How Critical Path Method Drives Project Management Success

Some projects may consist of hundreds of tasks and dependencies. Sometimes it is not easy to identify the most important tasks and meet their deadlines. Do you know the method that can solve this problem? What is the critical path method? Critical path method (CPM) is a step-by-step management technique for project processes planning. It…

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Best Project Management Books for Every Manager

Reading is one of the most helpful ways to become more professional. Professional books can teach much better than lectures or professors. In this article we prepared the list of books with their descriptions for you. They will be of much help in managing projects in 2017. Why is it so important to read the best…

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10 Most Typical Pitfalls in Project Management and Ways to Avoid Them

A good project is something that unites plenty of details. It consists of a skilled manager and a team that performs tasks. It includes a circumspect plan that covers all major as well as minor issues and many more other crucial things. These «many more other crucial things» are integral part of any project be…

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How Stakeholder Management Influences on a Project

No project can be successfully accomplished without stakeholders and their management. It is a critical and integral part of any plan that has the only aim – to achieve results and deliverables that were set from the very beginning. A special term – project stakeholder management - exists to describe the process of dealing with…

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4 Basic Project Estimation Techniques

It’s hard to estimate a project as you never find exactly the same ones to take examples and guess how much effort, time and budget it can take. What works best in one case doesn’t work at all in any other even with the same data, teams and budget. Moreover, even the best project estimation…

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GanttPRO Wins 2017 Project Management Software Awards

GanttPRO was just granted not one, but two industry accolades, thanks to one of the leading B2B software review platforms. FinancesOnline recognized our project management software with the 2017 Great User Experience Award and Rising Star Award for its intuitive visualization feature and highly useful platform for projects with multiple teams. The awards are the…

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JIRA as a Project Management Tool

It is hardly to meet anyone who works in IT-sphere and hasn’t heard a word about JIRA - specialized project management software. This very popular and highly customizable tool helps teams to better and more efficiently work on projects. This article is the continuation of JIRA related content. Here I described general issues connected with…

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5 Best Gantt Chart JIRA Plugins

Software developers enjoy using JIRA software for their projects. It has a lot of advantages for creating and planning all steps of product development. But at the same time, there are some issues that this powerful software lacks. The first that comes to my mind is Gantt charts. This article is the continuation of JIRA…

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10 JIRA Plugins for More Efficient Project Management

If you are a software developer, it is highly likely that you used or are using JIRA Software. As JIRA developers state, it is number 1 software development tool used by agile teams. We bet you won’t argue that. JIRA is a very powerful tool that makes work process simpler and more effective. It helps…

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10 Free and Discounted Software for Nonprofit Organizations

Doing good for other people deserves a lot of praise, respect and simply warm words. Especially when it is done on organizations scale. Those organizations that are called nonprofit do not set goals to make money, but to help people in need. Nonprofit organizations are like small or middle businesses in some way. They also…

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How to Make a Gantt Chart in Excel

You hardly meet someone who never heard about Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel in particular. This office suite includes a variety of useful apps for convenient day-to-day work. Thousands of people use it every day with different aims be it something for your office needs or at home. Excel is very popular software presented in…

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10 Project Management Skills to Possess for Every Project Manager

Any project manager, in case he or she wants to be successful, should be all-in-one person. It does not only include professional skills, knowledge and overall background. It also concerns many other personal qualities and abilities like getting on with teammates, clients and stakeholders, etc. If you as a project manager have great technical training,…

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