Project Management

May 14, 2021 The Three C’s of Enterprise Collaboration Software

This note outlines Info-Tech’s Three C’s of Enterprise Collaboration framework to help buyers effectively navigate the collaboration software marketspace.

February 26, 2021 Review: ZohoDay 2021

On February 24-25, 2021, Zoho held its annual ZohoDay – a conference aimed at communicating the state of the business and product roadmaps. The event coincided with Zoho’s 25th year as a company, testament to Zoho’s long-term business approach: grow organically, have zero debt, zero external investments, remain cashflow positive, and plow cashflow back into the business and customers.

October 01, 2020 Vendor Briefing: Zoho Workplace

On September 4, 2020, Info-Tech briefed with Zoho about current and upcoming features of Zoho Workplace, a global enterprise collaboration platform. Organizations, especially SMBs, that want to look outside of Microsoft’s and Google’s office productivity suite duopoly should consider shortlisting Zoho Workplace as a viable option.

August 05, 2020 IBM Raises Price on Software Support; Shoves Customers Toward the Cloud

IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.

July 30, 2020 Google Announces Major G-Suite Updates

Google has announced several updates to its G-Suite offering, which aims to heavily integrate and better secure its teamwork applications. The move represents a clear attempt by Google to directly compete with Microsoft’s office productivity suite, with several of the G-Suite updates mirroring the logical architecture of Office 365.

May 20, 2020 monday.com 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.

May 12, 2020 The Many Flavors of Application Rationalization

The application portfolio management (APM) tool space can be a confusing one, as many software vendors offer their own take of what APM is. Enterprise architecture, application management and project portfolio management tools offer an APM use case, but these are often quite skewed the primary function of the tool.

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 JetBrains Announces New Collaboration Tool: Space

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

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 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.

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 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 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 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 29, 2020 Planview and Tasktop Announce Strategic Partnership to Enable Portfolio Management for Agile Organizations

To provide a single pane of glass for the work done across disparate teams, Planview announced a strategic partnership with Tasktop to expand its Agile Scaler offering. Now, organizations can aggregate the work of various teams into a portfolio and assess status and the financial impact to business objectives and analyze dependencies across different teams.

January 27, 2020 Monday.com 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 monday.com’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 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.