Project Management

January 24, 2020 Microsoft’s Change of Default Search on 365 Is Met With Outrage

On January 23, Microsoft announced a change to Office 365 Pro Plus. This change will make Bing the default search engine in Google Chrome.

January 21, 2020 Mavenlink Took a Step Towards Resource Self-Management

Earlier this year, Mavenlink announced a PSA-supporting function for targeting and tracking the ratio of billable vs. non-billable time. Consultants get a useful feature, but what about the garden-variety IT knowledge worker?

January 20, 2020 Wrike’s Approach to Avoiding Employee Burnout Requires a Collaborative, Top-Down Approach to Portfolio Planning

Wrike’s Laura Quiambao recently blogged about the dangers of employee burnout and highlighted how Wrike Resource can help. It’s tough to argue with her four proposed solutions, but a fifth component is absent from her analysis: engaged, responsible portfolio ownership.

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 17, 2020 Workfront Acquires Atiim to Shine Light on Strategic Alignment

Workfront recently announced its acquisition of Atiim, a leading OKR (Objectives and Key Results) vendor. It plans to offer an integrated tool set called Workfront Goals in the coming year, connecting the objectives tracking front end (OKR software) to its work management application (Workfront, formerly known as @Task).

January 16, 2020 Planview Sees Auto-Timesheet Helping With Software Project Capitalization

Planview is marketing its automatic timesheet feature as something that enables capitalization of Agile investments and promotes the scale out of Agile itself. But the real question is: how does the software automatically produce timesheet data?

January 16, 2020 Microsoft Teams Innovations to Benefit Healthcare Organizations

Microsoft Teams’ latest innovations offer a range of benefits for healthcare organizations.

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 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 Mavenlink Helps With Work-Life Balance, Assuming Leadership Plays Along

While Mavenlink’s press release on its Future of Work survey doesn’t map the findings back to the software itself, we’ll fill in one of the gaps: Mavenlink can help with your work-life balance, assuming that your leadership decides to play along.

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 14, 2020 Review: Zoom’s 2019 Zoomtopia Conference

Zoom Video Communications has announced an array of offerings for 2020 at its third-annual Zoomtopia Conference.

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.

January 07, 2020 Mural: Design Collaboration Across Geographical Boundaries

Enterprise architects want to collaborate with businesses in real-time to design and create models, but due to geographical constraints, this is not often possible. Many enterprise architecture (EA) tools simply don’t allow the parties/teams to view changes in real-time.

January 07, 2020 Cisco Enhances Collaboration Portfolio

Cisco Systems has announced several enhancements to its collaboration portfolio, which includes new software and hardware solutions and a partnership with Microsoft.

January 07, 2020 Mitel/Avaya Merger Looks Imminent

It is likely that Mitel will acquire Avaya, following news that Avaya CEO Jim Chirico stated he would be seeking “strategic alternatives” during the company’s August 13 third quarter earnings call.

December 20, 2019 Swit Launches Advanced Tier

Swit has launched a new Advanced tier for its collaboration suite, enabling innovative cross-team collaboration for small and large organizations.

December 19, 2019 Cisco Suffers Security Flaw With Zoom Interoperability

Cisco is beginning to lose patience with its Zoom interoperability after another Zoom security risk: access for the Zoom Connector for Cisco hosted on zoom.us did not require authentication, allowing external users to join a Zoom meeting without password credentials.

December 11, 2019 Generational Shift in the Workplace Is Boosting Use of Video Conferencing: Lifesize

With the bulk of the millennial generation now fully in the workforce and moving into decision-maker roles, the way business gets done is changing. And it involves a lot more collaboration over video, according to a new report from Lifesize.

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.

December 02, 2019 Bonitasoft BPM Is Now Available in the Cloud

Bonitasoft, an open-source business process management (BPM) vendor, is now offering implementation of its low-code automation software via the cloud.