart Performance Brings the Promise of Better PM Process Adoption

One of the newest features in KeyedIn’s cloud-based PPM solution is an improved Gantt chart experience, designed to facilitate ease-of-use for enterprise organizations.

January 27, 2020 Is Missing a Crucial Link in Its Blockchain Prediction

It’s not often that revolutionary solutions come up in the world of project management, so’s Peter Giffen grabbed my attention with his recent blog on blockchain. Giffen claims that blockchain will change project management. This is a bold statement considering that the piece fails to explain how exactly this change will happen. Giffen references a report from the PMI’s Brightline Initiative, consisting of several recognizable names, that also leaves much to be desired.

January 17, 2020 Trello’s Four Stages of Team Productivity; Don’t Forget the Curator

Trello’s Leah Ryder recently blogged about that old and reliable observation about the four stages of team dynamics (Forming – Storming – Norming – Performing). We asked ourselves how this relates to the Trello cardwall and found a critical ingredient: the curator.

January 15, 2020 Clarizen Go – A Card Wall by Another Name

Clarizen launched Clarizen Go in the last quarter of 2019. Intended to assist the transition to agile workflows, Clarizen Go claims to make creating and moving tasks during a project easier, while also improving visibility into the portfolio with integration with Clarizen One.

January 15, 2020 Teamwork Rolls Out New Features in Teamwork Spaces

Teamwork rolled out new features in its Teamwork Spaces, where content can be stored, accessed, edited, read, and shared. Teamwork Spaces is a separate product, not an add-on feature, but it does integrate with the vendor’s popular Teamwork Projects solution.

January 08, 2020 Tempo Brings Project Management Practices to Jira

Resource planning, time tracking, and financial management remain core delivery capabilities, whether the organization is operating in an Agile or Waterfall environment. Tempo brings key project management capabilities to delivery teams leveraging Atlassian Jira for work management.

December 11, 2019 Trello Hits 50 Million Registered Users and Gets New Capabilities

Atlassian-owned project management tool Trello has hit 50 million registered users, up from 19 million users when Atlassian acquired Trello in 2017. To celebrate, Atlassian has expanded Trello’s capabilities.

November 19, 2019 Asana Introduces Automation With Customizable Rules to Alleviate Busywork

Asana’s automation features help reduce busywork by enabling users to create rules for repetitive tasks. This allows staff to dedicate their attention to higher-value tasks, with the potential to increase both productivity and job satisfaction.

October 30, 2019 ALM Works Brings “Structure” to Project Complexity

ALM Works Structure for Jira enables Atlassian customers to track and manage projects at scale.

September 27, 2019 Atlassian Embraces Continually Changing Plans With Portfolio for Jira Server and Data Center 3.0

Atlassian embraces the reality that roadmaps and plans are living, breathing, and continually changing.

July 04, 2019 Wrike Adds Fourth Feature to New Resource Management Tool

Wrike launched a resource management solution last November as an add-on to its current product. Wrike called it “Wrike Resource” and recently added the often-disputed timesheet to the feature list.